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ACFI Basics


The Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) is a tool to measure the level of care each resident needs based on activities of daily living, resident behaviour, and complex health care. All levels of staff contribute to care and ACFI documentation within the Aged Care, including carers, enrolled nurses, registered nurses, and allied health professionals. Outcomes from this documentation then inform funding allocation for Aged Care residents.

Undertaking this course will give all those required to contribute to documentation, an understanding of how ACFI works, and why specific documentation is required, assisting with job satisfaction, compliance, and ACFI funding increases. Prior knowledge of the Aged Care Funding Instrument is not required for this course.

 Learning Objectives:

- How funding is determined
- What are the ACFI domains?
- What are the ACFI questions?
- The resident admission and ACFI appraisal process
- Existing residents and the ACFI reappraisal process
- Documentation requirements and the validation process

  Course Code: ACFBA