Aged Care (Amount of Flexible Care Subsidy — Extended Aged Care at Home — Dementia) Determination 2012 (No. 1)¹
Aged Care Act 1997
I, MARK BUTLER, Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, make this Determination under section 52-1 of the Aged Care Act 1997.
Dated 22 June 2012
Minister for Mental Health and Ageing
1 Name of Determination
This Determination is the Aged Care (Amount of Flexible Care Subsidy – Extended Aged Care at Home – Dementia) Determination 2012 (No. 1).
This Determination commences on 1 July 2012.
The Aged Care (Amount of Flexible Care Subsidy — Extended Aged Care at Home – Dementia) Determination 2011 (No. 1) made by the Minister on 17 June 2011, also known as F2011L01167, is revoked.
In this Determination:
Act means the Aged Care Act 1997.
ARIA score, in relation to a location, means the score given to that location under the document titled ‘Viability Funding — ARIA scores for locations as at 30 July 1999’, published by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing.
enteral feeding supplement means the enteral feeding supplement referred to in section 44-14 of the Act.
oxygen supplement means the oxygen supplement referred to in section 44-13 of the Act.
5 Flexible Care Subsidy
The amount of flexible care subsidy payable in respect of a day for a care recipient receiving flexible care in the form of extended aged care at home – dementia is the sum of the following amounts:
(a) the basic subsidy amount $137.58;
(b) the amount equal to the oxygen supplement that would be payable in respect of the care recipient for that day if the care recipient was receiving residential care;
(c) the amount equal to the enteral feeding supplement that would be payable in respect of the care recipient for that day if the care recipient was receiving residential care; and
(d) the amount in column 3 of the following table that corresponds to the ARIA score in column 2 for the geographical location at which the care recipient resides.
Less than 3.52
More than 3.51 but less than 4.67
More than 4.66 but less than 5.81
More than 5.80 but less than 7.45
More than 7.44 but less than 9.09
More than 9.08 but less than 10.55
More than 10.54
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