After advocating for greater information on Australian Consumer Law in aged care and working with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on the project to develop them, we are excited to announce the ACCC Home care – know your consumer rights and Home care services – Know your business rights and obligations under the competition and consumer law brochures are set to be released on 16 July.
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The Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) through its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing Advisory Group (ATSIAAG), has released a landmark report, Assuring equity of access and quality outcomes for older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: What needs to be done.
This report summarises the proceedings and outcomes of the 5th National Workshop of the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing Advisory Group (ATSIAAG), held in Perth on 7 November 2017.
The workshop … Read the rest...
The Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre has launched a new resource for aged care providers to develop policy and processes on supported decision-making.
Supported decision-making aims to assist people stay involved in decision-making about their healthcare and lifestyle.
Download the resources here.
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The Quality Agency is partnering with COTA Queensland to conduct industry-focused workshops on developing and enhancing consumer engagement practices in line with the new aged care quality standards. ...
As part of the recent My Aged Care system changes, the Federal Government will start sending ‘readiness’ letters to people who are waiting on the national queue for a Home Care Package. This letter is targeted at those people who have been assessed by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) as eligible to receive a home care package, but are waiting for a Home Care Package to become available.
Readiness letters will be sent out around three months before a … Read the rest...
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 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...
The Minister for Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP, has launched the Aged Care Diversity Framework.
The Framework will help the aged care sector ensure that older people receive aged care services appropriate to their diverse needs.
Under the Framework, three action plans are being developed to address the specific barriers and challenges faced by:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- culturally and linguistically diverse communities
- people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Intersex (LGBTI).