At Risk Managed we have a vision that Australia can lead the way in how care is provided for people who are ageing or living with a disability. Quality care makes economic and social sense. It saves money, creates employment, assists to solve our care crisis and enables everyone to contribute to our economic and social community.
Risk Managed’s mission is to empower in-home care providers to deliver exceptional quality care. Through being smart about the care you provide you can feel confident knowing the major risks in your business are controlled, you have an enthusiastic, motivated workforce who love what they do, and finally, it is about being confident you are delivering exceptional quality care to the person at the centre of care – the client.
- Every person has the right to experience dignified, safe, comfortable and quality care to enhance their life.
- Every support worker and carer has the right to feel confident, safe and make their job easier so they enjoy their role.
- Every care provider can be a strong, sustainable business through upskilling their staff to deliver safe, quality care.
In 2019, SmartCare was runner up at the innovAGEING event in Sydney in partnership with KPMG.
Emma has worked as an occupational therapist serving rural and remote locations for the last 20 years. She has trained over 5000 support workers in smart moving and handling and has worked with hundreds of people with complex care needs – including intellectual and profound physical disability, behaviours that challenge and dementia – to eliminate unnecessary moving and handling. Emma has a degree in occupational therapy, a post-graduate diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, and in 2017 she was voted most Innovative Woman in Care Work Education and received an award for Excellence in Care Injury Prevention.
Aideen has worked with support workers and people with disabilities for the last 17 years. She has a degree in occupational therapy, a master’s degree in Occupational Health and Safety, a master’s degree in Public Health and has completed a post-graduate diploma in teaching and learning in higher education. She worked as a lecturer in occupational therapy for four years at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and she has published 10 articles in peer-reviewed academic journals. She is the author of the Amazon #1 bestselling book The Manual Handling Revolution, and in 2018 she was a finalist for the Safe Work NSW Leadership Award in Work Health and Safety. Aideen is an international keynote speaker and her plenary session at the National Back Exchange in the UK was voted best presentation of the conference in 2018 and her workshop best workshop of the conference.