Are we there yet? What is the state of the Aged Care Roadmap
Conference Date
25th & 26th July 2018
Hilton Sydney
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What comes next for aged care?
2017 was a significant year of change for aged care providers, with the release of several key reviews including the Tune Review and the Carnell/Paterson Report signalling more change to come in 2018.

The Aged Care Reform after the 2018 Federal Budget conference will be your first opportunity to unpack the aged care reform measures in the 2018 Federal Budget with legislators, industry peaks and aged care experts to identify your next steps.

Topics to be discussed:
  • This Budget contains an unprecedented package to address the opportunities of an ageing Australia – More Choices for a Longer Life. How does this impact on and affect the future of aged care?
  • How much did the Budget deliver on the recommendations of the Legislated Aged Care Review and the Review of National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes?
  • What’s going to happen about the recommendations that have not been accepted, or actioned?
  • How will the new Quality and Safety Commission and Unannounced Visits be implemented, as providers also transition into accreditation under the new single quality framework?
  • How far will the Budget measures reduce the Home Care Package waitlist, and what more needs to be done?
  • How will we address the workforce requirements for nearly a doubling of Home Care Packages and projected growth in residential care?
  • How are providers really faring financially, what difference will the Budget provisions make, and what is the future direction of residential funding likely to be?
  • Given the government has announced in principle approval for residential funding to become consumer controlled, what needs to be considered in the impact analysis study?
  • Overall where does the Budget leave us on the Aged Care Roadmap?
COTA's Ian Yates talks Aged Care Reform after the 2018 Federal Budget from Criterion Conferences on Vimeo.

Who will attend this event?
Aged care providers, board members and investors with responsibility for:
  • Executive leadership
  • Residential care
  • Home & community care
  • Finance
  • Strategy & operations
  • General management
  • Quality
  • Workforce
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Attend to learn:

  • Understand the impact of the 2018 Federal Budget following the Tune & Carnell Reviews
  • Plan next steps strategically with insights from Treasurer Scott Morrison, Minister Greg Hunt & Minister Wyatt
  • Prepare your organisation for potential changes to funding, especially in residential care
  • Get answers to your biggest questions on quality, funding and reform to come

Key Speakers

Hon Scott Morrison MP
Hon Greg Hunt MP
Minister for Health
Michael Callaghan
Aged Care Financing Authority
David Tune AO PSM
The Aged Care Sector Committee


What People Are Saying

  • The Criterion Conference was great with a good line up of relevant to the industry speakers – thank you

    Robyn Simpson
    General Manager, Doutta Galla Aged Services
  • Very informative conference with a good mix of speaker and audience interaction.

    Olive Wright
    CEO, Meath Care
  • Criterion are one of the few organisers that work with sponsors to ensure maximum networking and value for investment

    Steve Green
    National Sales and Marketing Manager, Malmet
  • COTA Criterion Conferences provide a great mix of expert comment, lived experience of implementing reform and fabulous networking

    Judy Gregurke
    National Manager Aged Care Reform, COTA
  • Thought provoking conference that challenged me to adjust my perspectives and to see outside the square.

    Inge Garvan
    Care Manager, Illawarra Diggers Aged and Community Care


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