The Pennwood Board and Key Staff members met on the 4th of July at Pathways Training in the City for their Annual Strategic Planning Day. During the day we listened to presentations by a number of presenters with experience in the aged care industry.
Mary O’Toole, Director of Pathways Training, hosted the event and talked about a project she has just finished with ACH. The DVD from the project showcased many positive examples of ageing. In the DVD, Jo Boylan promoted the strong message of “Walk Till You Die”, and introduced a variety of Good Life exercise programs at ACH. There were also inspirational reflections from service users about staying focused on lifestyle and having a Good Life Model with ability to take risks. The Healthy Ageing Video is available for review, please contact Anne Brown for a password to view this video.
Chris Smee, Aged Care Consultant and a leader in the aged care industry discussed the new aged care legislation and the impact it is going to have on our industry. The main messages were that we are running a Business and Consumer Directed Care is here to stay. Click Chris Smee – Changes in Aged Care 2014 to view his presentation.
Des Heffernan from FIA spoke about all the risks associated with being a small aged care operator and the many chal
lenges we need to consider when assessing the value of our business and the costs associated with disasters. We heard many examples of operators who were under insured and did not prepare for the serious risks to their business. Click Des Heffernan – Risk Management 2014 to view his presentation.
Ljubica Vokoje gave a small talk about how it is for people in the community. She gave examples of the challenges facing staff in Home Care and how the Co-ordinators need to be prepared for any eventuality. It was a cute and quirky performance from the new voice of Pennwood Home Care.
The final highlight was the interactive role play from Andrijana, Dubravka and I. The role play was about members of the community seeking information on aged care services. It was good for us to walk in the shoes of potential services users, having to gain an understanding of the new lingo, DAP and RAP fees and other costs associated with aged care.
Another personal insight about positive ageing was given by the owner of Kaffanas” following our lunch there. The owner spoke to Mary, Des and I about how it was important for her 82 year old mother to feel valued and the active part she plays in the family owned business.
All this information proved helpful when the Board reconvened to undertake a cause and root analysis and to make some important decisions for our future direction.
|Name of Attendee||Organisation|
|Mrs Monica Belosevic||President|
|Mrs. Jelica (Helen) Marjanovic||Secretary|
|Ms Kristina Vogrin||Treasurer & Public Officer|
|Mr Akos Nagy||Hungarian Board Representative|
Airlie Pty LtdMrs Mary O TooleHost & Public Speaker – Pathways TrainingMrs Chris SmeeAged Care Consultant Changes in Aged CareMr Des HeffernanAuthorised Representative
Finance & Insurance (Brokers) Australia Pty Ltd
Risk Management & InsuranceMrs Anne Brown
Ms Andrijana Jovic
Mr Stephen Lockhart
Ms Ljubica VukojePennwood – Chief Executive
Pennwood – Finance Manager
Pennwood – QA Officer
Pennwood Home Care West Co-ordinatorMs Dolores Coleman
Ms Theresa Van CapellePennwood Green – Site Manager
Pennwood Green – Clinical NurseMrs Dubravka Blazevic
Ms Jenny CookPennwood Village – Site Manager
Pennwood Village – Clinical Nurse