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Monday, 22 June 2009
Page: 3961


Senator Cormann asked the Minister representing the Minister for Ageing, upon notice, on 17 December 2008:

As at 17 December 2008, how many Aged Care Assessment Team assessments have been undertaken, since 20 March 2008, for high care which have been reassessed as low care.


Senator Ludwig (Special Minister of State and Cabinet Secretary) —The Minister for Ageing has provided the following amended answer to the honourable senator’s question and replaces the answer provided on 5 February 2009:

Of the admissions into residential aged care since 20 March 2008, there were 3,277 residents with a current Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) approval for residential aged care that were reassessed as at 17 December 2008. Of these new approvals there were 32 admissions where the resident entered into residential aged care with approval for high care, but were subsequently reassessed and approved by the ACAT for low care. This data is correct as at 7 January 2009.