ACFI Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s)  E-Learning Modules

Do you find that the way some staff are documenting is affecting your funding, or that they’re not always performing the interventions required? Especially when it comes to understanding the business rules, we commonly hear that carers:

  • Can’t find the time
  • They’re doing it but not documenting the interventions, or
  • They just aren’t doing it as they don’t feel confident in providing these interventions

By keeping track of our sites’ validation results, we’ve determined that many sites do not have a good understanding of the ACFI business rules. This is a big concern, especially when a downgrade of only one category can result in a loss of between $9000 to $13,000 per year!

That is why Wellness & Lifestyles have created the ACFI Activities of Daily Living, which helps to solve these issues and problems.

Learning Objectives

  • Get all levels of staff on board to help maximise ACFI funding
  • Improve your staff’s understanding of documentation requirements to maintain funding at validation
  • Ensure that your staff know how to correctly provide the interventions to improve compliance and clinical outcomes
  • Gain a better understanding of the ACFI business rules – learn a proactive approach to maximise funding whilst minimising documentation


  • Understanding how the ADLs domain is rated
  • How to avoid the residual impact of the 2012 changes
  • Documenting assessed need
  • Applying the ACFI definitions of levels of assistance to usual care needs
  • Meeting the specific ACFI definitions for levels of assistance: Q1-Q4
  • Preventing incongruence between Q2 (Mobility) and Q7 (Wandering)
  • How to accurately record continence and scheduled toileting

Who should use this training

You should go through this training if you have clients at your facility that aren’t a Medium or High in Activities of Daily Living, you’ve ever been downgraded in Activities of Daily Living, or you’re just concerned that you might not be getting the funding for services you’re already providing to your clients.

Some of the sites we’ve provided training to have previously claimed poorly in Activities of Daily Living because they just weren’t confident… even though they were actually providing the services. Now nearly every resident is maximised. This often leads to an increase in funding.

We’ve realised that not all staff at facilities need (or want) the same level of training regarding the ACFI and it’s components; the needs of care staff and clinical staff responsible for submitting the appraisals are quite different.

This session is set-out in a progressive format, where ACFI Business Rules and strategies build upon previous information, and are left to the end. It’s important for all levels of staff to have an understanding of the basics and how to do the interventions too, because we’ve found that the RN’s and CN’s providing mentoring and guidance to the care staff helps with job satisfaction and compliance.