28
Aug 17

Inspiring Words from Personal Aide to Nelson Mandela – Zelda La Grange

Nelson Mandela changed the world. As one of the most revolutionary figures in history, and an individual synonymous with changing the world we live in, his story and legacy live on and continue to inspire us all. The person by his side for 19 years of his extraordinary life, Zelda La Grange, will be joining … Continue reading Inspiring Words from Personal Aide to Nelson Mandela – Zelda La Grange

06
Mar 17

Are you suffering from ‘reform fatigue’?

While the Aged Care Roadmap has been widely welcomed, multiple strategies will now be needed to ensure the changes deliver an inclusive and sustainable system. What’s more, the pace of change needs to be stepped up to alleviate the reform fatigue that has set in for some providers. This is just some of the feedback … Continue reading Are you suffering from ‘reform fatigue’?

22
Feb 17

Are you innovating to compete in aged care?

Moving to a consumer-led market has had major impacts on aged care providers unwilling to change with the times. The million dollar questions are now being asked: How can we give the customer what they want, when they want, within the regulatory frameworks? And how do we simultaneously achieve sustainability as a competitive player in … Continue reading Are you innovating to compete in aged care?

20
Apr 16

The Aged Care Roadmap is out – learn more about future directions

In April 2015, the Aged Care Sector Committee was tasked by the former Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, to develop a roadmap on future directions for aged care.   This Aged Care Roadmap sets out the views of the aged care sector leadership on where the current reform process should end up … Continue reading The Aged Care Roadmap is out – learn more about future directions

21
Jan 16

Aged Care Consumer Insights: “Consumers have the potential to be the greatest champions of your service”

The Australian Aged Care Quality Agency released its “Let’s Talk About Quality” report early this month following consultation with the sector. The report said a key message for government was that quality standards should recognise what makes a difference to the quality of care for consumers, including interpersonal, social and relational aspects of care. The … Continue reading Aged Care Consumer Insights: “Consumers have the potential to be the greatest champions of your service”

06
Nov 15

Department Believe Quality is Essential to Aged Care Provider Survival

According to an article wrapping up the recent LASA National Congress, the topic of quality in aged care was one of clear importance at the event, with sector experts delivering key messages on the issue. At the Congress, Michael Culhane, Branch Manager of the Quality and Regulatory Policy Branch for the Department of Social Services, provided … Continue reading Department Believe Quality is Essential to Aged Care Provider Survival

29
Jul 15

Three steps to power-up council efficiency

With the recent spotlight (excuse the pun) on the energy efficiency of street lighting at a local council level, we know that NOW is the time for councils to “make the switch”. But lighting is not the only big bottom-line cost saver that councils can take advantage of. Clearly understanding three steps that can help … Continue reading Three steps to power-up council efficiency

26
Jun 15

Local Councils Save, Save, Save!

Local government has a unique position in Australia to connect climate action strategic plans and implementation within infrastructure, businesses and communities where the real change occurs.  Now is the time to maximise this role. Driving energy efficiency and sustainability and mobilising community energy are all vehicles for councils to achieve this. Coupled with increased pressure … Continue reading Local Councils Save, Save, Save!