The AN-ACC trial commenced in November 2019, with the first facilities commencing assessments on 25 November 2019.
The department has recruited four assessment organisations to manage the trial assessors:
- Access Care Network Australia
- Care Tasmania
- Healthcare Australia
As at 17 December 2019, 620 assessments have been uploaded to the department across all states. Territories will commence early in 2020.
Over 150 aged care homes around the country, covering every state and territory, have been enlisted to participate in the trial. Further facilities will continue to be approached.
Over 10,000 assessments are anticipated to be completed by April 2020.
Participation by residents is voluntary (on an opt-out basis). Residents and their decision makers are given a minimum of two weeks' notice to consider their participation in the trial.
Further information is available on the Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC): fact sheet