11
Apr 17

The 5 ‘A’s of Retirement Living

“All retirement village owners and developers need is land use policy that supports, rather than hinders, development.” A report commissioned by The Property Council of Australia highlights a range of barriers to successful retirement village developments –  the primary hurdle being the need to compete on the open market to secure suitable land sites. The … Continue reading The 5 ‘A’s of Retirement Living

07
Apr 17

Using consumer stories to drive dementia awareness

Sarah Price, General Manager Media at Alzheimer’s Australia spoke about the organisation’s awareness campaigns at a recent Criterion conference. She shared statistics including: Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia More than 25,000 Australians have Younger Onset Dementia 3 in 10 people over 85 and almost 1 in 10 people over 65 … Continue reading Using consumer stories to drive dementia awareness

04
Apr 17

Developing a competitive edge in the deregulated Aged Care market

In a market where the customer has true choice, providers need to find – and call out – their competitive edge. This is more than just deciding a tag line or promotional calling. You need to find out what’s truly important to your customers. What is it that customers value – that you do better … Continue reading Developing a competitive edge in the deregulated Aged Care market

31
Mar 17

Women in Leadership QLD: When engaging the community is your only option

What do you do when your organisation is at threat of losing funding and the service you provide is at the frontline of tackling domestic violence? The answer is you innovate, take risks and engage with the community in a way that not only responds to their needs, but also makes the community a part … Continue reading Women in Leadership QLD: When engaging the community is your only option

30
Mar 17

Are we ready for the NDIS agenda?

Author:Kate Rush

Are we ready for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)? A question continually asked of the increasing number of disability providers and thousands of disability service customers, many of whom are already waist deep in the NDIS. But the success of the NDIS is dependent on this question consciously extending to the minds and pockets … Continue reading Are we ready for the NDIS agenda?

16
Mar 17

A contemporary housing vision for policy, funding and governance

If you had the opportunity to redesign Australia’s housing policy and funding arrangements, how would you go about it? Would you start with the existing NAHA / NPAH / NPRH agreements?  Some variation of them? Or would you throw it all out and start again? I for one think we could do a whole lot better. … Continue reading A contemporary housing vision for policy, funding and governance

13
Mar 17

Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia, and yet…

We are barely scratching the surface of dementia specific care. The growing mortality rates for dementia patients have only intensified the urgency to adopt better strategies in dementia care. One particular area of concern is that many dementia patients are likely to find themselves in potentially dangerous situations if they become disoriented and unable to … Continue reading Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia, and yet…

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’?