In December 2016 Sage Advocacy published a discussion document on Nursing Home Charges and in October 2017 it published a further discussion document on Nursing Home Contracts. Following this, and a considerable level of media coverage and public concern, the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission engaged with the issue of nursing home contracts and organised a public consultation process. Sage Advocacy made a detailed submission to the CCPC in February 2018.
Sage Advocacy welcomes the publication of these Guidelines for Contracts of Care in Nursing Homes. It is a long-awaited response by one agency of state but other responses are required. Sage Advocacy is disappointed with certain aspects of the guidelines document.