Author Archives: Membership

AASP Downsizing Edition: Experts Discuss Retirement Living, Downsizing, Superannuation and Property

Shaun Ganguly Phil Hoopmann Rob MacPherson

On Tuesday, 28 March, the Association of Aged Service Professionals (AASP) hosted a special event on retirement planning, downsizing, and superannuation. The event was held at Europa on Alma, a luxury retirement living development in St Kilda, and was attended by 33 individuals from a variety of companies and organisations. The panel featured three expert […]

Financial services professionals offering aged care advice must be authorised representatives

There is an ethical conflict with wholesale advisors providing advice to consumers seeking aged care advice. There appears to be a trend occurring among financial services professionals where those who have chosen not to sit, or have not passed, the financial adviser’s exam, are opting to offer advice via a wholesale licence, relying on the […]

AASP Supports workforce solutions in the Aged Care Industry

OCTOBER 2022 AASP Supports workforce solutions in the Aged Care Industry The Association of Age Service Professionals (AASP) is a National body representing high quality members operating in aged care, disability and retirement industries The AASP recognise there has been a lack of qualified registered nurses and support workers in the industry for many years […]

Don’t let Downsizing be the ultimate overwhelming stressful event.

For anyone further along their life journey who is farewelling the family home after many years, the “items” challenge can be very confronting. It is often claimed that moving can be “one of life’s most stressful events”, so a downsizing move can be the ultimate overwhelming and stressful event.  For many, sorting through a home with years […]

Media Release

Media Release regarding Aged Care Royal Commission (Click Here)   MEDIA RELEASE Aged Care Royal Commission – Recommendations must be implemented. For immediate release The final report and recommendations of the Aged Care Royal Commission into Quality and Safety was released to the public on March 1st 2021. 148 recommendations have been put forth to […]

Finding Suitable Residential Aged Care

  There comes a time when an aged person needs to plan for their future or have reached a stage where they need the support of an aged care facility. In either situation the help of a professional Placement Consultant can be of tremendous assistance in making the complex decisions required to enter residential aged […]

AASP Team Learns About The Interface Between NDIS and Aged Care

The Australian Association of Service Providers (AASP) met for their last quarterly meeting of the year on December 1st 2020. New members Gabrielle Porter-Ryan, Peter Tribolet, David Miles, Lucy Duggan and Rachael Wass were welcomed. The addition of these members brings the total membership to 63. Guest Speaker Russell Shewin, General Manager NDIS Division at […]

Placement Services in the Spotlight at the Royal Commission

  Due to the complexities of the aged care system it is often difficult for those entering residential aged care and their families to navigate the system and to find the most suitable accommodation. To assist in this process placement services are often provided by social workers, nurses, or Placement Consultants with extensive knowledge of […]