A provider-led collaborative has launched learning videos and an app to support aged care services and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Gender diverse and Intersex seniors.
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Aged care providers should “stop being coy” about including questions on sexuality in their intake forms, a health promotion organisation says.
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.
Our industry champions respecting each person and meeting individual needs, but ignorance of the needs and feelings of LGBTI people can cut across our best intentions, writes John Clarke.
UnitingCare Ageing has launched a new survey so that it can better understand the interactions that older LGBTI adults have with the aged care system and design more inclusive services.
A national LGBTI Aged Care Strategy will be developed by the government, in consultation with the sector, as part of the Commonwealth’s aged care reform package.
Plans for Australia’s first ever LGBTI residential community lifestyle living village with ageing-in-place have been given the green light. Once built, Australia’s first ever LGBTI residential aged care facility is likely to follow.
DoHA has just released the first ever set of LGBTI-specific care packages.