The Royal Commission is a unique challenge and opportunity for the aged care industry to reflect on and identify areas for improvement, while also strategising for the future. While the government continues with ongoing reform, it is essential that providers are actively engaged in this watershed moment for aged care in Australia. Indeed, while the Royal Commission may eventually make recommendations to government, there is also an immense responsibility for providers themselves to drive positive change, and already there are key areas wherein the most proactive, leading providers are innovating to improve and ensure quality.
The Beyond the Interim Report of the Royal Commission Conference is the first opportunity to unpack the progress of the Royal Commission, including the yet to be released Interim Report. Learn what ongoing reform means for your organisation, and strategise with experts and industry leaders to be on the front foot and deliver the best possible care.
What will you take away from this conference?
- Be among the first to hear the latest updates & insights on the Royal Commission directly from experts & industry leaders following the release of the Interim Report
- Take learnings from the first four months of the new quality standards
- Gain practical & strategic insights from proactive, leading providers who are driving quality improvement beyond compliance
- Unpack key challenges and areas for reform including relationship based care, restraint & dementia
- Explore the potential of innovation to address leadership, financial & workforce pressures, with best practice case studies from diverse providers of home & residential aged care
Chief Executive Officers, Board Members, Executive & Leaders from Home and Residential aged care providers with responsibility for:
- Strategy & Operations
- Clinical Care
Attend to learn:
- Respond proactively & strategically to the Royal Commission Interim Report
- Engage with consumers & strengthen a culture of relationship based care
- Understand ongoing reform & actively improve quality in your organisation
- Explore innovation & leadership for the future of aged care
- MINISTERIAL ADDRESS: Exploring the future of aged care in Australia
- PANEL DISCUSSION: Proactively responding to the implications of the Royal Commission
- Understanding the implications of the interim report on future reform from a consumer perspective
- Exploring best practice & learnings for providers from the Interim Report
Ian Yates is Chief Executive of COTA Australia, the national peak body for COTAs (Councils on the Ageing) in each State and Territory of Australia. Ian was appointed CE of COTA SA in June 1989 and has played national leadership roles in COTA since 2002.
Ian serves on a wide variety of federal government and aged care sector national bodies. He is a member of the Federal Government’s Aged Care Financing Authority; the Aged Care Sector Committee and the Aged Care Quality Advisory Council.
Beyond aged care Ian is a member of the Consumer Advisory Panel to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), a Director of Livable Housing Australia, and a member of the Advisory Board of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR).
Ian holds a BA from Flinders University; is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; is an Honorary Doctor and Emeritus Deputy Chancellor of Flinders University; and was awarded Membership in the Order of Australia (AM) in June 2005.
Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA)
Pat Sparrow is a social policy leader and innovator with expertise in stakeholder engagement and management. She has specific and detailed expertise in ageing policy and aged care, having worked as, and with, a diverse range of stakeholders including consumers, service providers, workforce, health professionals, corporate organisations and Government. This unique ‘360 degree’ perspective ensures that Pat’s leadership approach is strategic and nuanced, inclusive and collaborative.
Pat is currently leading Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) toward a new era, as a recently-transitioned national organisation and with the challenges it faces in an increasingly competitive, consumer-driven environment. She is focused on ensuring the organisation has genuine respect and influence among key stakeholders through the establishment of a strong national voice. Pat’s breadth of knowledge, depth of experience and constructive approach enable her to achieve results that benefit ACSA members and contribute to the best possible outcomes for older Australians.
Aged Care Sector Committee
David Tune was Secretary of the Department of Finance from August 2009 to June 2014. In this role, he provided advice to the government on all Budget issues, as well as whole-of-government ICT policy, government property management and financial management. David has held many senior positions in the Australian Public Service, including Associate Secretary, Domestic Policy Group in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, where he was responsible for providing advice on a diverse range of domestic policy issues, including industry policy, infrastructure policy, social policy, health policy, environment policy, economic policy and fiscal policy. He was also the Australian Sherpa for the first two G20 meetings in 2008 and 2009.
He began his career in the Australian Public Service in 1976 and has worked in the Departments of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Social Security/Family and Community Services and the Treasury at Senior Executive Service levels on a range of policy matters and program management. From 1986 to 1988 he was seconded to the British Cabinet Office working in the UK Efficiency Unit.
David’s other senior positions have included Deputy Secretary of Treasury’s Fiscal Policy Group with responsibility for providing policy advice to the Government on all issues involving expenditure. In this role, as well as in Finance and PM&C, David provided direct advice to government and the Expenditure Review Committee of Cabinet over a long period and had a leading role in the preparation of countless Budgets and other Economic Statement.
He was awarded the Public Service Medal in the 2009 Australia Day Honours List.
Aged Care Quality & Safety Commission
Janet is a career public servant who for the last 20 years has held a range of executive positions at Commonwealth, State and regional levels, working in the areas of health and aged care policy, strategy and planning.
After stints in the NSW Department of Health, the Commonwealth Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Commonwealth Department of Health, Janet took up the position of Deputy CEO, and then acting CEO, of the Northern Territory Department of Health.
Immediately before her appointment as inaugural Commissioner of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission in January this year, Janet was Chief Co-ordinator with overall responsibility for leading the Northern Territory Government’s response to the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory.
In 2009, Janet was awarded a Public Service Medal for her contributions to health system policy.
Crisis Prevention Institute
Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) delivers specialised training throughout Australia & New Zealand to assist aged care staff to respond safely, effectively and confidently to challenging or aggressive behaviours that may be presented by those in their care or other Individuals.
We have been providing training for over 35 years and have trained over 10 million professionals in a variety of sectors including health and mental care, aged care, social services, security services and education
We remain dedicated to continuing research, developing support, and improving the delivery of the highest quality behaviour management training and resources, serving as an essential agent in creating person-centred approaches to crisis prevention that reduce the need for restraint.
CPI’s own MAPA program (Management of Actual or Potential Aggression) is a nationally recognised and leading behaviour management programme that teaches aged care staff the skills to respond safely, effectively and confidently to challenging or aggressive behaviours that may be presented in their work environments
Benefits for your organisation and staff
– Deliver a measurable reduction in the use of restraint and seclusion
– Assist staff get a better handle on individual behaviours identify and respond effectively to challenging behaviours
– Provide staff with verbal intervention techniques for appropriate verbal behaviour
– Provide staff with practical skills to respond safely and compassionately to challenging behaviours and contribute to a positive culture.
– Reduce staff turnover
Standards Wise is as the name suggests a company focused on helping organisations and people to understand and exceed compliance for human service standards in Australia including the new Aged Care Quality Standards.
In doing so, we provide our clients with a competitive edge and the capacity to deliver higher quality outcomes for their customers.
Australia Wide Provider
Standards Wise operates across Australia supporting small, medium and large organisations, Government, and private business engaged in residential care, community services and/or housing for older people to exceed standards beyond compliance and deliver high quality outcomes for their customers.
We have a wide range of clients in metropolitan, regional, rural and remote areas spread across the country and do not consider any organisation is too large or small. We assisted Australian Unity when they took over 50,000 clients in NSW for home care, support a family owned stand-alone residential care facility in Adelaide, SA of 45 beds, complete gap analysis for a large residential provider with 23 residential care homes and community care sites in NSW and Vic, provide governance advice to Multicultural Aged Care Australia, and review and prepare Aboriginal Services for accreditation.
We are focused on a customer driven ideology and helping organisations to move from ‘good’ to ‘high functioning’ through re-framing their approach to quality assurance, customer service, service models, staffing, governance, risk management, compliance and service delivery.
Our Products and Services include:
• Strategic development
• Governance training and review
• Quality Management Systems
• Risk Management Frameworks
• Gap Analysis against Standards
• Audit Systems
• Policy and document Systems
• Customer Service Training
Cloud Based Quality Management System
We have a best in class cloud based quality management system – QualisQMS which offers a comprehensive solution to creating a accessible document library for all users in your organisation, a risk management system, online audits, incident recording and management, meeting schedules and action lists, and continuous improvement register
Australian Service Excellence Standards Accreditation Body
We are also a licensed assessment agency for the Australian Service Excellence Standards (ASES) to certify organisations at the Certificate and/or Award Level for this nationally recognised quality standards framework aimed at small to medium sized human service organisations.
Level 26, 44 Market Street, Sydney NSW 2000.
+61 (02) 9089 8881
Wellness & Lifestyles Aged Care Learning
W&L Aged Care Learning is a holistic provider of online training solutions designed for the aged care and healthcare industry. We take a human-centered approach to educate therapists, nurses, carers and family members to improve the care of ageing Australians. W&L Aged Care Learning has recognised the need for an accessible, affordable and easy to use Learning Management System in Australia that is specifically designed for the healthcare and aged care sector.
Our world leading capabilities in e-learning design, learning management systems (LMS) and information management offer aged care providers a new, more powerful way to drive staff training and development. Our comprehensive library of aged care related educational material delivered through a customised LMS drives business transformation and care service excellence.
W&L Aged Care Learning is the only eLearning provider in Australia that offers a ‘one-stop-shop’ solution. Our W&L Services division has expertise across all areas of allied health in aged care including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, specialist nursing, podiatry, dietetics and speech pathology. These therapists specialise in aged care, deliver services at aged care facilities Australia wide and provide face-to-face training to W&L clients. These are the exact same therapists and nurses who have developed the online training on the W&L Aged Care Learning platform. We aim to consistently produce learning material of the highest standard with customisable options tailored to individual client needs.
At MOA, you’re not just a member, you’re part of a team that is committed to making your quality program easier to manage. Whether you’re caring for people in their home, a residential service or a retirement home – we have an auditing and quality improvement program that helps you stay on track with your quality improvement goals.
We’re proud of the work we’ve done so far, but feel the future is even brighter; we’re evolving our system to improve your user experience through enhanced functionality and better reporting, and we’re rolling out new modules that enable you to do more than ever before.
What People Are Saying
“It’s great to have a conference with high quality and very knowledgeable speakers focused specifically on this area. Thank you and I look forward to the next one!”Baptistcare NSW & ACT, Governance in Aged Care 2019
Date: 20 Mar 2019 By: Ash Natesh
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Date: 13 Dec 2018 By: Ash Natesh
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Date: 13 Dec 2018 By: Ash Natesh
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Welcome to ACSA…
…the strong, proactive voice for not-for-profit aged services providers.
We know how important our members are to the community and the people they serve, and we are passionate about the quality and value of the services they provide, irrespective of their size, service mix or location.
ACSA collaborates with its membership to ensure powerful advocacy for a fair, responsive and caring society that values and supports older Australians.