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LASA Congress to ‘shine light’ on new era of aged care

The ‘new normal’ Australia is about to face as the baby boomers generation ages is set to be the key topic at the upcoming and much anticipated Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) National Congress.

LASA's 2017 National Congress was a huge success (Source: LASA)

Running from 28-30 October in Adelaide, South Australia, the event sessions will focus around key themes rather than service types or settings, and the shift in the way we think about ageing and aged care that is required to meet the needs of the changing sector.

LASA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sean Rooney says the nation is witnessing the dawn of a new era where longevity of life is celebrated, consumers are empowered to choose, and fresh opportunities for Australia’s aged care industry abound.

He adds that LASA will lead the ageing transformed conversation at the upcoming conference.

“The issues of ageing and aged care are of national importance and we need to engage all Australians in what it means to age well in our country,” Mr Rooney explains.

“Driven by well-informed consumers and supported by an increasingly large and diverse workforce, this new era of ageing will require next level leadership characterised by agile service providers, able to reframe our industry and respond to ever-evolving models of care.”

Mr Rooney says the three day conference will be full of interactive discussions and thought leading presentations that will “shine that first light” on an era of new thinking, practices and models of age services for the next generation and beyond.

“On this year’s program you will find themes that go beyond or cut across the sector such as workforce, environment, innovation, quality or governance [and] LASA is now calling for abstracts that will inform and drive the aged care sector to rise to the challenge of ‘Ageing Transformed… the dawning of a new era,” he says.


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