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Leading in aged care

Leading in aged care

By Acorn Mentor, Andrew Hoggan: There are multiple forces at play in the aged care sector that make leadership more vital than ever. In a time poor environment, what areas of leadership should we be focusing on? One simple method is think about leadership in two broad categories of activities ...

An exciting time to be a young aged care leader

An exciting time to be a young aged care leader

Great sums of both public and private dollars are converging into the aged care market, creating significant opportunities ... Young people have a fantastic opportunity to shape the industry with their ideas about how we can deliver the best outcomes for older Australians.

How do we develop effective leaders in the aged care industry?

How do we develop effective leaders in the aged care industry?

Developing effective leadership and management teams in the aged care sector is critical for improving staff retention and job satisfaction, maintaining a high quality of care and well-being of residents and the long-term economic viability of an organisation.

Creating a world that works for young and old

Creating a world that works for young and old

We wonder why social isolation and loneliness is a growing problem. Our populations are ageing, but our environments on the whole do not encourage older people to venture out. How often do we actually think about age-friendliness and how often are older people invited to participate in the design process?

5 ingredients to authentic co-production

5 ingredients to authentic co-production

Co-production and co-design seems to be a common theme in recent conferences, articles and reform communications ...

 

Understanding the Y generation

Understanding the Y generation

So you're starting to think more proactively about recruiting younger workers, but you don't know where to start ...  It means the time to start thinking about this is NOW! In 10 years ... we are going to need a lot more workers to start taking up these leadership and management positions

Stop hiding our young leaders!

Stop hiding our young leaders!

What is your perception on aged care? Do you see young professionals as a piece of the puzzle or does it stretch your mind to see them there? Right now, young people are excluded from many important discussions in aged care. Mature aged workers are promoted ...

LASA Victoria – Urgent need for young health professionals in aged care

LASA Victoria – Urgent need for young health professionals in aged care

New aged care training programs are attracting a cohort of health professionals; however, the proportion of age care professionals under the age of 35 in the workforce has not changed since 2003. Chief Executive Officer of Leading Age Services Australia ...