Aged Care & Retirement Living

Aged Care and Retirement Living is a rapid growth industry due to Australia’s ageing population and demographic shifts. There is a burgeoning demand for retirement villages and aged care services, and flowing from that are many legal issues to consider. Providers and operators must be on top of legislative changes, and advisors must know the industry and the laws associated with it.

From a business perspective, operators need to understand how they can manage an aged care facility in accordance with government policy and legislative requirements. From a consumer perspective, it is important for retirees and aged persons who are looking into this type of arrangement to receive proper legal advice before entering into any contracts with aged care providers in order to protect their assets.

We can advise on a full range of property-related and corporate governance issues including:

  • Advice on liabilities, indemnities, insurance, regulatory compliance, liability, directors duties, reporting requirements, charters, policy and education
  • Acquisition, disposal and leasing of retirement villages, aged care facilities and hospitals
  • Employment and workplace health and safety issues
  • Coronial work including investigations, liaison with statutory authorities and court appearances
  • Operational compliance and risk management issues
  • Development and construction
  • Planning and environment
  • Accreditation and certification