The Inside Word
Disrupting the aged care model
Apollo Care is garnering national and international attention for its innovative approach to saving and turning around distressed aged care facilities in regional Australia.
In its 18 March edition, The Source Saturday, a key aged care industry publication, featured Apollo Care’s CEO Stephen Becsi OAM on the cover and wrote a 10-page deep dive into Apollo’s philosophy, operations, innovations and performance.
In her article, ‘Bucking The Trend’, Editor Lauren Broomham covered Apollo Care’s disruptive operating and financial models; its deployment of cutting edge technology; its obsession with measuring and connecting culture and performance; and its capital raising for refurbishments, IT infrastructure and operating losses while turning around communities.
Innovation is at the heart of Apollo Care. It was built from the ground up almost three years ago by four industry veterans with a cumulative 85 years’ experience.
“We’re delivering on our deeply held mission to rescue at-risk or failing regional aged care communities while legally and structurally ensuring preservation of purpose, ethos and connection to their local communities,” says Mr Becsi.
“Apollo Care is the only aged care provider that can guarantee this level of commitment and security. It’s embedded in our constitution, plus we have two more layers of board oversight,” he says.
Further afield, in May, Stephen Becsi will attend the ‘14th Ageing Asia Innovation Forum’ in Singapore where Apollo Care is a finalist in four categories of Ageing Asia’s ‘11th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards 2023’: Innovation of the Year – Productivity; Operator of the Year – Residential Aged Care; Innovation of the Year – Caregiver Model; and Global Ageing Trailblazer of the Year.
Stephen Becsi has also accepted an invitation to join the country advisory board of Ageing Asia and to be a keynote speaker at the Forum.
“I’m thrilled we’re being recognised for our innovative approach to saving regional aged care communities along with their brand and purpose. We’re living proof that investors, vendors, carers, residents and their families can successfully co-exist in equitable, profitable and enjoyable alliance.”