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August 25, 2016
The National Guidelines for Spiritual Care in Aged Care were launched at SummitCare’s St Marys Facility in Sydney yesterday, by Nick Ryan, CEO of the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency, in front of staff and residents who were consulted in developing the guidelines. The Guidelines provide specific and practical understanding and assistance to all care givers working in residential aged care and...
July 12, 2016
The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing is proud to announce a series of workshops being delivered around Melbourne over the next few months. The ‘Cultural Diversity in Aged Care: Developing an Inclusive Approach’ Workshop is being offered free for staff working in Aged Care approved provider services. Read more
June 28, 2016
Meaningful ageing is at the heart of quality of life for all Australians wherever they live, whatever their background, birthplace, language and life story, and spirituality is integral to care - whoever is providing and receiving it. All older people have spiritual needs regardless of faith, beliefs and religion. Unmet spiritual needs may manifest themselves in a range of ways such as...
June 13, 2016
Breast Cancer Network Australia plans to develop resources translated in Greek and Chinese for women and their families affected by secondary breast cancer. To ensure the information is relevant and culturally appropriate Breast Cancer Network Australia is conducting focus groups with women and their family member /support person. Breast Cancer Network Australia is looking for people affected by...
May 13, 2016
Meaningful Ageing Australia is the new name for Pastoral and Spiritual Care of Older People (PASCOP), the organisation created in 2012 to support and develop the highest quality of pastoral and spiritual care for older people in Australia, from any background and in any care context. Meaningful Ageing Australia is the only national organisation in Australia focused on ensuring access to high...
May 13, 2016
The Hunter Institute of Mental Health recently launched a Conversations Matter resource that provides information for health professionals to guide safe and appropriate discussions about suicide with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. The resource entitled ‘Supporting CALD communities to talk about suicide’ provides practical information for communities and professionals...
May 13, 2016
The Victorian government has released the first cultural diversity plan for the new Department of Health and Human Services: Delivering for diversity: cultural diversity plan 2016–2019 . The plan recognises that providing culturally responsive, competent, respectful and accessible services is a core responsibility of the department and the services it funds and delivers, outlines priorities and...
May 13, 2016
On Monday 23 May during National Palliative Care Week, Palliative Care Victoria and the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria will bring the palliative care sector and the ethnic community sector together again to celebrate what they have achieved so far, enable conversations and strengthen relationships between the two sectors, and identify what needs to be done to continue this shared work....
May 13, 2016
Partners in Culturally and Appropriate Care (PICAC) NSW & ACT team has published Bridging Cultures - A Guide to the Diverse Cultures in Australia . The Guide includes cultural information on over 40 communities. It is intended to enhance the understanding aged care services have of the diversity in the older population and to assist in the provision of culturally appropriate care.
May 12, 2016
National Palliative Care Week, 22-28 May is an annual awareness raising week organised by Palliative Care Australia. The theme for this year is ' Living Well with Chronic Illness '. The theme addresses the need for people with advanced chronic illness to be able to access palliative care. Research shows that the overall use and awareness of palliative care services in culturally and...
May 12, 2016
We are excited to announce the date for our next Ageing in Australia EXPO . It will be held on Saturday 29th April 2017 at the Melbourne Town Hall . The Ageing in Australia Expo is a unique Victorian event connecting older people and their families to aged care providers and support services. It provides an opportunity for people to find out about the ragne of support services available to them...
May 12, 2016
Don't miss your place at the next Cultural Diversity in Aged Care: Developing an Inclusive Approach Workshop . If you are working in aged care and want to enhance your service provision to older people from culturally diverse backgrounds, then this workshop will give you an understanding of what it means to apply a culturally inclusive approach in your work and give you access to tools and...