COTA Queensland is pleased to continue working in partnership with the Office for Seniors towards the building of an Age-friendly Queensland. ...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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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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...
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
COTA Queensland is a member of the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) Accessibility Reference Group. The Group aims to improve and promote the accessibility of the Queensland passenger transport network. The Group met in Brisbane on 24 January, and the main agenda item was public transport planning for the Commonwealth Games on 4-15 April.
TMR and GC2018 representatives emphasised that, during the Games, there will be an ‘assisted access’ program, people will have multiple options to get … Read the rest...
COTA Queensland Chief Executive Mark Tucker-Evans spoke to the inaugural intake of the Queensland Health Graduate Program about the importance of putting health consumers (patients and their families and carers) at the heart of an integrated health system.
That is, the health system needs to be co-designed with the users of the health care system not by clinicians and bureaucrats.
Mark is joining with the leaders of Healthy@Home Consortium for a Strategic Planning retreat to identify the broad direction of … Read the rest...