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nbn in a power outage – Potential Weather Event

 

A significant weather event is predicted to occur over the next few days, especially impacting Central and Western Queensland.

For residents and businesses in Western and Central Queensland with equipment connecting to internet services through the nbn™ broadband access network, your equipment will not work during a power blackout.

Even with network power resiliency and in-premises battery backup, power outages may last longer than the battery life.  We recommend you have a back up plan in place in case … Read the rest

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Enter to WIN one of two double passes – Treasures of a Nation

 

The prestigious China National Opera and Dance Drama Theatre make their Australian return with Treasures of a Nation visiting Auckland, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Melbourne from Tuesday 27 February to Wednesday 7 March to celebrate the Chinese New Year 2018.

Treasures of a Nation merges traditional Chinese music with contemporary classical tunes, taking audiences on a fascinating musical journey of immersion in the rich Chinese culture.

Celebrate Chinese New Year at the QPAC Concert Hall for this unforgettable one-night-only concert … Read the rest

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Partners in Age-friendly

COTA Queensland is pleased to continue working in partnership with the Office for Seniors towards the building of an Age-friendly Queensland.  ...

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COTA QLD Board set ambitious targets

Back row left to right: Mark Tucker-Evans (Chief Executive & Company Secretary), Peter Howells (Chair), Neale Condon (Deputy Chair)
Front row left to right:  Professor Linda Rosenman, Robyn Robinson, Maree McMahon (Chair Finance & Risk Committee).
Absent Margaret Sugden.

At COTA Queensland’s 60th Annual General Meeting held at the end of November last year directors Peter Howells and Robyn Robinson were re-elected unopposed for a further 3-year term. Professor Linda Rosenman was appointed to the Board for another year and … Read the rest

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Improving Quality and Choice of Care 

On Thursday 8 February 2018, Chief Executive Mark Tucker-Evans participated in Queensland Health’s Healthcare Improvement Unit Improving quality of care and choice of care setting for residents of aged care facilities with acute healthcare needs steering committee meeting.

The project will develop collaborative clinical care pathways that are evidence-based to support residential aged care facility (RACF) and emergency department clinicians to identify, with the residents and/or their alternate health decision makers, the most appropriate place for RACF residents to receive … Read the rest

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Caring for Indigenous Australians in residential aged care

The Australian Government Department of Health has engaged the Aged Care Channel to develop an educational program about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People receiving aged care services.

The program uses storytelling and interviews to explain how to:

  • recognise and respond to cultural needs
  • provide culturally appropriate support.

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The Aged Care Workforce Strategy

Seeking your views!

A public consultation on the Aged Care Workforce Strategy is now open on the Consultation Hub.

The Minister for Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP announced an expert taskforce, led by Professor John Pollaers, to develop a wide-ranging workforce strategy for the aged care industry for growing and sustaining the workforce and providing aged care services and support for older people, to meet their care needs in a variety of settings across Australia.… Read the rest

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Draft Aged Care Quality Standards

The Australian Government Department of Health has recently released the Draft Aged Care Quality Standards. The Standards are designed to focus on quality outcomes for consumers rather than provider processes. This will make it easier for consumers, their families, carers and representatives to understand what they can expect from a service.

Organisations will be expected to demonstrate how they work in partnership with consumers (and others the person wishes to involve such as family and friends), for example supporting consumers … Read the rest

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Culturally and Linguistically Diverse action plan

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The Aged Care Sector Committee Diversity Sub-group is developing an action plan to address the specific barriers and challenges faced by older people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse groups when accessing aged care.

The action plan will sit under the Aged Care Diversity Framework, launched by the Hon Ken Wyatt, Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, in December last year.

To inform the action plan, the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Council of Australia … Read the rest

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A new transport option for Logan!

 

TransLink and Yellow Cabs have recently launched a 12 month trial of Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) in selected Logan suburbs.

DRT is a new shared transport option designed to make it easier to get around your local area when buses and trains aren’t available.

Using DRT is simple:

  • You register and book your trip in advance (eight hours before you want to travel)
  • They find other people in your area that want to travel at the same time
  • They
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