Dr. Tauseefullah Akhund M.B.B.S, MPH (Sydney), (Australia)
(A): Fixed Cost
|FIXED COSTS||PER YEAR|
| Start Up Cost $105,000 per-bed x 18 = $1,890,000
(20 years life expectancy)
9 Bedrooms @ 2 bed
3 Shower rooms (en-suite)
Air conditioning & Heating system
Nurse call system
Hot water system
|Director of Nursing||$ 55,000.00|
(B): Variable Costs
|VARIABLE COSTS||PER HOUR||PER WEEK||PER YEAR|
| Personal Salaries & Wages
Permanent Assistant Nurse
|2 Full time @ 8 hour morning weekday||$11.86||$948.80||$49,337.60|
|2 Part time @ 8 hour morning weekend||$16.13||$516.15||$26,839.65|
|1 Part time @ 4 hour morning weekday||$12.50||$250.00||$13,000.00|
|1 Part time @ 4 hour morning weekend||$17.00||$136.00||$7,072.00|
|2 Part time @ 4 hour evening weekday||$13.65||$546.00||$28,392.00|
|2 Part time @ 4 hour evening weekend||$18.56||$297.02||$15,445.25|
Permanent Registered Nurse weekday
1 Full time @ 8 hour morning weekday
|1 Full time @ 8 hour evening weekday||$21.65||$866.00||$45,032.00|
|1 Full time @ 8 hour night weekday||$23.45||$938.00||$48,776.00|
|1 Part time @ 8 hour morning weekend||$28.22||$451.52||$23,479.04|
|1 Part time @ 8 hour evening weekend||$29.44||$471.10||$24,497.41|
|1 Part time @ 8 hour night weekend||$31.89||$510.27||$26,534.14|
Permanent Chef (qualified)
1 Full time weekday
|1 Part time weekend||$16.65||$266.34||$13,849.80|
|Fringe & Benefit||$27,361.19|
|Expenses Telephone, Electricity, Gas & Water||$3,650.00|
OPPORTUNITIES FOR EARNED INCOME
The proposed Nursing Home’s life expectancy target is 20-years and the Nursing Home break-even is in five years, therefore the coming next five years are the opportunities for earned income. The estimates income for five years is: 15 years x 365 days x $92.94 x 18 residents = $9,159,237. If the Nursing Home can stand longer then the opportunities for earned income will increase as well, so we can say this is the best opportunity to earn income as well as to help the aged peoples. We can increase the income of Nursing Home by applying these three strategies in future,
• By increasing the fee for the services provided,
• By increasing the volume of services provided, or
• By decreasing either or both of the fixed or variable costs of providing the services.
Variable cost per resident-day = $563,275.29 / 365 days / 18 residents = $85.73.
Charge per resident-day = $92.94.
Contribution margin per resident-day = revenue – variable costs
= $92.94 – $85.73 = $7.21.
Fixed costs p.a. = $236,890
Break-even units (resident-day) = Fixed costs
Selling price per unit – Variable cost per unit
(Charge per resident-day) – (Variable cost per resident-day)
= 236,890 / 92.94 – 85.73
= 32,856 resident-days (approximately five years for 18 residents per day)
Break-even value = Fixed costs
Variable costs per unit (per resident-day)
1- Selling price per unit (charge per resident-day)
= 236,890 / [1— (85.73 / 92.94)]
Break Even Graph Table
The conclusion is very clear that New South Wales need more Nursing Homes, so this is the best opportunity to earn income by building Nursing Home, a care place to help and takes good care of older people. To achieve a goal it is important to manage the daily activities of Nursing Home by evaluation, monitoring and take corrections. The proposed Nursing Home promises the investors to earn big return from their investments with helping the community by providing Nursing Home to take care of older peoples.
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