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.
Also in this story: Masonic Care Tasmania announces a new CEO and FECCA appoints CEO.
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.
Aged care providers can hire overseas workers to support older Australians from multicultural backgrounds under a new initiative announced by the Federal Government.
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.
Also in this wrap: FECCA appoints acting CEO; and Braemar appoints facility manager.
Publishing staffing ratios with relevant data and context is required so people seeking aged care can make informed decisions, submissions into the recent staffing ratio inquiry shows.
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.
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.
Also in this wrap: New role to provide leadership in clinical nursing in aged care practice and innovation; and FECCA appoints Mary Patetsos as new chair.
The Federal Government is urging aged care providers, peak bodies and consumers to have their say on the development of a new framework for delivering care to older Australians with diverse needs.
Many culturally and linguistically diverse, Aboriginal and rural older Australians still don’t have adequate access to aged care services with stakeholders telling the review into aged care reforms more on-the-ground support is needed.
Work on a new strategic agenda to advance research on ageing and aged care for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) seniors is now underway, following a national roundtable at Parliament House yesterday.
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.