Funding Aged Care: Diffusing a Demographic Time Bomb

Funding Aged Care: Diffusing a Demographic Time Bomb

Jul 29

This event is currently full. For registration information about this event please contact Dominique Goodwin on 03 9652 8402.

This CEDA forum will examine the findings of the Productivity Commission's report and discuss the implications for Aged Care policy setting in Australia. Our expert panellists will look at the Aged Care sector from both government and industry perspectives, providing detailed analysis and insights into the funding of Aged Care.



 Public event
 Park Hyatt, VIC

 Half day forum (10.00am to 2.00pm)



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Aged Care reform remains an important issue for all Australians, especially in light of our ageing population. The issue has been given increasing prominence by Australian Governments, with the Productivity Commission handing down its review of Aged Care in June. The current system has weaknesses that make it difficult to navigate - there are gaps in services, and choices are limited.

With the first of the Baby Boomer cohort turning 65 in 2011, and the increase demand for services in the coming decades, funding reliance on a tax based system will not be sustainable. The figures tell a grim story: 28% of men and 46% of women aged over 65 will at some stage be admitted to residential care. The majority will be admitted aged over 80 years. Given current trends, the Productivity Commission predicts that the number of the 'oldest old' will increase from 277,000 to 2.1 million by 2044-45 and 3.7 million by the turn of next century.

Funding Aged Care: Diffusing a Demographic Time Bomb will look at the findings of the Productivity Commission's report, and discuss the implications for Aged Care policy settings in Australia. The right support mechanisms need to be in place to ensure the retired and retiring population can access high-quality, flexible, and continuous care reflecting their individual needs and capacity to choose. Our expert panellists will take a look at the aged care sector from both the government and industry perspectives, and provide detailed analysis and insights into the funding of Aged Care.


Session 1: Caring for Older Australians: Findings of the Productivity Commission
Dr Anna Howe, Consultant Gerontologist

Session 2: Snapshots on Aged Care Challenges
Sandra Hills, Chief Executive Officer, Benetas Australia
Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, Shadow Minister for Aged Care
Gerard Mansour, Chief Executive Officer, Aged and Community Care Victoria

Keynote address: Victorian Government Response to Aged Care Challenges
The Hon David Davis MP, Victorian Minister for Health and Minister for Ageing

If you are interested in participating in this forum please contact Sharon Braun on 03 9652 8409 to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

Registration fees (including GST)

CEDA members and guests

$200 per person
$1860 table of 10
$1720 early bird table of 10
(available until 1.7.11 - online registration only)

Non members

$310 per person

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