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Our news provides thought provoking articles analysing aged care trends. We showcase examples of great care, include marketplace insights by very clever people, share research papers from critical thinkers and layout helpful facts for your consideration.

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Significantly Refurbished Status – what does it mean for your Facility?

Significantly Refurbished Status

The status of significantly refurbished comes with a few great benefits – besides having top quality facilities for your residents, it also means a higher rate of the Accommodation Supplement.

This means from the 20th of March 2017 you are eligible to receive up to $55.09 per day for all of your Residents who are supported by the Government for their accommodation costs (if you are also meeting the Supported Ratio).
 
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‘Energising the industry with compassion’ - summary with thanks

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Compassion; It just takes a small act each day

Our summary with thanks...

We filled the room with the doTERRA Invigorating Essential Oil Blend, and along with our Guest Speakers Shannon and Mary, set the scene for our first ever Energising the Industry event. We shared the opportunity to excel at customer service and to be leaders in our approach to work, and to allow compassionate outcomes in more than just a feel-good way; a way which will assist you to deliver bottom line best results and have people (customers) seeking out your services.

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Caring for carers: how to stop your people burning out

How to stop your people burning out

The sector is full of employees who just keep giving, until sometimes there is nothing left for them or their families. What does that mean for you as a manager? You want to get the best from your people, but at the same time, it’s got to be sustainable. Working in care is a marathon, not a sprint.

 
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Energising our Foyer; In time for SALA

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ON DISPLAY IN ACIA'S OFFICES

LYNETTE KRING ARTWORK

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Sales is No Longer a Dirty Word, in Community Aged Care

Sales is No Longer a Dirty Word

Community Aged Care is undergoing significant reform.

With an increasingly open and competitive market where the consumer choice is at the centre, providers can no longer assume the safety of a guaranteed steady level of income.

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Hello there; Great to have you onboard! Membership news

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2017-18 ACIA New Members | From 1 July 2017

Membership; bringing together corporate businesses with aged care industry member organisations.
 
What an enthusiastic start to our new Corporate Membership year. It has been a joy getting out meeting everyone (old members and new); to hear of your company offerings and successes, and in particular the innovations you are making, or wish to make, across the aged care sector. I look forward to working with you in the coming year. -Charlie
 

 

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The journey to a Consumer driven marketplace starts with innovation

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New Corporate Member | Ubercare

ACIA’s vision is for an aged care sector that is valued, trusted and respected for its commitment to high-quality care for our elder Australians, and for the value it contributes to our society and economy.

ACIA CEO, Luke Westenberg says, “It is an exciting time to be an aged care provider in Australia as there have been significant changes to legislation, policy and providers since the beginning of the year, creating a contemporary marketplace driven by the consumer and supported through innovative solutions.”
 
He continued, “It is also an exciting time for South Australia to be able to showcase these new models for supporting our industry and Ubercare are part of this equation. We respect the need for diversity in the age care provider space, especially in a market driven by the consumer.”
 
The Ubercare service is designed to complement any current care arrangements by a consumer, not replace them. As there are no contracts or upfront fees, Ubercare’s take up within this niche provides a backup plan for consumers when help is needed at the last minute, meaning our aged Australians will certainly benefit.
 
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Energising the industry with compassion | Oakden Masterclass with NMAS

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‘Nursing/Management Advice & Support’ (NMAS) Panel Discussion

Tuesday 1st August
Breakfast from 7.30am with Guest Speaker Mary Freer
Masterclass from 9.30am - 11.30am
Location: Arkaba Osmond Room, Fullarton Road
Members: $55
Non-Members $65
Bookings: Either email us for an invoice via enquiry@acia.asn.au or book direct online https://www.trybooking.com/QKOW
 

Every activity we perform has an outcome; in our world, we hope outcomes are filled with the love, dignity and respect we all deserve. However, sometimes things go wrong. So wrong in fact, it impacts us all. The recent issues around Oakden provide one such scenario.

The entire aged care industry has been challenged by the developments at Oakden and we need to have an open discussion, with compassion, as to how we can manage and learn from scenarios like this.
 
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My life inside an aged-care home

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We share Mary's beautiful story today, 15 June 2017, on World Elder Abuse Day, as a reminder and praise of our service and care to our elderly. Thank you to those of you who dedicate your lives to the support of the elderly, and the positive difference you make to the life of others.

World Elder Abuse Day is an opportunity for us all to reflect and to promote awareness of elder abuse in the community and what we can all do to stop it – both as individuals and as a community. ACIA CEO Luke Westenberg says, “WEAAD is an opportunity to make the community aware that many older people experience mistreatment from people close to them, often their family members (‘elder abuse’).“

Elder abuse is any act which causes harm to an older person and is carried out by someone they know and trust, such as a family member or friend. The abuse may be physical, social, financial, psychological or sexual and can include mistreatment and neglect.

ACIA support all community activity which raises awareness to help stop all forms of elder abuse.

ACIA Board Member, Dr Pooja Newman who is the Clinical Director for Ananda Aged Care, shared today, "We see the older person as the keeper of history, the privileged to have memories of the past and are excited about the prospect of reminiscence with a meaningful account to make yesteryear shine brightly. One can only move forwards with a grounded comprehension of the past for a steady foundation of the future."


Here is Mary's story.

Mary is an aged care resident living within an Estia Health facility.

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