The 'Age Editor'
The business of aged care: financial sustainability for our industry
For this Winter edition, we look at the factors affecting financial sustainability of aged care. As with any other organisation, aged care providers need to be financially sustainable. Without a firm financial foundation, it is impossible to provide high-quality care.
In aged care, meaningful engagement and partnership with consumers to meet their needs, is a core aspect of sustainability. We have perspectives from Luke and Pru to consider, as well as Gwen Stevens, an aged care resident. We consider robots in aged care, new marketplace services, ageism, and again food services systems, further developing on last Edition’s food theme.
ACIA represents and advocates for the common interests of aged care providers, ensuring our sector can focus on what unites us – a commitment to high-quality care for older Australians.
Nicknamed the "Editor", the final publication will contain a plethora of authors, however ACIA will be responsible for determining the final content of the publication, so it seems fitting. And while the final name may change, we've agreed the general contents and will provide thought provoking articles analysing aged care trends, we will 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.
The Australian aged care industry is a rapidly growing and changing sector and ACIA believes in the value of good advice and education to support members in their journey through the aged care industry regulatory changes. This will be one way we can achieve this together. We know aged care is entering unchartered territory ie with more people living longer and living independently - so this publication will be a timely addition, to open the discussion (and debate) around aged care.
If you would like to write editorials, articles or journal entries for this publication, ask us how.