With the 27 February changes making it easier for consumers to change approved providers, it has become even more important for providers to carefully manage consumer budgets to ensure consumers don’t “overspend”.
Russell Kennedy Lawyers has been named the 2018 'Law Firm of the Year' for expertise in the practice area of Retirement Villages and Senior Living Law by Best Lawyers.
Allegations of abuse in the disability sector are of great concern and interest to the public. Despite recent public inquiries and heightened exposure of the topic and what providers need to do to prevent abuse – it is still occurring in our sector.
With the home care market opening up next year, Russell Kennedy is receiving a number of enquiries from retirement living operators interested in the options for providing home care within their village.
The Legislative Council’s Legal and Social Issues Committee released its report on the Inquiry into the Retirement Housing Sector on 7 March 2017. The aim of this inquiry was to identify areas for improvement and reform within the retirement housing sector (encompassing retirement villages, caravan parks and residential and lifestyle parks, independent living units and rental accommodation).
A recent amendment to the Subsidy Principles 2014 is likely to discourage families from paying “third party RADs” for residents.