June 5, 2019 all-day
RACV City Club Melbourne
501 Bourke St
Melbourne VIC 3000
Legalwise Serminars

Aged Care and Retirement Village Law Conference
Wednesday, 5 June 2019
9.00am to 1.15pm
RACV City Club – 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne

2019 is a significant year for the retirement village and aged care sectors. From shifts in integration and emerging models and financial tools shaking up the industry to the concerns of elder abuse and capacity issues, the landscape is changing. With so much unrest in the sector it’s now more crucial than ever to stay up to date with the latest developments. Equip yourself with the information and strategies necessary to handle any issues that may arise so you can get the best result for your organisation or clients.

Chair: John Corcoran AM, Principal, Russell Kennedy Lawyers; Preeminent Health & Aged Care Lawyer, Doyle’s Guide 2018

9.00am to 9.45am
Capacity, Decision Making and Unconscionable Conduct
• Decision making capacity: lifestyle and legal/financial decisions
• Vulnerable residents: elder financial abuse, unconscionable conduct and undue influence
• Aged care providers, staff/contractors and liability for elder abuse
Presented by Jessica Latimer, Special Counsel, Moores

9.45am to 10.30am
Dignity of Risk
• Rights of a competent person to takes risks
• Rights of a cognitively impaired person to take risks and the rights of the family to restrict the elder
• Supported decision making even though an organisation and family may disagree with the decision of the elder
Presented by Steve Aivaliotis, Director, Proactive Complaints Management

10.30am to 11.15pm
Sexual Issues in the Aged Care and Retirement Village Context
Explore the serious, significant and oftentimes complex and challenging sexual issues arising in the aged care and retirement village context that residents, their families, and providers must grapple with on an ongoing basis.
Presented by Linda McAuliffe, Research Officer, Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care

11.15am to 11.30am Morning Tea

Chair: Ric Birkett, Partner, Aitken Partners; Recommended Health & Aged Care Lawyer, Doyle’s Guide 2018

11.30am to 12.20pm
Privacy, Recording and Data Security
• Privacy and data security: new updates
• Running aged care facilities in the surveillance age
• Who has what privacy rights in an aged care facility and how do you manage them?
• Recording staff or residents: monitoring staff and preventing elder abuse
Presented by Alison Choy Flannigan, Partner, Holman Webb; Leading Health & Aged Care Lawyer, Doyle’s Guide 2018

12.20pm to 1.15pm
Convergence and Seniors Living – Time to Stop Talking Silos
• Government and legislative responses to the emerging issue of integration
• What are the barriers between the legislative frameworks
• The role and powers of resident’s decision makers
• Integration: home care / retirement villages / residential aged care
• Emerging models and financial tools
Presented by Arthur Koumoukelis, Partner, Thomson Geer; Recommended Health & Aged Care Lawyer, Doyle’s Guide 2018

Attend and earn 4 CPD units in Substantive Law

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