2020 has been the most challenging year yet for the aged care sector. The pressure of the ongoing Royal Commission, the challenges of transitioning to the Single Aged Care Quality Standards and the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have had a compounding effect on providers, leaving many stretched, workforce challenged and financially vulnerable. As we look forward to 2021, many challenges remain on the horizon - but also potential opportunities. How do providers stay resilient in the ongoing challenges of COVID-19 and prepare for the challenges and opportunities that the release of the final report of the Royal Commission will create?
Join our experts and like-minded peers from around Australia at the Aged Care Reform: Strategising for 2021 online conference. Developed in partnership with COTA Australia and ACSA, this event has been designed to address the biggest questions facing the sector. Gain practical insights to maximise your organisational planning and get ahead of the curve for 2021 and participate in conversations with industry leaders that are actively shaping the future of aged care.
Why attend this event?
- Hear from a range of experts and key stakeholders including Peak Bodies, Government, Industry Thought Leaders, and progressive Aged Care providers
- Get access to all the need to know information about the current reform landscape - made available to you online both live and on-demand
- Get exposed to a variety of perspectives on the future of aged care with robust panel discussions on funding, the workforce, governance, home and residential aged care
- Share your thoughts and ask your burning questions in interactive polls, panel discussions and Live Q&A
- Connect with your peers virtually and continue to grow your network
Who will attend?
Leaders, Executives and Board Members from Home and Residential Aged Care Providers
Benefits of attending
- Reviewing reform to date and unpacking future directions of the reform agenda
- Analysing Counsels Assisting’s proposals and calculating the likely recommendations of the Royal Commission into Quality in Aged Care
- Exploring opportunities to fund the aged care system of the future
- Identifying opportunities to attract, strengthen & grow the aged care workforce
- Insights on innovation and resilience in residential aged care and home care
- What should operators be considering for their strategic planning for 2021?
- INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION: Resourcing the Aged Care Workforce
- INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION: Getting ahead of the curve in Residential Aged Care
- INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION: Driving innovation & transformation to meet consumer demand in Home Care
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)
Patricia 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.
Professor Hal Swerissen is a Fellow at the Grattan Institute and Emeritus Professor of Public Health at La Trobe University. He has an extensive and distinguished record of achievement in health policy research and analysis. He has held senior executive positions as Pro Vice Chancellor (Regional) and Executive Dean of Health Sciences at La Trobe University. He has been a senior advisor to Commonwealth and State governments and has conducted a range of policy and research studies and inquiries. He has published more than 100 academic papers and research reports. Information on Hal Swerissen’s academic publications are available on Google Scholar.