Dr Rodney Jilek is a Registered Nurse with 30 years’ experience in the delivery of clinical care services to Older Australians. He holds undergraduate qualifications in Nursing, and postgraduate qualifications in Health Sciences, Health Services Management, Public Health and Gerontology.
Rodney has held executive roles in government and has also been employed in a number of senior executive positions within the sector as a Director of Nursing, Operations Manager, Chief Operating Officer and CEO with several large and small residential aged care providers in Australia.
He is currently the Managing Director of Aged Care Consulting & Advisory Services Australasia, an Australian based consultancy providing assistance to the sector predominately in policy, service improvement, accreditation and regulatory compliance. He is an approved administrator and advisor for the purposes of commonwealth sanctions and has been primarily focussed on assisting homes with significant accreditation and compliance issues for the past 5 years.
Rodney is also the Managing Director of Community Home Australia, a registered not for profit charity providing accommodation, support and care to people living with younger onset dementia and has recently opened the first non-institutional specialist service for this group offering day program, emergency respite and permanent care in the community.
He has published and presented at national and international conferences since 2005 including Europe and Asia in areas including aged care regulation, operations, and the use of chemical and physical restraints.
As well as his work in dementia care, Rodney has a particular interest in the provision of residential aged care services to culturally and linguistically diverse communities and he was the foundational Chief Executive Officer establishing the first residential aged care home for the Islamic communities of Sydney. He and his team have actively worked with the Turkish, Hungarian, German, Croatian, Indian, Sri Lankan and Cambodian communities to establish or enhance the aged care services they provide.