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The Future of Aged Care, Change & Reforms
Innovation and reform is redefining the aged care service experience. Looking forward reform will breakdown the silos between aged residential care and community services. We will see innovation in accommodation. Reform will challenge where consumers are spending their care dollars, with a shift away from “doing for” service delivery to enablement. Technology platforms will breakdown our dependency on facility based care delivery and healthcare services. Increasingly people living with high acuity will receive services, once limited to facilities, practices and hospitals, in the comfort of their home. Online innovations will allow people to be remotely monitored, living life more independently.
Aged Care providers will increase their role as educators, coaches and navigators, opening their minds to new enablement services, coaching clients to make changes in behaviour and lifestyle, navigating them to service options they may otherwise not find on their own. The walls between general practice and progressive aged care providers will begin to come down as we design partnerships that remove obstacles to care coordination and streamline referral pathways.
Presented by Matthew Filocamo
Matthew Filocamo manages the operations of Catholic Healthcare’s 13 residential aged care facilities across New South Wales and Queensland. He is responsible for financial and business development, strategic planning, compliance and risk management, incident management and quality improvement.
With more than 15 years’ experience in the health and aged care industry, Matthew brings a wealth of industry knowledge to his role. He plays an integral part in leading change and spearheading innovation to ensure Catholic Healthcare is consistently delivering the best services for residents and clients while constantly adapting to an ever-changing environment.
Prior to joining Catholic Healthcare, Matthew held management roles in a range of healthcare companies across New South Wales and London, including Moses Montefiore Jewish Home and Sydney Local Health District.
Matthew is a registered health professional with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, holds a Master of Healthcare Management from University of New South Wales and is a fully qualified physiotherapist.