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.
Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Council of Australia
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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.
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.
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.
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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 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.