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    Better Practice 2018

    In 2018, we’re holding one national conference and a series of state-based events to better respond to emerging issues in the sector.

    Join us at our 2018 ‘Better Practice for the future’ National Conference in Sydney on the 23-24 August 2018  – connect with the industry as we explore the theme ‘living the life I choose’.

    We’re also developing a new education program to help the sector transition to the new quality standards from July 2018.

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    Better Practice Conference 2017 Highlights

    A look back at highlights of our inspiring 2017 Better Practice Conferences while we plan for an even bigger and better 2018!

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the Quality Agency’s 2017 Better Practice Conferences, designed to promote quality care, innovation and improvement in aged care.

    These industry-focused events were attended by around 1,500 people in six locations around Australia.

    We joined conference delegates in discussions on this year’s theme, Re-thinking Aged Care: Discover, Connect, Create, challenging ourselves to consider what is needed to deliver on expectations about the quality of care and services in aged care.

    For the first time the conference program also featured practical workshops on topics including the new aged care standards, co-design in aged care, organisational change and cultural transformation.  Concurrent sessions offered different perspectives of best practice in areas such as elder abuse, dementia, and personal and clinical care.

    Popular keynote speakers during the series included Meaningful Ageing Australia CEO Ilsa Hamptom, CEO and Co-founder of Dementia Alliance International Kate Swaffer, international thought leader Dr Allen Power, Schlegel Chair in Ageing and Dementia Innovation, and Kate Fulton, Consultant with WAIS Western Australia Individualised Services.

    Overall, each state conference program reflected local industry issues and showcased local Better Practice Award winners.

    All available speaker presentations from 2017 can be accessed via the links below: