Pre Oct 2014

05 Mar 14

2014 AAG & ACS Regional Conference Sharing Care for Older Australians: Working Together

The Conference will be of interest to health and aged care practitioners, researchers, community care providers, policy makers and planners and anyone interested in current issues in ageing. The Conference will examine the progress in reforming care for older Australians.

Can we really achieve better outcomes for lower cost?
Who pays the hidden costs of improving government-funded services?
What does better care really mean for consumers, carers and care workers?
How do we focus on enablement to reduce the need for ongoing services?

Reform agendas are changing the face of health, disability, community and aged care in Australia. Health reforms focus on increasing quality and efficiencies of services provided through hospitals, and on improving multidisciplinary primary care and disease prevention.

Aged care reforms emphasise increasing consumer choice and access to quality services that meet assessed needs. In parallel, similar programs are being developed within the disability sector. As these reforms progress they have highlighted a need for an emphasis on the interface between all these areas. Professionals in every sector need to work together to eliminate gaps in services to achieve the twin objectives of quality outcomes and sustainable costs.

AAG and ACS invite you to hear about:

  • New research on health and ageing and healthy ageing
  • Good practice in residential and community care, retirement living and healthy ageing
  • Ideas for better care and empowerment for older people
  • The latest information on implementation of the reform agendas
  • What others are doing to improve practice in your field
  • What changes are happening in other related fields

For more information, visit the conference page

Event Date & Time: 5th and 6th March 2014

Event Location: Glasshouse, NSW
Cnr Clarence & Hay Street, Port Macquarie

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