SDAP Service Categories

Page last updated: 30 June 2017

SDAP provides assistance across the following four service categories:

Service Category 1: Service Delivery

Panel Members can be engaged to assist aged care workers, managers and Board members to meet requirements of the current regulatory environment, including requirements of relevant legislation, quality standards and Australian Government funded aged care programs.

This may involve, but is not limited to the following activities:

  • review of existing processes and procedures
  • implementation of improvements to processes and procedures
  • development of culturally appropriate supporting documentation
  • review and improvements to governance practices
  • staff training
  • staff recruitment, retention and rostering activities
  • care planning activities and related claims for fees and supplements
  • provision of nursing advice and guidance
  • identification of community aged care needs and building capacity to meet those needs, and
  • management advisory services.

Service Category 2:  Sector Support

Panel Members may assist one or more providers within a particular region to reposition their business or adopt changes to the aged care system through one or more of the following activities:

  • facilitation of information sessions
  • education and awareness raising activities that are suitable to a range of service types and delivery models in remote and/or Indigenous communities, and
  • strategic planning activities and development of options for delivery of a blended care model in remote and/or Indigenous communities.

Service Category 3:  Financial management

Panel Members may provide specialist financial advice to assist aged care providers to meet their financial obligations in accordance with requirements of current legislation and Australian Government funded aged care programs.

This includes, but is not limited to the following activities:

  • review and development of clear and effective cost controls, accounting, financial management, asset management and reporting processes
  • implementation of improvements to processes and procedures
  • staff training
  • development of a budget to support sustainable delivery of aged care services, and
  • financial analysis activities.

Service Category 4:  Project management

Panel Members can be engaged to assist aged care providers to develop, manage and deliver a project to meet the relevant regulatory requirements including the Building Code of Australia.

This includes, but is not limited to the following activities:

  • review and assess existing buildings and infrastructure
  • scope building and infrastructure requirements
  • develop and review building concept plans
  • develop funding proposals
  • project manage building works, and
  • undertake community and stakeholder engagement activities.

Applications from aged care providers will be considered based on need and funding availability.

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