As the aged care sector struggles through reform and growing financial pressures, it is vital to actively engage with the key issues and conversations that will shape the future of the industry, particularly as the Royal Commission looks at how to deliver quality aged care services in a sustainable way. There is no silver bullet for aged care providers and it is more important than ever for providers to take calculated risks, drive innovation and transform organisational culture to secure your financial future.
Hear directly from government, industry leaders and peak bodies at the Financial Transformation in Aged Care Conference. Developed in partnership with COTA Australia and ACSA, this event is your opportunity to voice your concerns, strategise with leading providers, and actively engage in dialogue that will build a stronger, sustainable future for your organisation and the industry.
What you will take away from this event
- An understanding of the current state of funding and potential opportunities for future sustainability and growth
- Insights to increase risk appetite and engage internal stakeholders in organisational transformation
- Advice on how to get your board engaged and bring them on the journey
- A framework on how to implement and leverage technology in a sustainable way
- Pathways to better invest in staff to optimise performance and deliver high quality services
- Lessons learned, feedback and ideas from profitable providers
Who will attend?
Board Members, Chief Executives and Senior Management including, CFOs, COOs, General Managers and Directors responsible for:
- Residential & Home Care
Attend to learn:
- Gain insights on the current state of funding for aged care
- Drive innovation & a positive culture of risk to enable your organisation to thrive
- Unpack and explore new opportunities for resourcing the sector
- Leverage technology to manage the cost of high quality care & the workforce
Ian Yates is Chief Executive of COTA Australia, the national peak body for COTAs (Councils on the Ageing) in each State and Territory of Australia. Ian was appointed CE of COTA SA in June 1989 and has played national leadership roles in COTA since 2002.
Ian serves on a wide variety of federal government and aged care sector national bodies. He is a member of the Federal Government’s Aged Care Financing Authority; the Aged Care Sector Committee and the Aged Care Quality Advisory Council.
Beyond aged care Ian is a member of the Consumer Advisory Panel to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), a Director of Livable Housing Australia, and a member of the Advisory Board of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR).
Ian holds a BA from Flinders University; is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; is an Honorary Doctor and Emeritus Deputy Chancellor of Flinders University; and was awarded Membership in the Order of Australia (AM) in June 2005.
Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA)
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.
Aged Care Financing Authority (ACFA)
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Endorsers & Media Partners
ACSA is the leading national peak body supporting not for profit church, charitable and for purpose providers of retirement living, community, home and residential care for more than 450,000 older Australians.
We are committed to being a strong and effective advocate with a persuasive national voice that leads the national aged care agenda. Our members are critical to the community and the people they serve.
Aged and Community Services Australia is at the forefront, representing and supporting members to achieve excellence in providing quality and affordable housing, home care and residential services to older Australians.