“Later today the official accreditation of the Bupa Eden nursing home expires. It is unclear what is about to happen at this nursing home and its approximately 60 remaining residents”, said CPSA Policy Manager Paul Versteege.
“The most likely outcome is that Bupa Australia will decide to continue operation of the Bupa Eden nursing home without accreditation. It can legally do so, and it will mean that there will no longer be oversight by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission of the home.
“Bupa Eden will no longer receive any of the subsidies that make up in excess of 80 per cent of its revenue. Bupa Eden must also return all nursing home bond monies to its residents.
“Clearly, Bupa Australia would only be able to self-fund the operation of Bupa Eden for a limited time. This means that Bupa Australia will be piling on the pressure on the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission to re-accredit the Bupa Eden nursing home as soon as possible.
“Bupa’s Eden nursing home failed 8 out of 44 standards in August 2018. This failure rate had increased dramatically six months later to 22 failures out of 44, and just two months after that the rate had increased yet again to 30 failures out of 44 standards, which prompted its loss of accreditation.”