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Welcome to ACST

Aged and Community Services Tasmania (ACST) is the leading peak organisation for aged care services, community care services and retirement villages in Tasmania.

ACST provides members with leadership, advocacy and an expanding knowledge base from which to draw information to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing industry.

Our members are the services providers who offer aged care in the community and within aged care homes. In Australia aged care services are operated by charitable, religious and community organisations, private businesses and state and local governments have been delivering quality services with skill, dedication and compassion for over 100 years.

2015 ACSA/IAHSA Conference - Perth

Aged & Community Services Australia is delighted to have won the bid to co-host the IAHSA International Conference in 2015.

The IAHSA-ACSA 11th Biannual International Conference - Global Communities Coming Together will take place in Perth from 31 August to 4 September 2015.

This event, significantly, marks IAHSA's 11th Biannual International Conference and ASCA's 40th anniversary.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE CONFERENCE

2014 Tasmanian Aged Care Awards

Winners and Highly Commended recipients for the 2014 Tasmanian Aged Care Awards were:

Aged Care Organisation Award (sponsored by Millingtons)

WINNER - The District Nurses

HIGHLY COMMENDED - Emmerton Park

Aged Care Professional Award (sponsored by AETS)

WINNER - Skye Bowron, Glenview Community Services

HIGHLY COMMENDED - Sharon Lovell, Alzheimer's Australia (Tas)

HIGHLY COMMENDED - Cassie Hinz, St Ann's Homes

Volunteer Contribution Award (sponsored by Prime Times)

WINNER - Garth Murphy, Meercroft Care

HIGHLY COMMENDED - Diana Clark, Huon Eldercare

HIGHLY COMMENDED - Terry Harriss, South Eastern Community Care

Education and Training Award (sponsored by Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre)

WINNER - Sharon Butterworth, The Salvation Army - Barrington Lodge

Can Do Community Award (sponsored by AON Risk Solutions)

WINNER - Huon Eldercare Auxiliaries

Media, Marketing & Engagement Award (sponsored by The Senior Tasmania)

WINNER - OneCare

HIGHLY COMMENDED - Emmerton Park

Thank you again to our Major Sponsor HESTA for their generous ongoing support of the Tasmanian Aged Care Awards.

Click here to view photos from the event.

RedUSe program

RedUSe (Reducing use of sedatives) is an innovative UTAS-led project aiming to reduce the use of sedatives in aged care facilities.

The program will be implemented in partnership with the Department of Health and Ageing, the National Prescribing Service, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Bupa, Southern Cross Care and independent aged care organisations.

RedUSe extensively researched the way psychotropic medicines are prescribed in aged care and used this information to shape an intervention study to reduce the use of sedatives in 25 aged care facilities in Hobart.

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