South Australian-based not-for-profit aged care provider Helping Hand has received $500,000 to develop a program to help seniors who grew up in out-of-home care access aged care services.
The aged care minister has joined aged care workers in Perth this week to celebrate the launch of the new resource to improve aged care services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Gender Diverse and Intersex seniors.
The federal government has launched a series of action plans to help service providers and the government address barriers faced by older people from marginalised groups.
Aged care providers, professionals and services are being called upon to complete an online survey about improving services for older people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
The aged care sector will need resources, passion and commitment for the new diversity framework to work well, the CEO of a culturally-specific aged care organisation tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
New research challenges the assumption that culturally-specific care is better able to meet the care needs of aged care residents from non-English-speaking countries.
With numerous reviews, inquiries and changes slated for 2018, AAA presents a helpful guide to navigating the aged care year ahead.
The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia is inviting providers, culturally and linguistically diverse consumers and carers to have their say on building a more inclusive aged care system.
The Federal Government has published the new guide aimed at embedding diversity in aged care service design and delivery, but the action plans targeting specific diverse communities will not be developed until next year.
The Federal Government is seeking feedback to inform work on the new framework for delivering care to older Australians with diverse needs.