With future funding reform in sight and the open and contestable market already driving providers to act competitively, it is crucial that providers take stock of the opportunities for innovation and growth but also that opting out may be the most viable option for your business.
For those aiming to thrive in the new market now is the time to define exactly what you are offering the consumer in the new market and how you can innovate to create a unique and competitive service.
While some organisations will thrive as a key player in the industry others will struggle to break down the barriers to innovation and growth.
This conference will give you essential insights into where the aged care sector is headed and unpack the future funding and regulatory environment to make critical decisions around strategy and innovation.
Attend & learn how to:
- Navigate the regulatory and funding environment
- Analyse your organisation’s potential for growth and innovation in the new market
- Deliver competitive services in an era of choice and control
- Understand and overcome barriers to innovation
- Restructure business models in line with reform
- Drive innovation and quality through partnerships
- Build a risk culture to enable innovation on the ground
Who will attend?
Senior representatives from aged and dementia care with roles of:
- Chief Executive Officer & Board Director
- Chief Financial Officer & Financial Director / Manager
- Chief Operating Officer & Operations Managers
- Director of Strategy / Innovation
- Director Business / Corporate Services / Partnerships
- General Manager Residential Care
- General Manager Home & Community Care
- Manager Quality & Compliance
Attend to learn:
- Unpacking the future funding landscape - beyond ACFI
- Overcoming regulatory barriers to innovation
- New business models to thrive in the open market
- Identifying service gaps to shape competitive offerings
Alzheimer’s Australia & Monash University
Angela Raguz is the General Manager – Residential Care for HammondCare, an independent Christian charity which is regarded as Australia’s leader in dementia care both in residential and ‘at home’ care. In this role she oversees all HammondCare’s residential aged care services, is involved in the planning and start-up of new residential services, and oversees Quality Safety and Risk across the organisation. On any given day HammondCare provides care to more than 3000 people either in a hospital, Aged Care Home or their own home.
Leading the Residential Care team and overseeing Quality Safety and Risk means supporting existing and new managers so that HammondCare’s philosophy of care is something that is well and uniformly understood. Additionally, it means ensuring that what we say we want to be achieved and what happens is in alignment with our philosophy and practiced daily in the services we provide. It also involves ensuring Learning and Development, and Quality, Safety and Risk are integral to and maintained across our services.
Involvement in the conception to planning stage of a residential service to the commencement and every day operation means she is highly qualified in best-practice dementia design, and quality service delivery and improvement.
Angela has worked in the aged care industry for over 20 years and is a registered nurse. During this time she has directly managed both dementia-specific and general residential aged care facilities.
In 2007 she completed an MBA through the Macquarie Graduate School of Management at Macquarie University, Sydney.
Aged & Community Services Australia
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.
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What People Are Saying
“This conference [Strategic Thinking for Choice & Control 2016] comes at a time of great aged care reform, noticing that many of us in the business are both curious of opportunity and sceptical about probabilities the team of presenters allowed a greater view of the present direction. Highly informative well worth attendance!”Lisa Donnon, Healthy Ageing Team Leader, Country Health South Australia Local Health Network
Date: 15 Jan 2017 By: Nieves MurrayIt’s an exciting but challenging time to be a seniors’ lifestyle and care provider in Australia. The Baby Boomer generation is driving changing customer expectations. New technologies and materials are expanding possibilities in care and housing, and government reforms require care providers to compete for customers for the first time. To ensure we not only …
Date: 12 Dec 2016 By: Ian YatesOn the 5 & 6 April I have the pleasure of facilitating the next in the COTA Criterion Aged Care Roadmap series of events with our Aged Care Business Model Innovation Conference 2017. As we progress through the reform journey, we now have the opportunity to take stock of where we are up to and …
Date: 8 Dec 2016 By: Jessica FarrellyAssistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, Ken Wyatt, announced a revised package of aged care funding measures at this week’s Preparing for Choice & Control in Residential Care conference, held by Criterion in association with COTA Australia. Mr Wyatt’s changes to the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) have been announced after extensive consultation with …
Date: 4 Oct 2016 By: Melissa YoungA fundamental pillar of a consumer driven aged care system lies in the power and decision sharing between the provider and the consumer. Since the implementation of consumer directed aged care (CDC) in the community sector, organisations have had to wrestle with increased consumer choice and balance this with their current business models and risk. …
Endorsers & Media Partners
Aged Care Guild
The Aged Care Guild is an association of the nine largest Residential Aged Care for profit providers in the industry.
Our purpose is to support ongoing investment in the industry to meet future demand. We control circa 18% of the industry beds or 35,500 places. We hold $5bn of the circa $20bn bond pool. Collectively we have been the largest builders or acquirers of beds in the industry over the last six years.
COTA Australia is the peak national organisation representing the rights, needs and interests of older Australians. COTA Australia is the national policy and advocacy arm of the COTA Federation which comprises COTAs in each State and Territory. COTA Australia focuses on policy issues from the perspective of older people as citizens and consumers.