Karen Wilson-Holmes

“With over 30-years’ experience in healthcare, Karen oversees the day-to-day operations of all Lifeview homes including the introduction of Home2Home (small neighbourhood-model). Previous roles at The Alfred, Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospital, and Health Care Australia, highlight Karen’s track record in change management, ensuring Lifeview easily adapts to industry changes.”

Karen will present Home2Home – small neighbourhoods + resident choice = improved lifestyle outcomes

Large, cavernous, soul-less aged care homes are a thing of the past.  Residents want their own private space (single room with en suite) but in a smaller home-style environment – they do not want to eat in large cafeteria-style dining rooms but in smaller private dining areas, where food is cooked and served fresh, with people they can build friendships, and trust. Residents want to choose when they rise, when they eat, and what they do in their day. But how do you turn a “traditional” aged care home into a home of smaller neighbourhoods without a rebuild? How do you bring your staff along on the journey, change years’ of time and task orientated work into a more flexible, and fluid environment, where residents are now in charge of their day?  How do you do all of this without affecting budgets, current accreditation standards, EBAs and more?

Tuesday Concurrent Session B4: Small or Agile is the New Black, 2.00pm-2.30pm