The Australian Labor Party has promised $100 million to expand access to culturally appropriate residential aged care for seniors from multicultural backgrounds if elected to government.
National peak and advocacy organisations representing aged care and culturally diverse consumers are the latest recipients of aged care funding in the Morrison Government’s post-budget cash splash.
The federal government is providing $300,000 to develop a learning framework to support cultural training for aged care nurses.
Aged care providers can hire overseas workers to support older Australians from multicultural backgrounds under a new initiative announced by the Federal Government.
A 15-part film series has been launched to improve awareness and early diagnosis of dementia among older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
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.
Australian Unity will use $100,000 provided by the Victorian government to launch a program targeting ageing members of emerging CALD communities
Advance Care planning Australia has released a range of translated resources for non-Egnlish speaking communities to help start the end-of-life planning discussion.
Australia’s first research on ageing migrants from new and emerging communities, such as those from Sudan and Myanmar, highlights the need for better digital literacy training to access information on aged care services.
Harnessing the potential of community radio is one initiative being piloted to educate multicultural communities about aged care.
A range of initiatives are in development to ensure older Australians, no matter their cultural background, receive the best aged care possible, writes Mary Patetsos.
Work is underway to develop a series of films on dementia to improve awareness and early diagnosis among culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
Service providers with bilingual staff are being encouraged to register their service with a new online directory launched by the Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing.
With numerous reviews, inquiries and changes slated for 2018, AAA presents a helpful guide to navigating the aged care year ahead.