OPERATIONAL REVIEWS and BUSINESS PLANSBoth operational and building asset perspectives are taken into account.
Resident mix, nurse/staff ratios, types of services, human resources, marketing, information technology, marketing and niche development
Design and Construction
Brief development, existing building audit, proposed accommodation and operational requirements, cost estimates, aesthetics, code requirements and compliances.
MASTERPLANSBy providing a vision and direction for the business, Master Plans form a vital part of the process of future-proofing aged care facilities. They are generally presented as a report combined with easily interpreted presentation plans that can also be used for marketing purposes.
Determining historical ACAR residential allocations for the region and possible allocations in future rounds.
Identifying Regional "special needs" and measuring the
impact "priority of access places" may have on facility feasibility and
Auditing of nearby Aged Care facilities and health
services, including a description of surrounding land use and nearby
Analysing the Council Development Plan including
approved use, environmental and heritage issues, site coverage, setbacks
from site boundaries and neighboring buildings, building heights,
car-parking and vehicular access to the site and Concept Plans for new builds and extensions and refurbishments.
A typical design option that arose from a feasibility study of an existing facility
HIGHER ACCOMMODATION SUPPLEMENT
Assessment of Building Code of Australia obligations- in
particular, determining requirements for class 9a to 9c upgrades. eg
fire upgrades, acoustic separation between functional areas, door and
corridor widths, numbers of accessible bathrooms, access to natural
light and distance of sole occupancy unit windows from walls.
Liaison with client to produce a design that navigates
its way through the sometimes conflicting requirements of directly benefiting 40 % of residents, spending the minimum amount to qualify
for the supplement and the long term business model.
Cost control through liaison with a QS or Builder.
Kris Swaffer leads the team for our Operational Reviews and
Business Plans and has 28 years of experience in the Aged Care
industry. Prior to working with ACCS, Kris was CEO of Bonney
Healthcare where she managed 5 facilities ranging from 50 to 100 beds.
Kris is an ETRS Business Management
Services certificated Aged Care Quality Assessor/Auditor
and has achieved 14 successful 3 year accreditation outcomes across 12 years. She has a particular interest in "Workplace Harmony" programs and successfully instigated them at Bonney Healthcare sites.
Our Buildings Manager, Simon
Grist directs the evaluation of the built form component of your business and is an expert in code requirements and compliance. As well as his work with ACCS Simon is also a current Director of ICE architects and has 30 years experience in the industry.
Our Technology & Admin Manager, Grant Lucas has a background in Telecomunications as well as Architecture and Landscape Design.
Grant heads our Documentation Team & is also a current Director of ICE architects.