Home care providers are being encouraged to register for a free online broadcast on fostering social inclusion through the Federal Government’s Community Visitors Scheme in aged care.
The program produced by the Aged Care Channel and the Department of Social Services will be available to watch on Wednesday, 30 September at 2:15pm AEST and registration is free.
The ACC program features a panel discussion with Karen Martin from ACC; Esis Tawfik, CVS manager at Multiple Sclerosis Society and CVS Victorian Network member; and Valerie Chu, CVS coordinator with Sydney Local Health District and CALD CVS Network Member.
The panel will discuss the features of the Community Visitors Scheme, showcase real-life case studies, and take calls from service providers to understand their experience of the CVS.
Eligibility for the program, obligations under the Aged Care Act 1997, police checks for CVS volunteers will also be discussed.
The CVS provides one-on-one visits by approved volunteers to home care recipients and aged care residents with the aim of reducing the prevalence of social isolation among older Australians.
The 30-minute broadcast can be viewed on your PC, laptop, Mac, iPad, iPhone or smartphone.
For more information or to register, visit Aged Care Channel website.