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.
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Early experiences of CDC in Australia highlight the potential of the new system to exacerbate inequalities and the limits of the government’s consumer choice rhetoric in aged care, writes Dr Beatriz Cardona.
We’re excited the government is developing a diversity framework to cover the needs of LGBTI, Aboriginal and CALD seniors in aged care and hope it will reflect input from the groups it aims to support, writes Peter Worland.
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.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) health organisation ACON is hosting a series of community events across NSW for LGBTI seniors as part of the NSW Seniors Festival.
Educating staff in the history and specific needs of older LGBTI people and engaging directly with the LGBTI community is supporting a leading aged care provider to offer more inclusive care.
The national training program to upskill aged care workers to provide inclusive care to LGBTI seniors is providing benefits to staff, but the rollout has been patchy across the states, an interim evaluation shows.
The aged care workforce will be the subject of a federal parliamentary review with Greens Senator Rachel Siewert securing support for a Senate inquiry into the future of the sector’s workforce.
Australian-first research into older trans people’s experiences of ageing and aged care has revealed trans people are often living in fear of aged care services, and has led to the development of a evidence-based guide to inclusive care.
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.
Australian-first research has documented the experiences and needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people living with dementia, and provided new guidelines for aged care services.
Some of Australia’s leading health and ageing researchers have collaborated with beyondblue to draw attention to the significant mental health issues facing older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) Australians.
The large number of migrant workers in the frontline aged care workforce who come from countries with less progressive attitudes may present a challenge to the implementation of the national gay and lesbian aged care strategy, former High Court justice Michael Kirby has said.
A new grants round focusing on the healthy ageing of older LGBTI people will fund projects that begin to rectify issues that have previously hindered their engagement with aged care.