Category: Ageing and aged care

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INCLUSIVITY IN AGED CARE – ‘Making LGBTI Inclusion Happen! Community of Practice’

By Jacqui Tibbits, GRAI Deputy Chair and Director Consultivation The ageing LGBTI community brings with it common but also unique needs when accessing services due to their lived experiences which include prejudices, misunderstandings, harassment, exclusion and legal persecution. These experiences have left a regrettable legacy of LGBTI elders being mostly invisible and poorly understood within… Continue reading INCLUSIVITY IN AGED CARE – ‘Making LGBTI Inclusion Happen! Community of Practice’ »

THE FUTURE IS NOW! Safeguarding End of Life for Older LGBTI Victorians…

The Council on the Ageing (COTA) Victoria and Transgender Victoria (TGV) are seeking to understand the needs of the LGBTI community in relation to planning for future care and medical needs, financial and estate planning as well as funeral and burial wishes.  Is this important for you? What are your biggest concerns about getting older?… Continue reading THE FUTURE IS NOW! Safeguarding End of Life for Older LGBTI Victorians… »

Introducing: Carer Gateway – the starting point for carer advice

Each day in Australia, millions of people provide care and assistance to another person needing help to go about their everyday lives. Whether it be for a partner, family member, friend or neighbour – every caring situation is different and can include looking after someone who has a disability, mental illness, chronic illness, dementia or… Continue reading Introducing: Carer Gateway – the starting point for carer advice »

Silver Rainbow: Key achievements of the training project January 2014 – June 2016

Number of people trained (f2f), people trained (online), organisations engaged Over 4500 people trained face to face Held more than 320 training sessions delivered by 10 partner organisations Australia wide. 1835 completions of the online training module Over 700 aged care facilities and/or service outlets across Australia have had staff attend the face to face… Continue reading Silver Rainbow: Key achievements of the training project January 2014 – June 2016 »

Australian Association of Gerontology 2016 Conference – Capitalising on the Ageing Dividend: Re-Imagining our Future –

National Convention Centre, Canberra 2 – 4 November Join us at the Nation’s capital on the 2nd to 4th November for the 2016 AAG Conference. “Capitalising on the Ageing Dividend: Re-imagining Our Future”. This conference will bring together inspirational keynotes and over 200 speakers from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines who will share their experiences, research and knowledge.  … Continue reading Australian Association of Gerontology 2016 Conference – Capitalising on the Ageing Dividend: Re-Imagining our Future – »

Silver Rainbow: Strategy Project Achievements January 2014 – January 2016

Following are a list of some of the achievements of the Strategy Project over the last 2 years and some examples of current work. 1. Genders, Bodies and Relationships Passport The Passport is a tool to support clear communication between people and organisations on topics related to their genders, bodies, and relationships. This information is… Continue reading Silver Rainbow: Strategy Project Achievements January 2014 – January 2016 »

Report Back from the Department of Health LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Strategy Working Group

This working group was established by the Department of Social Services, and has now transferred to the Department of Health. The role of the Working Group is to advise and guide the Department of Health on the implementation of specific goals and actions and the setting of future priority actions within the National LGBTI Ageing… Continue reading Report Back from the Department of Health LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Strategy Working Group »

Modifying the home: the foundation of ageing in place

Michael Bleasdale, CEO Home Modifications Australia Home Modification as an early intervention Australia is one of a number of countries around the world which provides government-funded subsidies to older people, and people with disability, to modify their housing.  These programmes address home modifications reactively – they are often precipitated by a fall or injury in… Continue reading Modifying the home: the foundation of ageing in place »

Older Persons Advocacy Network

Author: Russell Westacott For the last 30 years advocacy services have played an integral role in ensuring recipients of aged-care services receive optimal and quality care. Aged-care advocacy organisations are located in each state and territory across Australia. These services are independent of aged-care providers. Funded by the Commonwealth these community-based organisations have been a… Continue reading Older Persons Advocacy Network »