What you need to know from the Federal Government’s response to the aged care royal commission!
Hear Craig Swanger Executive Director of Care360 and National Seniors Chief Advocate Ian Henschke’s take on the Federal Government’s response to aged care announcements in the Federal Budget, including:
– How the government has responded to the Commissioner’s recommendations so far
– What’s being actioned (and funded) now to fix the broken aged care system
– Why a highly skilled and valued aged care workforce is so critical
– How National Seniors continues to pressure the government on aged care issues
– How Care360 is meeting the commission’s findings to provide consumers more transparency into aged care
– How Care360 is helping consumers in deciphering the complexities in how to fund costs of care.
Craig and the team at Care360 are on a mission to improve the respect and dignity for older Australians in care. After a global career in finance becoming Global Chief Investment Officer at Macquarie Bank, Craig left the corporate life to try to help underrepresented members of society by making previously complex and hidden information accessible to everyone. Care360 has been his focus since 2017, after experiencing the terribly confusing and stressful process of trying to decide which aged care home is actually the best and how to figure out how best to fund the family’s share of costs. Care360 now offers honest side-by-side comparisons of homes and operators for the first time in Australia, and makes their reports available for free for members of National Seniors.
Ian is Chief Advocate for National Seniors Australia. He has been working in that role for the past five years, raising the profile of older people and strengthening their collective voice. He was a teacher before choosing a career in the media in 1980. He worked for the ABC, Channel 7 and the Nine Network and served as a director on the board of the ABC. He was a finalist in the prestigious Walkley Awards for journalism twice. He is still a regular newspaper columnist for Newscorp and freelance contributor to other papers on aspects of ageing and retirement policy. He was recognised for his service to Australian society through broadcasting’ with the Centenary of Federation Medal. He appears regularly in the media putting forward the case for improving all aspects of the lives of older Australians and relentlessly advocates their case to those in positions of political power. He’s hopeful, especially after the recent Royal Commission into Aged Care, the Retirement Income Review that change for the better is happening.
Webinar Host - Luke will be your moderator for this insightful masterclass.