It's an exciting time in aged care, and especially for Amana Living, as Stephanie Buckland takes over the CEO role from Ray Glickman.
As Stephanie and Ray work together for a two-week handover period, WA Business News saw an opportunity to get the two leaders together to discuss the future of care and services for over-55s. During the interview, Stephanie said of Amana Living:
In August, Ray Glickman steps down as Amana Living CEO, following what Chairman Steve Scudamore has described as “an outstanding 12 years”.
Ray drove the change in branding from Anglican Homes to Amana Living, and established our positioning as an organisation that helps older people to truly live the second half of life. This inspiration is underpinned by our award-winning Enrichment Program.
In its 2016/17 budget, the Federal Government announced a claw-back of more than $1.8 billion from the most vulnerable people in residential care over the next four years. CEO Ray Glickman explains the potential impact of the cuts.
Severe funding cuts announced in the federal budget are focusing on people in residential care with Complex Health Care (CHC) needs: for example, those with chronic pain, degenerative disease, severe arthritis and complex wounds.
Brand new Amana Living uniforms are being rolled out now, creating a really strong brand image in all areas of direct care. Jenny Williams (General Manager Human Resources) explains why.
The Amana Living uniform design dates back more than five years, and so it was time to refresh the look and update the technology in the fabric. This has resulted in uniforms that allow easier movement, are more comfortable and also look great.
Tourism WA chief Stephanie Buckland has been appointed as the new CEO of Amana Living. She will take up the position on 1 August 2016.
The appointment of the new Amana Living CEO follows a rigorous national search process for a leader who can continue to grow the organisation within an increasingly competitive market.
The recent Health + Medicine liftout magazine in The West Australian featured commentary by our CEO Ray Glickman, and other aged care gurus.
Here's a link to one of those articles, Choices open up with population shift, in which Ray comments on big changes taking place in home care and over-55s housing in Australia.
The autumn edition of our Amana Life newsletter is out now. The leading story presents the results of our 2015 Customer Satisfaction Survey, which showed an overall satisfaction level of 96.3%. The newsletter contains a breakdown of satisfaction results in residential care, housing and home care.
The take-home message from the newsletter is the importance of enriching lives, which means going beyond quality care to help older people live the life they want, with joy and meaning.
To read the digital newsletter, go to the following link:
Ray Glickman welcomes the return of Aged Care to Health with the combined portfolios going to Minister Sussan Ley.
“I'm very happy to see that a Minister for Aged Care has been appointed, a promising response to lobbying by our sector,” said Amana Living CEO Ray Glickman.
“It is also encouraging to see the return of aged care to health, which is a great opportunity to more effectively integrate services.
Her Excellency the Hon Kerry Sanderson AO, Governor of Western Australia, expressed her support for Amana Living in our mission to improve care and services for WA’s older people, in a visit to the Cottesloe site in April.
Mrs Sanderson became Patron of Amana Living following the retirement from the position of former Governor Malcolm McCusker.
“We were very pleased when Mrs Sanderson accepted our invitation to take up the baton of Patron after she was appointed as the new Governor of WA,” said Ray Glickman.