Aged Care Funding Instrument
Conducting an Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) Appraisal
Information about ACFI appraisals and ACFI structure. Available for download: ACFI Appraisal Pack, ACFI Assessments and ACFI User Guide.
The ACFI consists of twelve care need questions. Diagnostic information about mental and behavioural disorders and other medical conditions is also collected. This information is used to categorise residents as having low, medium or high care needs in each of the following care domains:
- Activities of daily living (ADLs)
- Complex Health Care.
PDF printable version of the ACFI Assessments (PDF 430 KB)
PDF printable version of the ACFI User Guide (PDF 2487 KB)
PDF printable version of the Answer Appraisal Pack (PDF 2250 KB)
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SubmissionsThe ACFI appraiser must ensure that the ACFI Appraisal Pack has been completed in accordance with guidelines set out in the ACFI User Guide. The person authorised by the approved provider to complete and submit the ACFI Application for Classification must certify as part of the application that it is true and correct. Please follow the links for submission options: Submitting an ACFI.
Record KeepingThe approved provider will ensure that the specified materials for audit and accountability purposes are retained and stored for future audit. The Aged Care Act 1997 requires that the Appraisal Pack must be kept for the period ending three years after 30 June of the year in which the record was made. However, other legislative record keeping requirements could also apply.
Structure of the ACFI Funding Instrument
What Does the Rating Measure?
|Mental & Behavioural||n/a||
Activities of Daily Living
|3. Personal Hygiene||
|5. Continence||Continence Record||
|6. Cognitive Skills||Psychogeriatric Assessment Scale (PAS)||
|7. Wandering||Behaviour Records||
|8. Verbal Behaviour|
|9. Physical Behaviour|
|10. Depression||Cornell Scale for Depression (CSD)||
Complex Health Supplement
|12. Complex Health Care||
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