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Home Care Masterclass (Adelaide, SA)

16 May 2018 @ 10:00 am - 17 May 2018 @ 3:00 pm

In response to the initial roll out of the Increasing Choice in Home Care reforms LASA is pleased to present the Home Care Masterclass Series.  This series of 2018 Home Care Masterclasses builds on this work to prepare members for the next steps of the home care reform journey.

The following Masterclasses are being delivered. Please select the session(s) you wish to attend during the registration process.


2020 Integration – What To Expect For Care At Home Masterclass
10am – 12pm

This 2-hour workshop will be of benefit for business development and operational managers responsible for overseeing the growth, delivery and evaluation of Commonwealth Home Support and Home Care Package programs.

Participants will be provided with an overview of possible models for an integrated Care at Home program for older Australians accounting for screening, assessment and access to basic care, complex care and reablement services. Funding implications, consumer fee contributions, the role of case management and challenges for care delivery with continued fiscal constraints in the context of increasing demand for care services will also be discussed. Practical options and considerations for providers in preparing for the integration of home care and aligning their program structures will be explored.

 Unmet Needs Versus Unspent Funds – Managing the Risks in Home Care Package Operations Masterclass
1pm – 4pm
This 3-hour workshop will be of benefit for home care package operational managers and care coordinators responsible for overseeing the engagement of clients in setting goals, developing and reviewing care plans, facilitating care provision and managing associated risks in the context of budget expenditure.

The workshop will assist participants to understand emerging trends in available home care package program data with increasing pressures in supporting clients with either unmet care needs or accumulation of unspent funds – both unintended and increasingly apparent consequences of the ICHC reforms. Participants will consider the implications for the risk environment in which program implementation occurs, accounting for the imbalance between a consumers care needs and package funding. Risk management frameworks and consumer engagement strategies will be explored in assisting providers and consumers to adjust to the risk environment and make use of package funds in the context of both unmet needs and unspent funds.


Commonwealth Home Support Program Grant Agreement Extensions – Understanding Your New Responsibilities
1:00pm – 3:00pm

This 2-hour workshop will be of benefit for Commonwealth Home Support Program Managers and Coordinators responsible for overseeing the delivery of services through CHSP grant agreements and reporting against deliverables up until 2020.

Key changes in the delivery of CHSP services that will commence 1 July 2018 following release of grant agreement extensions and an updated CHSP manual will be introduced and explored with participants, discussing implications for ongoing operational management and reporting against grant agreements up until 2020. Participants will be supported to be operationally ready for implementation of their continuing CHSP grant agreements.


Troy SpeirsTroy Speirs is a clinical psychologist. With over twenty 20 years experience in mental health and program management he has worked as clinician, manager, educator and policy officer having accumulated a range of experiences across health and aged care settings.

More recently he has worked in operational management with home care providers since before the commencement of the government’s home care reforms. During this period he has accumulated a comprehensive understanding in operationalising all aspects of home care service management and operations, including staffing, funding, care delivery, quality reporting and consumer engagement.

His experience includes policy development and analysis, program development, implementation and evaluation, operational management, strategic planning, clinical redesign, workforce planning/management and education, clinical intervention and care planning, consultancy advice, data management and research.

Registration Costs

LASA Member $250 (per session)    $450 (Full day)
Non Member $350 (per session)       $550 (Full day)

** Please note the prices above are exclusive of GST. The GST component will be added to your Tax Invoice on the completion of the registration process.

To register, please click here.

For further information, please contact the LASA Events Team on (07) 3725 5588 or events@lasa.asn.au


16 May 2018 @ 10:00 am
17 May 2018 @ 3:00 pm
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