AACS was established in early 1998 by Dr Richard Rosewarne and focuses on analysis, research, evaluations and system design improvements for all aspects of the Health, Aged and Community care sectors. AACS has a proven record in delivering high quality services designed to deliver maximum benefits to the health care sector and has extensive knowledge of the health and aged care systems in Australia. AACS has developed excellent working relationships with community agencies, residential care organisations, along with the Commonwealth and State Governments.
AACS has been integral in assisting with the background research which has delivered significant reform in this sector not least of which is the design of the National Aged Care Funding System (including creation and design of the ACFI), the new aged care Gateway Model which has included many aspects of the suggestions included in the AACS Report commissioned by the Productivity Commission on New Aged Care Models. AACS has also provided reports to the Commonwealth Government to assist with the review of the Aged Care Packages Program – recommendations covered the provision of supplements (e.g. behaviour, nursing) across all packages which should be structured around a basic care need classification (e.g. IADL, ADL).