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Update on the Royal Commission

Over the past few weeks, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has held hearings in Broome, Darwin and Cairns focused on aged care for people in remote, rural and regional locations. The challenges highlighted at these hearings included high costs, difficulties attracting and retaining staff and the lack of supporting services to maintain buildings and facilities, and the lack of access to services provided by nurses, doctors and dentists to help people stay at home.

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Queensland Inquiry into Aged Care, end of life and palliative care and voluntary assisted dying

Public Hearings

The Committee responsible for the Queensland Inquiry into Aged Care, end of life and palliative care and voluntary assisted dying continues to hold public hearings around the state over the next few months.

The final locations are:

Location Date
Brisbane 23 August, 11 & 12 September
Ipswich 9 September
Gold Coast 10 September

If you are interested in being in the audience or speaking at a witness at one of these forums, you can register and find out … Read the rest

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Calling all artists

The Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service Mental Health Week event is being hosted at Baillie Henderson in Toowoomba on Thursday 10 October.

The HHS has called for community contributions of artwork (art / craft / photography / woodwork) for the exhibition.

For more information contact DDHHS-Consumer-Engagement@health.qld.gov.au or visit www.qldmentalhealthweek.org.au

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Planning for Wellbeing – opportunity for consumers and carers

COTA Queensland is offering consumers and carers with a lived experience of mental illness the opportunity to participate in an action group to improve health outcomes for older people in Brisbane North.

Brisbane North PHN has engaged COTA Queensland to work with people across the Brisbane North region, with an interest and expertise in mental health. A range of stakeholders will be brought together in an action group to progress Planning for Wellbeing — the regional plan for Brisbane North … Read the rest

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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