In 2019, the Australian Healthcare Week Great Debate addressed the ongoing contention between home care and purpose built community living and which better serves our most vulnerable. In the end, there was a general consensus that both are essential as part of the healthy aging continuum.
Following on from this, it’s time to set aside our differences and realise that both have a place and neither is sufficient to provide the range of options that the community needs to support living in the home.
After this campfire, you’ll come away with a new perspective that moves away from the hierarchical “us and them” mentality. Take this opportunity to connect with your peers over some hot chocolate and marshmallows! Learn how to:
- Create an environment where it’s not “us and them” to really exercise choice and bring the best of both worlds into your facilities and service design
- Recognise the value of residential and home care services by actively collaborating with your peers to support people to live well regardless of their accommodation
- Balance the burden of exercising your duty of care in a person-centred way while supporting consumer choice to achieve better health and wellbeing
Chief Health Transformation Officer
Person Centred Design Manager - Health Transformation Unit