The issues around workforce planning for aged care in regional Australia will be the focus of discussion at an industry forum in Alice Springs on Wednesday 18 September.

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, is holding the forum in Alice Springs to focus on workforce issues in the Northern Territory.

State Manager for SA/NT Rosetta Rosa, says the event will provide a great opportunity for age services providers in central Australia to engage with sector peers while gaining valuable insights into current and emerging workforce issues.

“During this forum we will explore and build a greater understanding of workforce planning in regional Australia, as well as the current state of the age services industry and strategic factors at play” she said.

“We will be outlining the complexity of workforce issues in an aged care environment and exploring how we must build a diverse and culturally appropriate workforce to ensure that all older Territorians are provided with the high standard of care they need and expect.

“Workforce attraction, retention and engagement are critical issues for aged care, especially in regional and remote Australia.”

LASA’s role in developing the next generation of leaders in age services through the LASA Next Gen initiative will also be highlighted in a session with LASA’s Principal Advisor Next Gen Samantha Bowen.

“The age services sector is full of dynamic, inspiring and passionate next generation leaders who are leading in our organisations – from bedside to boardroom,” Ms Bowen said.

“Now is the time to ensure we are all listening to, inspiring and engaging our next generation leaders.”

The Industry forum, supported by Healthcare Australia, will be held on 18 September at Mercure Alice Springs and is free to attend.

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About Leading Age Services Australia (LASA)

LASA is the national association for all providers of age services across residential care, home care and retirement living/seniors housing. Our purpose is to enable high performing, respected, and sustainable age services that support older Australians to age well by providing care, support and accommodation with quality, safety and compassion – always.

We represent providers of age services of all types and sizes located across Australia’s metropolitan, regional and rural areas. Consistent with the overall industry profile, 57% of our Members are not-for-profit providers, 33% are for-profit providers and 10% are government providers.

Our diverse and representative membership gives LASA the ability to speak with credibility and authority on issues of importance to older Australians and the age services industry.

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