A discussion about ageing in Australia and how to get support when you need it.
Bundaberg’s population is ageing, by 2036 more than 30% will be over the age of 65, and more than 5% will be over 85.
What does this mean for a community like Bundaberg?
In this discussion COTA Queensland will focus on the World Health Organisation approach to ageing through the decade of Health Ageing 2020-2030, the role of aged care supports and how to live … Read the rest
posted on 22nd Oct 2019
Are you confident in providing end of life care for your clients?
How can you provide support for clients who require end of life care? What evidence-based tools can help you assess your client’s end of life symptoms? How can your service put in systems to support palliative care and advance care planning?
End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) is a free, government-funded resource designed to connect you with evidence-based tools and resources in palliative care and advance … Read the rest
posted on 16th Oct 2019
On the couch with COTA
On September 12 2019, an audience of over 200 services providers and health professional gathered at Eatons Hill Hotel to attend the Brisbane North PNH’s Annual Aged Care Forum exploring the theme ‘The New Age of Ageing’.
Bronwyn Bidstrup, COTA Aged Care Coordinator and Volunteer Community Ambassador Zelda Lawrie held an informal armchair interview as part the program following on from the keynote speech delivered by Kirsty Nowlan from the Benevolent Society, who highlighted the … Read the rest
posted on 4th Oct 2019
There are reports of a scam involving home care, in which home care recipients are contacted by people trying to lure them into upfront payment for “vouchers”, with the con artists promising this will get them a better home care package deal.
Read more here.
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posted on 2nd Aug 2019
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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posted on 13th Mar 2019
The Hon Ken Wyatt, AM, MP, Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, has launched action plans developed under the Aged Care Diversity Framework.
The Aged Care Sector Committee Diversity Sub-group developed the action plans to guide the aged care sector to deliver respectful, inclusive and culturally safe care for:
- Older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- Older Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people
- Older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and gender diverse, and Intersex elders
In addition there is a shared … Read the rest
posted on 11th Mar 2019
Everyone in Australia has the right to access quality, inclusive and culturally safe aged care services that cater to their individual needs and respect their background and life experiences.
The Australian Government has published the Aged Care Diversity Framework and a series of action plans to help the aged care sector to better cater for the diverse characteristics and life experiences of older Australians.
The Framework and action plans were developed following extensive community consultations.
The Actions to support Lesbian, … Read the rest
posted on 18th Feb 2019
The Diversity Sub-group of the Aged Care Sector Committee has started work on an action plan under the Aged Care Diversity Framework to help the aged care sector support older people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness (the Homelessness Action Plan).
The Sub-group is supported in this work by a reference group which has been convened by the Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG). HAAG has received funding from the Department of Health.
Invitation to participate
HAAG has developed … Read the rest
posted on 29th Jan 2019
Australia’s leading senior’s advocacy organisation COTA Australia has congratulated the government on the launch of its new Life Checks campaign, website and resources, which may potentially provide life checks and information for more than 9 million mid-life and older Australians.
COTA Australia CEO, Ian Yates, said the Life Checks questionnaire and supporting resources are recognition that we need to plan as a nation for a population that is living longer than ever before.
The new Life Checks website includes an … Read the rest
posted on 22nd Jan 2019