Multilingual health and aged care information

Multilingual health and aged care information for providers

 Below is a list of multilingual resources which you can access to assist you in your work with consumers who speak languages other than English. The resources can be downloaded by following the links provided.

You can find information under the following topics:

 

Aged Care Services

Myagedcare

  • Australian Government Department of Health
  • Languages available: Arabic, Croatian, Dutch, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Macedonian, Maltese, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese (Mandarin), Serbian, Traditional Chinese (Cantonese), Vietnamese.

Aged Care Complaints Commissioner

  • Australian Government Department of Health
  • Languages available: Arabic, Armenian, Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Latvian, Macedonian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Tagalog, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.

Australian Charter of HealthCare Rights in Victoria

  • Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria
  • Languages available: Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, Croatian, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Khmer, Macedonian, Maltese, Polish, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Sinhalese, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Turkish, Vietnamese.

Home Care

  • Home Care Today
  • Languages available: Arabic, Vietnamese, Greek, Italian, Cantonese, Mandarin

Carers Services

  • Carers Australia Victoria
  • Languages available: Albanian, Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese, Croatian, Dari, German, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Maltese, Polish, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Turkish, Vietnamese.

Letter and Poster Collection (for aged care consumers)

  • Australian Aged Care Quality Agency
  • Languages available: Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Korean, Macedonian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Tagalog (Filipino), Turkish, Vietnamese.

Information on Discrimination

  • Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission
  • Languages available: Amharic, Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chin, Chinese, Dari, Dinka, Farsi, Hindi, Indonesian, Karen, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish, Macedonian, Nuer, Persian, Russian, Somali, Sudanese Arabic, Swahili, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Tigrigna, Turkish, Vietnamese.

Health and Wellbeing

Advance Care Planning

  • Advance Care Planning Australia
  • Arabic, Cantonese, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Macedonian, Mandarin, Polish, Serbian, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese.

Arthritis

  • Arthritis Australia
  • Languages available: Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Greek, Italian, Korean, Macedonian, Persian, Spanish, Vietnamese.

Hearing Loss

  • Australian Hearing
  • Languages available: Arabic, Greek, Italian, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese.

Bladder and Bowel Health

  • Australian Government Department of Health
  • Languages available: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Dinka, Dutch, English, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Karen, Korean, Macedonian, Maltese, Persian, Polish, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese.

Breast Cancer Resources

  • Breast Cancer Network Australia
  • Languages available: Arabic, English, Greek, Italian, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese.

Bowel Cancer Screening Program

  • Australian Government Department of Health
  • Languages available: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Dutch, Filipino, German, Greek, Italian, Khmer, Korean, Macedonian, Maltese, Maltese, Nepalese, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese.

Cancer Council Victoria

  • Languages available: Amharic, Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, Filipino or Tagalog, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Karen, Khmer, Macedonian, Malay, Malta, Maltese, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Somali, Spanish, Sudanese Arabic, Tamil, Tigrinya, Turkish, Vietnamese.

Continence Foundation of Australia

  • Languages available: Arabic, Burmese, Cantonese, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, Dutch, Filipino, Deutsch German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian,  Indonesia, Italian, Japanese, Karen, Korean, Macedonian, Maltese, Mandarin, Persian, Polish, Serbian, Somali, Spanish,  Tamil, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese.

Dementia

  • Dementia Australia
  • Languages available:  Many resources in multiple languages

Dementia and Memory Loss

  • Dementia Australia
  • Languages available: Arabic, Armenian, Assyrian, Bengali, Cantonese, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hazeragi, Hindi, Hungarian,  Indonesian,  Italian Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Maltese, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Tamil,  Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese.

Dementia Prevention - Your Brain Matters Help sheet

  • Your Brain Matters
  • Languages available: Arabic, Assyrian, Chinese, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Maltese, Polish, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Diabetes – Multicultural Diabetes Portal

  • National Diabetes Services Scheme
  • Languages available: Arabic, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Farsi, French, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Kirundi, Macedonian, Maltese, Polish, Punjabi, Korean, Samoan, Spanish, Tongan, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese.

Diabetes Talking Books

  • Bolton Clarke
  • Languages available: Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Vietnamese.

Elder Abuse Online Tool Kit

  • Seniors Rights Victoria
  • Languages available: Bosnian, Chinese, Filipino, Greek, Hindi, Punjabi, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian, Tamil, Turkish, Vietnamese.

Elder Abuse Prevention

  • Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria
  • Languages available: Croatian, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese separately), Chinese (Cantonese with Mandarin subtitles), English, Greek, Serbian, Tagalog (Filipino), Turkish, Polish, Macedonian, Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil, Russian, Vietnamese.

Gambler's help

  • Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation
  • Arabic, Chinese Traditional, Chinese Simplified, Vietnamese, Spanish, Turkish, Greek, Italian.

Health Ageing- Strength-based training tip sheets

  • Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria
  • Languages available: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Greek, German, Italian, Polish, Vietnamese.

Heart Health

  • Heart Foundation
  • Languages available: Arabic, Cantonese, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, English, German, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Maltese, Mandarin, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese

Medicine Management: Webster-pak Multilingual

  • Webstercare
  • Languages available - Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Dutch, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Macedonian, Maltese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Serbian, Tagalog, Tamil, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Multiple Sclerosis

  • Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Languages available: Arabic, Greek, Italian, Spanish, Vietnamese, English

Organ and Tissue Donation

  • Australian Government Organ and Tissue Authority
  • Languages available: Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Croatian, Dari, Dinka, French, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian (Bahasa), Italian, Japanese, Korean, Macedonian, Persian/Farsi, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese.

Palliative Care

  • Palliative Care Victoria
  • Languages available: Arabic, Hebrew, Yiddish, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Croatian, Dutch, Greek, Italian, Serbian, Russian, Hindi, Macedonian, Maltese, Polish, Turkish, Vietnamese.

Palliative Care Videos (CareSearch)

  • Languages available: Arabic, Cantonese, Italian, Greek, Mandarin.

Parkinson's Disease

  • Parkinson's Victoria
  • Languages available: Arabic, Chinese (traditional), Croatian, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Macedonian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese.

Talking with your Doctor

  • Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria
  • Languages available: Arabic, Greek, Mandarin, Vietnamese.

Quit Australia

  • Australian Government Department of Health
  • Languages available: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Greek, Italian, Korean, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese.

Mental Health

Mental Health Multilingual Resources

  • NSW Transcultural Mental Health Centre
  • Languages available: Albanian, Arabic, Assyrian, Bosnian, Chinese, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, English, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish, Lao, Macedonian, Maltese, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Sinhalese, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Tetum, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese.

National Mental Health Strategy Resources

  • Mental Health in Multicultural Australia (MHiMA)
  • Languages available: Amharic, Arabic, Assyrian, Simplified Chinese, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, English, Farsi, Greek, Italian, Khmer, Korean, Krio, Macedonian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swahili, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese.

Financial Issues

Financial Abuse Fact Sheets

  • Seniors Online Victoria
  • Languages available: Arabic, Assyrian, Bosnian, Croatian, Filipino, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Macedonian, Maltese, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese.

Financial Support

  • Australian Government Department of Human Services
  • Languages available: 67 languages

Safety

Fire danger / safety information

  • Country Fire Authority (CFA)
  • Languages available: Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, Chin, Croatian, Dari, Fijian, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Karen, Khmer, Korean, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Persian, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Somali, Spanish, Tongan, Turkish, Vietnamese. 

Home Fire safety booklet

  • Melbourne Fire Brigade (MFB)
  • Languages available: Arabic, Croatian, Dinka, English, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Macedonian, Maltese, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Urdu

Heatwave Information (Staying Healthy in the Heat)

  • State Government of Victoria, Department of Health
  • Languages available: Amharic, Arabic, Assyrian, Burmese, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified). Croatian, Dari, Dinka, Dutch, Farsi (Persian), Greek, Gujarati, Hazaragi, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Karen, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish, Macedonian, Maltese, Nuer, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Turkish, Vietnamese

Directories and Search Engines

CareSearch - Palliative Care Knowledge Network

  • Palliative Care Resources in multiple community languages.

Cancer Directory Website

  • Cancer Directory Website provides comprehensive online directory of cancer care publications and resources.
  • Over 500 are translated by accredited NAATI organisations into 56 languages. 

Health Direct Australia

  • Search for translated health information.  

Multicultural Health Communication

  • NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service 
  • Search for translated health information.  

Health Translations Directory (Victorian Government) 

  • Victorian Department of Health and Human Services
  • Search for translated health information.  

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Please note: The resources available on the National Resources Search have been developed by the Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing as well as other organisations funded by the Department of Social Services under the Community Partners Program (CPP) and Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) initiative.

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