ACSA’s Pat Sparrow on the 5th Quality in Aged Care Summit

14
Jan 20
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“One of the things that’s becoming clear through the Royal Commission is the need for great quality in aged care and that’s what all aged care providers want to deliver. But also to really be exploring and working with older people and their families in making sure that the experience people have is a good experienced in aged care.”

Building on the success of our previous Quality in Aged Care & Customer Experience in Aged Care conferences, for the first time ever, COTA, ACSA & Criterion are connecting these two essential priorities in one streamed event. Bring your team along to the 5th Quality in Aged Care conference to gain value from both streams, with in depth discussion, insights and practical strategies for your organisation.

Being held in Sydney from 18 – 19 March, this is your chance to join with industry leaders and experts and unpack key issues with a vision for person-centred, best practice approaches.

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This post has been written by the Criterion Conferences Content Team. Based in Sydney, we are an independent research organisation, producing over 90 conferences a year across a variety of industries. Our events, attended by thousands of senior delegates from the public and private sector, are designed to enrich, inspire and motivate. Our focus is on providing innovative, value adding content via our conferences and blogs like this are extension of that principle. You can view our conferences by visiting our website http://www.criterionconferences.com/conferences.

One thought on “ACSA’s Pat Sparrow on the 5th Quality in Aged Care Summit

  1. I have been working in residential age care lifestyle for almost 7 years. I am a teacher and bring much to the complexity of this role. In my time in my position there have 6 manager changes, demands have grown and I am still paid as much as someone who fills shelves at Woolworth. Yes, I know this is not a money making business but you cannot live on my salary in Sydney. What I observe is that care work and lifestyle in age care is mainly done by immigrants who want a better future for their families. There is no Caucasian except myself amongst our large staff. I am creative and love caring and nurturing but am getting tired of lack of financial acknowledgement and ever mounting demands. I think it would be better to have a higher standard of education in care staff and this would require a better salary. Resulting from this you would have professionals who know what they are doing and might stay for longer periods to create strong teams.
    During all the months of the Royal Commission into age care I have often thought that I would like to invite all the decision makers to come and work with us for a month and observe the mechanisms. They are much different in theory from what they are in practice.
    I fear there are only going to be more demands and and regulations going to come out of the reviews which will mean more time on computers and less time with seniors and no change in income. Many of us are in this sector because we are carers by nature but we also have to eat to live, just like the managers do.

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