National Integrated Seniors Housing Conference 2020
27 August 2020 - 28 August 2020
Integrated Seniors Housing describes a variety of housing types which purposely make available a range of support and care services for people in later life. Housing such as retirement and lifestyle villages, independent living units and manufactured home or land-lease communities are now, through demand, becoming more integrated with care and service delivery options. In addition to care, we have seen ‘services’ extended to include access to cafes, restaurants and allied health services while also introducing a social connectedness through community arts, music and health and well-being programs, co-located child care and other community services. New design thinking is opening up the village, removing the fences and bringing the community in.
Since 2016 we have seen unprecedented change and reform across Australia in the Retirement Living sector. NSW and Queensland are still under reform processes and mid 2019 saw the commencement of a full review of the Victorian Retirement Villages Act (to be continued throughout 2020). Western Australia has embarked on a full reform process with the introduction of six consultation papers to run through to 2021.
The availability of care and services is seen to be a major driver in choice and decision making around seniors housing options. Residents will choose to remain living as independently as possible, in their own Retirement Village Unit, with support and care services delivered as and when they need them. Villages without a comprehensive care strategy are on the decline and reporting less enquiries and more vacancies. The provision of Home Care into retirement communities is now recognised as the most efficient and effective service model.
The LASA National Integrated Seniors Housing Conference 2020 presents a line-up of leaders in our sector who are certain to challenge your thinking and expand your knowledge beyond conventional operational models. The conference dinner on 27 August will also feature the announcement of the Retirement Village Manager of the year 2020.
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