Imagining age services - no borders, no boundaries at LASA National Congress 2016

By ahhb
Tuesday, 02 August, 2016

Meeting the aged care needs of our population in a sustainable, efficient and effective way requires ongoing collaboration between aged care, health and hospital services.

As key stakeholders in our industry, people involved in primary and ambulatory care are invited to attend Australia’s biggest age services event, LASA National Congress, being held at the Gold Coast 9-12 October 2016.
This year’s theme, “Imagining age services: no borders, no boundaries”, is about exploring new ways of building a stronger age services industry to meet increasing demand, at a time when reforms and changing social norms are impacting service providers in unprecedented ways.
“Increasing momentum for consumer-driven services and significant reforms occurring in home care is creating new opportunities for age service providers,” Congress Organising Committee Chairman, Marcus Riley, said.
“We have seen the power of competition disrupt other industries in unprecedented ways, overturning existing rules and regulation in favour of improved choice and quality. Aged care is not immune and as an industry we need to be prepared,” he said.
The Congress program will feature a number of sessions showcasing unique age service models from overseas and within Australia, and practical information about diversifying services. Program highlights include a panel discussion on advanced care planning, which will address issues such as low uptake of advanced care directives, barriers to achieving palliative care in the home or residential care facility, and the importance of integrating care directives in existing information-sharing systems such as My Health Record.
International experts and recent study tour participants will share their knowledge and learnings from countries including Finland, the USA, England and China in dementia care, accommodation design and disability services.
Concurrent sessions will focus on workforce retention and diversification, the latest in care models, economics, quality and capability.
People who are new to aged care or who wish to expand their professional networks will benefit from attending our corporate speed networking event, designed to help people connect in a valuable and efficient way. With over 1,100 delegates – most whom are executive management or board directors, this is an invaluable way to connect with the leaders and influencers of our industry.
Limited sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are still available and companies wishing to break into aged care or enhance their existing brand reputation are encouraged to contact the LASA events team.

... sessions will focus on workforce retention and diversification, the latest in care models, economics, quality and capability.


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