News tagged with Disasters

Industry alert: emergency planning for aged care services

The Australian Department of Health has released the following reminder to Aged Care Service Providers:

The high risk season for major Australian weather events and bushfires has already commenced so it is important that all aged care providers are prepared to respond to emergency events.

Maintaining quality care under these circumstances requires effective emergency risk management and planning.

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Emergency planning for aged care services

The Australian Department of Health has released the following reminder to Aged Care Service Providers:

The high risk season for major Australian weather events and bushfires has already commenced so it is important that all aged care providers are prepared to respond to emergency events.

Maintaining quality care under these circumstances requires effective emergency risk management and planning.

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Disaster Preparedness for Older People – a forumSeptember 11 -

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Assistance for Queensland residents impacted by Cyclone Debbie

 

If you are suffering hardship as a result of the recent severe weather, help is available. You may be eligible for financial or other assistance to help you get back on your feet. ...

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Don’t wait until it’s too late – get ready now

 

Source: getready.qld.gov.au/be-prepared/ 

You’ll see them all the time; people who have left it too late to get ready and are relying on the State Emergency Service (SES) for help. By preparing ourselves better before disaster hits, we can help take the strain off the SES and let them focus on those who need help the most.

Ensure any preparedness activities conducted in or around your property boundary adhere to the local council bi-laws. To find your local council click hereRead the rest

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World Leaders on Ageing to meet in Brisbane

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16 May 2016

World leaders and experts on ageing will come together between 21-23 June 2016 at the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) 13th Global Conference on Ageing.

The Conference is being hosted by COTA (Council on the Ageing) Queensland, co-sponsored by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and supported by Australian and Queensland Governments.

The world’s population is ageing.  It is happening because we live longer, and because there will be relatively more older people than … Read the rest

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Call for Sponsorship

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Is your organisation represented at the most significant aged care event to be held in Australia in 2016? 

Hosted by COTA Queensland (the peak state organisation representing the rights, needs and interests of older Australians) the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) 13th Global Conference will be the most significant aged care event to be hosted in Australia in 2016.

Sponsors have frontline opportunities for a global information exchange and direct access to approximately 1,000 delegates comprising academics, government, non-government and … Read the rest

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Disasters and Older People

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Older persons have years of knowledge, skills and wisdom, which are invaluable assets to reduce disaster risk – Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030

“The older person is often invisible in our communities until they show up in the mortality figures after a disaster event.” (Margareta Wahlström, UNISDR, 2014)

But many older people are fully able to take all-necessary measures to prepare for, survive and recover from a disaster event. Older people are also actively involved in assisting in … Read the rest

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IFA 13th Global Conference on Ageing 21-23 June 2016

The Conference will explore five themes:

Disasters and Older People

Disasters including epidemics impact communities across all age cohorts with devastating consequences.  Older people are a vulnerable group and their vulnerabilities are generally associated with advanced age, physical and sensory frailty, pre-existing health conditions, and social and economic constraints.  On the other hand active and healthy older people are an invaluable asset in reducing risk in disasters and make significant social and economic contributions to community and society with their … Read the rest

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Call for Late Abstracts

 

The Program Planning Committee invites authors to submit in the Call for Late Abstracts for the IFA 13th Global Conference on Ageing, Disasters in an Ageing World: Readiness, Resilience and Recovery.

The 13th IFA Conference will be the first to explore the implications for older people in natural and human-induced disasters and health emergencies, while at the same time covering the areas of interest for those across all disciplines in the ageing sectors through five (5) thematic tracks: 

  1. Disasters
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