Queensland state conference 2018

The LASA Queensland State Conference returned to the Gold Coast in 2018. We heard about disruption and innovation in aged care, the importance of financial planning and designing innovative environments. Our concurrent speakers delved into models of care and service delivery including presentation on inter-generational care, business considerations such as compliance risks, and clinical issues including the importance of medication management and palliative care in the home. 


To view photos from the Queensland State Conference and Excellence in Age Services Awards, please click here.


Wednesday 14 Mar

Wednesday Plenary
Rising to Disruption- Age Care Services, Cynthia Payne, CEO SummitCare

Morning Tea Session
Member Consultation on Options for Enhanced Transparency of Consumer Fees for Home Care on Service Finder, Kate Lawrence-Haynes, LASA

Residential Care and Home Care Concurrent: Outcomes, Recommendations from the Review of the Aged Care Quality Regulatory Process (2017 review), Residential Care & Home Care Concurrent, Troy Speirs, LASA and Sharyn Mcllwain, LASA 

Residential Care Concurrent:
Increasing consumer engagement in quality assessment, Paul Richards, Quality Agency

Residential Care Concurrent: 
RAD’s & DAP’s, RAC’s & DAC’s  + Probate– Legal Focus, Brian Herd, Partner CRH Law
Home Care Concurrent
Evidence Review and Principles for Reablement in Home Care, Troy Speirs, Principal Advisor, Home Care, LASA 
Home Care Concurrent:
Home Care KPI’s – What are they and how do you measure them?, Stuart Hutcheon, StewartBrown
Retirement Living & Seniors Housing Concurrent
Update on the Amendments to the QLD Retirement Village Act – ‘Where are we at’? Stuart Lowe, Partner Mullins Lawyers
Retirement Living & Seniors Housing Concurrent
Regulated Accommodation Models for Senior Housing, Terry Green, Department of Housing & Public Works
Retirement Living & Seniors Housing Concurrent Renewables in the Aged Care Sector, Robert Saunders, Building Services & Renewables Leader, Calibre Group
Technology Plenary
Advocacy & Policy 101 Session 
Kate Lawrence-Haynes, General Manager Policy and Advocacy, LASA 

Thursday 15 March

Disruption & Innovation Plenary
Disruption Ahead in Aged Care, Emily Jaksch, General Manager, We Care Recruitment
Disruption and Innovation Plenary
Financial Innovation in Aged care- The Importance of Planning for Financial Viability with Greater Consumer Choice, Stuart Hutcheon, Stewart Brown
Disruption and Innovation Plenary
Designing Innovative Environment, Erica Lambert and Andrew Spilar, Paynter Dixon Queensland
Workforce Plenary
The Future of Australia’s Aged care Sector Workforce, Veronica Jamison, State Manager VIC & TAS, General Manager Member Support, LASA 
Workforce Plenary
Workforce- The Hot Issues and how you can turn them into Opportunities, Tim Longwill, Partner McCullough Robertson
Workforce Plenary
Workforce- The Hot Issues and how you Can Turn Them into Opportunities, Tim Longwill, Partner, McCullough Robertson
Workforce Plenary
Happy Working in the GIG Economy? Depends Whether its Choice or Forced? Ashley Fell, Team Leader, Communications, McCrindle

Models of Care and Service Delivery Concurrent
Changing Positions on the Field-Focusing on the Indirect Impact the Latest Changes to the Rule Book have on Retirement Village Operator and residential aged care providers, Amber Cartwright, Senior Finance Consultant, Ansell Strategic 

Models of Care and Service Delivery Concurrent
Inter generational Care- Game Change, Alison McDonald, Manager Kilcoy, Sundale 

Models of Care and Service Delivery Concurrent
The Envigor Corner Store- A New Approach to Home Care, Tracey Silvester, Executive Manager, Envigor Home Care

Business Considerations Concurrent
Leading the Pack in Aged Care Good Governance, Catherine Maxwell, Chief Executive Officer, Governance Institute of Australia

Clinical Concurrent
The Importance of Medication Management, Dr Natalie Soulsby, Head of Clinical Development Ward MM 

Clinical Concurrent
Dementia, Dr Tanya Petrovich, Manager, Business Development, Alzheimer’s Australia
Clinical Concurrent
Palliative Care in the Home, John Haberecht, Palliative Care Queensland
Customer Expectations Plenary
Customer Expectations, Sally Ross, Complaints Manager, Office of the Aged Care Commissioner
Customer Expectations Plenary
What will the Customers of the Future be Looking for? Ashley Fell, Team Leader Communications, McCrindle

Friday 16 March

Diversity Plenary
An Alternative Assessment Model- A Story of the Far North Queensland Aged Care Indigenous Network, Lauriann Trevy, Far North Qld PHN
Communication Plenary
The Art of Turning Difficult Situations into Positive Outcomes, Ina Pieterse, People and Culture Manager, LASA 

Communication Plenary
The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in your Professional Life- Why it’s a Non-Negotiable with your Staff, Lynda Robertson, Manager Accredited Training, LASA 

Looking Forward Plenary
The Principles, Processes & Practicalities of Transforming Your Organisation, Re-Engineering Your business Model & Reinventing Your Culture, Michael Goldsworthy, Principal Consultant, Australian Strategic Services