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.
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.
Increased transitional support for the sector, new programs on key clinical areas, and measures to improve workforce feature in the Budget wish lists of consumer and professional groups.
Progress but still a way to go, is the finding of an annual review of access for CALD people to government agencies and funded services. And the new MyAgedCare gateway service is a disappointing case in point, says FECCA’s Pino Migliorino.
FECCA Chair, Pino Migliorino told a Sydney forum on Wednesday that the aged care system should stop treating CALD seniors as a ‘special needs’ group and instead start identifying them as core business.
NCAN, a web-based communication network has been launched to unite CALD ageing groups online to push for greater recognition of the needs of older people.