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June 27, 2017
Guided by an expert advisory group comprised of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people representing various organisations within the health sector across Australia, CareSearch has created online resources that will help build a path of cultural capability and understanding for supporting care with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Care...
June 27, 2017
The Federal Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt, has launched a national awareness campaign promoting the Australian Government’s My Aged Care website and a national 1800 phone line. Translated information is available in 18 languages. Click here to access
June 27, 2017
A newly developed Advance Care Planning Australia (ACPA) website includes bilingual factsheets in 14 languages. All of these resources have been developed with community consultation and approval. The website will also be developing advance care planning learning programs to support culturally sensitive practice. Click here to access
June 27, 2017

Palliative Care Victoria has published information in 17 languages. These include both audio and written materials which can be downloaded from their website.

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June 27, 2017
Cultura, a new smartphone App launched by Alzheimer’s Australia SA, is designed to assist staff to provide culturally appropriate support to enable them to better relate and communicate with individuals from different cultures. The App and website include comprehensive information about each culture including traditions, spirituality, communication and attitudes to dementia, other health issues...
June 27, 2017
Home Care Today has lauched a new video aimed at giving consumers information about Home Care Packages. The video is available in 6 languages and covers the following topics: It's all right to have care Spending money on your care can be a good thing What to do while you wait for your Home Care Package What to look for in choosing a provider You can choose the care and services that will make...
June 27, 2017
In 2012, the Australian Government released the National Ageing and Aged Care Strategy for people from CALD backgrounds to inform the way the Australian Government supports the aged care sector to deliver care that is appropriate and sensitive to the needs of older people from CALD backgrounds. In May 2017, the Government initiated a review of the Strategy calling for submissions and beginning a...
June 27, 2017
The Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria has released their latest position paper on ethnic senior citizens’ clubs. The paper outlines the significant role these clubs provide in supporting older people in the community and the importance of ensuring they are provided with ongoing government and community support. Click here to access
June 27, 2017
Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) can be used to assist consumers with understanding the Home Care Packages Programme, including their home care agreement, care plan, individualised budget and monthly statements, at no cost to them. When accessing TIS National, providers will need to quote their unique client code. If a provider is unsure of their client code, they can contact...
February 13, 2017
The 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 range of support services available to them and their families as they age, and ask questions of aged care services relating to their care and wellbeing. Language services will be available to facilitate...
February 13, 2017
Get in early and book your place in one of our FREE Cultural Diversity in Aged Care: Developing an Inclusive Approach workshops! Dandenong North - 21 March Maidstone - 4 April Geelong - 16 May 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...
February 12, 2017
If you work in a management capacity in a residential and home care aged services and you want to improve outcomes for consumers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds this workshop is for you. NSW - 23 February Victoria - 9 March South Australia - 30 March Brisbane – 11 May Western Australia – 25 May The Focus on Diversity: Delivering Services in a culturally inclusive way...