We all know the industry is undergoing rapid change and we don’t have all the answers to what it takes to truly deliver a high quality of life to our elders – something we are all collectively aiming for. The ‘language of care’ is an important facet of this discussion. Our language flags fundamental values about elders and has the power to connect aged care practice with human rights and a culture of respect for our elders that genuinely empowers them as active citizens in our aged care community.
Our keynote speakers would argue that if we are to deliver on quality of life in aged care we need to consider how we can support people’s citizenship not just change service models. This includes reflecting on the culture of organisation and the extent to which it ensures it achieves outcomes in people’s lives, not just service delivery.
We want to explore these issues –consider the opportunities, share our collective wisdom and challenge ourselves to deliver on consumer expectations about quality of care and services in aged care. Good practice impacts the whole community and connects all of us to global good citizenship, human rights and wellbeing for our elders.
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