W&L Consultancy Announces Importance of the ACFI Assessment Pack

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Aged care funding specialists W&L Consultancy recently made an announcement explaining the importance of The ACFI Assessment Pack to help aged care facilities submit documentation for funding.

“Including only the required documentation reduces the likelihood of incongruencies. When you are congruent in your ACFI claims, you minimise the risks when it comes time for validation,” said Mr. Heywood-Smith.

W&L Consultancy, specialists in aged care funding, recently announced the importance of “The ACFI Assessment Pack”.

“This pack is the cornerstone to submissions for facilities funding,” said Nick Heywood-Smith, W&L Consultancy’s CEO.

The pack contains documents required to support certain aspects of residents’ care status, such as PAS-CIS, ACFI continence record, ACFI behavior charts, and the Cornell Scale for Depression.

“Knowing what the assessment pack consists of allows you to be congruent in your ACFI claims,” said Mr. Heywood-Smith.

“Including only the required documentation reduces the likelihood of incongruencies. When you are congruent in your ACFI claims, you minimise the risks when it comes time for validation,” said Mr. Heywood-Smith.

“It will also save your staff’s time by reducing the administrative work required to produce the ACFI presentation pack,” he continued.

The PAS-CIS, or Psychogeriatric Assessment Scale, is used to assess a resident’s level of cognitive impairment. It is based on a set of questions that tests a resident’s spatial awareness, short- and long-term memory, auditory comprehension, and understanding of commands.

ACFI Continence and Behaviour charts are required inclusions in the ACFI presentation pack. All facilities are permitted to use their own charts in order to record episodes of incontinence or behaviours. However, their charts must be transcribed onto the ACFI charts to be included in the presentation pack, and the original chart needs to be available for comparison.

The Cornell Scale for Depression assesses each resident’s level of depression. It gives a nil, mild, moderate or severe rating, based on a set of interview questions.

“The Cornell Scale questions can be completed by interviewing the resident themselves, or by interviewing an informant, such as a staff member who works with that resident on a consistent basis,” said Mr. Heywood-Smith.

Aged care facility administrators who want help developing structured ACFI presentation packs and supporting evidence to minimise documentation errors, reduce risks of incongruency, and save staff time can contact the experts at W&L Consultancy.

About W&L Consultancy
W&L Consultancy is a part of Wellness & Lifestyles Australia. They work by analysing each resident in an aged care facility. Then they provide the facility staff with education, planning, and a documentation system that ensures maximum Government funding for each resident. Their new ACFI consultancy services are now available across Australia.

To speak with an ACFI expert at W&L Consultancy, go to http://www.wlconsultancy.com.au.

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