ACSA, the Retirement Living Council and LASA issue a joint communiqué, championing integrated care models in retirement villages to policy makers

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Coming out of the SUMMIT was a meeting of minds by the leaders of the peak bodies in the sector. The following was presented to the delegates at the Sheraton following presentations by Mary Wood (Executive Director of the Retirement Living Council) and Adj. Professor John Kelly (CEO of ACSA).
Over the past two days of the Leaders’ Summit we have heard the success stories of integrated care in retirement villages.
The Retirement Living Council, Aged and Community Services Australia and Leading Age Services Australia have been in discussions about how to best bring integrated care models to the attention of policy makers – our political friends of all stripes – in Canberra, and we would like to let you know that we will be combining our efforts to educate and negotiate with the decision makers.
Any spend of Commonwealth funds brings with it regulation. The RLC, ACSA and LASA will be pursuing integrated care and the best way forward for sensible and realistic policies with a collective focus and effort. We want the “best imaginable” outcome for all.