News feed

New Aged Care Standards

On 1 July 2019, the Quality Standards came into effect. They apply to all Australian Government subsidised aged care services. The Quality Standards clearly define what good aged care care should look like.

The Quality Standards make it easier to check that people receive good care. Good care is not about ‘ticking boxes’. It’s about them caring for you and your individual needs.

Watch the video below to see what the new Quality Standards mean for you in practice. Translated … Read the rest

 ...

Read More...

New look for My Aged Care website

In response to user feedback, the My Aged Care website has changed in an attempt to be more user friendly.   Take a look on www.myagedcare.gov.au   The site contains information to assist in understanding and accessing the government subsidised aged care system.

In addition to information about types of care, assessment, finding a provider and managing services, there are also fee estimators, comparison tools for comparing service providers and costs, questions to ask service providers and more.

Read the rest

 ...

Read More...

Aged Care Navigator

 

Navigating the Aged Care System can be confusing, but a little bit of knowledge can greatly assist people to get the support they need when they need it.

The Bundaberg Aged Care Navigator trial community hub is looking for local people to be trained as aged care navigators.

If you are part of a social group, faith group, sporting club or any other interest group and keen to assist members of your group to become more knowledgeable about aged care, … Read the rest

 ...

Read More...

Far North & North Queensland Monsoon Trough

Grants of up to $150,000 each are now available to help FNQ & NQ communities recover from the 2019 Monsoon Trough, thanks to a $4.5 million Round One recovery package being jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments.

Queensland-based community groups, local councils, non-government organisations, peak & industry groups, research bodies and for-profit organisations within the private sector delivering to the monsoon-impacted local government areas of Burdekin, Burke, Charters Towers, Cloncurry, Cook, Douglas, Flinders, McKinlay, Richmond, Townsville, Winton and Read the rest

 ...

Read More...

Your Voice Matters

 

Be a part of a community conversation to improve the lives of older Queenslanders

 

 

Our population is ageing with more people living longer and healthier lives, so we need to build communities that support people to age well. Simply, when we create communities with older people at the centre, we create liveable communities for everyone.

No one knows their community better than the folk who live it in and too often we have heard that people feel invisible … Read the rest

 ...

Read More...

Advancing Queensland: an age-friendly community grants program 2019–20

 

Applications are now open for innovative age-friendly community projects that will enable people of all ages to actively participate in community life.

Queensland Government’s vision is to build an age-friendly state in which all Queenslanders, regardless of their age, can stay active and connected, and contribute economically, socially and culturally.

Over three years from 2017–18, $1 million per year is available through open funding rounds to seed fund community projects involving partnerships with local government and other organisations to co-develop, … Read the rest

 ...

Read More...

Age-friendly workshops – Playing your part

We are working with the Department of Communities,Disability Services and Seniors and The Ageing Revolution to facilitate a series of age-friendly workshops throughout  Queensland aimed at local government, community organisations and businesses.

At these workshops participants will:

  • develop a shared understanding of age-friendly cities and communities
  • learn about age-friendly Queensland and related grants rounds
  • hear practical success stories from our previous grants rounds
  • learn about the Departments five step plan to make more age-friendly communities.

Who should attend:

Local councillors, … Read the rest

 ...

Read More...

Make your smart phone a wise phone

If you regularly have trouble with managing your medicines and health info, then the MedicineWise app can help.

With this app you can easily keep track of medicines and access important health info any time and anywhere, especially in emergencies.

Perfect for those with multiple medicines, busy lifestyles, or carer responsibilities, the MedicineWise app allows you to do the following, plus much more:

  • Create a list of medicines by scanning your medicine barcodes or searching our comprehensive Australian medicines database
Read the rest  ...

Read More...

Caring for People with Dementia – a caregivers support group

Are you a carer of a person with dementia, or know someone who is? The Caring for Carers of People with Dementia project runs support groups by group videoconference for carers who are geographically or socially isolated.

Watch the video to find out more.

Read the rest

 ...

Read More...

National Advance Care Planning Week: 1-5 April 2019

National Advance Care Planning Week, initiated by Advance Care Planning Australia is coming soon. Advance Care Planning week is a good time to think about your values and beliefs, talk with your family about your future health care wishes, and make these choices known.

If you were unable to communicate your health care choices to doctors, because of illness or accident, who would speak on your behalf? Would they know and therefore make the same decisions you would make for … Read the rest

 ...

Read More...