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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
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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.

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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

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Ministerial Housing Council

Last month the Hon. Mick de Brenni MP, Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport convened the first meeting for 2019 of the Ministerial Housing Council.

The Council heard first hand experiences from members who have been delivering services and providing support to the Townsville community following the flooding event. The Minister acknowledged the collaborative effort of the sector and the government to support impacted people, including social housing tenants, private renters, property … Read the rest

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Brisbane South Older People’s Health and Wellness Strategy 2019-2024

 

COTA Queensland Chief Executive Mark Tucker-Evans has joined the Brisbane South Older People’s Health and Wellness Strategy Committee to guide the successful implementation of the joint Metro South Hospital and Health Service/ Brisbane South PHN Health and Wellness Strategy.

The Strategy’s vision is ‘older people in the Brisbane south region experience a greater quality of life through safe connected and coordinated person-centred care in an age-friendly community.

Key Priorities for the Strategy are:

  1. Facilitate connected person-centred care
  2. Enable evidence based,
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Queensland’s Human Rights Act means changes are ahead

On 27 February 2019 the Queensland Parliament passed the Human Rights Bill.

The Human Rights Act 2019 will protect 23 rights, including the right to privacy, access to education and health services, cultural rights, and more, and is expected to commence on 1 January 2020.

The Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland will be renamed the Queensland Human Rights Commission, and continue its complaints handling, education, and training functions under the Anti-Discrimination Act . The Commission will also work to resolve human rights … Read the rest

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Caring for older people at the end of life: support for health professionals and aged care staff

End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) is funded by the Australian Government to support health professionals and aged care staff to provide end of life care to senior Australians in residential aged care and the community.

In her blog, Dr Jennifer Tieman adds her perspective as the Director and Chief Investigator of the CareSearch project, to the need for Australia to be ready to care for older people as they come to the end … Read the rest

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Finding the support you need

If you’re finding it harder to do the things you used to, My Aged Care can help you access aged services to support you.

The My Aged Care website features a range of resources for consumers and service providers.

These resources include new case study videos for:

You can view or download all of these resources from the My Aged Care website.

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Royal Commission and Queensland Parliamentary Inquiry

Two opportunities to have your say about aged care, palliative care and end of life care

Let our politicians and decision makers know what is important to you and your family and loved ones, both now and into the future.

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, and the Queensland Parliamentary Inquiry into aged care, end-of-life care and palliative care and voluntary assisted dying are seeking your views on both what is not working well in our Read the rest

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State Inquiry into Aged Care, End-of-Life and Palliative Care and Voluntary Assisted Dying

Submissions open for the inquiry into aged care, end-of-life and palliative care and voluntary assisted dying. The committee is considering how aged care, end-of-life and palliative care are delivered for Queenslanders. The committee is also considering, and seeking views on, whether voluntary assisted dying should be allowed in Queensland.

The committee has published an issues paper for the Inquiry that contains a number of questions for consideration.

The closing date for submissions is 15 April 2019 and the committee must … Read the rest

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