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Notice given 25 July 2012

1968  Senator Siewert: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing—

(1) What is the current number of supported residents, broken down on a regional basis for each state and territory.

(2) What is the current number of concessional residents, broken down on a regional basis for each state and territory.

(3) What is the number of residential care facilities that have more than 50 per cent of residents who are either concessional or supported residents, and what are the numbers for each state and territory.

(4) What is the number of standard single room facilities in each state and territory.

(5) (a) How many residential care facilities have been identified as incorrectly making claims against the Aged Care Funding Instrument [ACFI] in the past 2 years; and (b) what funding savings have been achieved by addressing these specific claiming practices.

(6) What is the current proportion of residents who pay a bond of less than $100 000, and the proportion who pay between $100 000 and $150 000.

(7) What value of bond is required to make a service financially viable in the more market-based system being implemented through the reform package.

 

 (8) What changes in the configuration of services are anticipated as a result of the reform package, e.g. more consolidation, more merges, reduced number of providers, and increased diversity of providers.