Aged Care and Retirement Living

Aged Care and Retirement Living


With a rapidly ageing population, demand for accommodation and community based services for the elderly continues to grow.

Demographic projections indicate the number of Australians aged 85 and over will rise from 330,000 in 2006 to 580,000 in 2021 and to 1.6 million by 2051.  A quarter of the population is already over the age of 60.

The aged care industry is growing, but coupled with the growing opportunities is the increasing risk of failing to meet either your own, or government expectations.

Whether you provide privately funded accommodation or government funded aged care places, the web of government regulation affecting your business is extensive.  You need and expect solid advice from industry experts who are up to date with emerging industry issues, changing regulations and aged care and retirement law.

You may want advice on:

  • the acquisition, development, establishment or sale of a nursing home or a retirement village
  • leasing and licensing to residents
  • drafting public information and ancillary documentation
  • taxation and business structuring
  • managed investment structures or financing arrangements
  • residential care agreements, community care agreements and extra service agreements
  • employment and industrial relations issues, including dispute resolution/enterprise bargaining and award restructuring, and
  • privacy issues.

The range of aged care accommodation models, from private nursing homes to budget accommodation retirement villages is vast.  The choice of law firm to handle any or all of these options is easy.

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