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.
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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 government is working with sector stakeholders and consumers on a new diversity framework to ensure seniors who have special needs are adequately cared for in the aged care system, Australian Ageing Agenda has confirmed.
Despite having made significant inroads in recognising diversity, increasing the responsiveness of aged care policies and empowering culturally and linguistically diverse communities, the fight is not over, Mary Patetsos tells AAA.
The benefits of ethno-specific aged care on the wellbeing of CALD seniors will be measured in a new study that aims to guide the future development of services.