Category: Ageing and aged care

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National LGBTI Health Alliance Welcomes Royal Commission into Aged Care

MEDIA RELEASE 17 September 2018  National LGBTI Health Alliance Welcomes Royal Commission into Aged Care The National LGBTI Health Alliance welcomes the announcement yesterday by the Federal Government of a Royal Commission into aged care, noting that the current significant reforms already underway to improve safety and quality of aged care must continue without delay…. Continue reading National LGBTI Health Alliance Welcomes Royal Commission into Aged Care »

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Media Release: Launch of the Aged Care Diversity Framework – Embracing diversity everyday.

Today the Hon Minister Wyatt, launched The Aged Care Diversity Framework in Parliament House. The Aged Care Diversity Framework is the result of countless hours of consultation across the nation by the Aged Care Sector Committee Diversity Sub Group, chaired by Sam Edmonds, Silver Rainbow National Project Manager at the National LGBTI Health Alliance. “This… Continue reading Media Release: Launch of the Aged Care Diversity Framework – Embracing diversity everyday. »

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LGBTI Aged Care Strategy Review launched by the Hon Ken Wyatt MP

The Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM, MP today released the findings of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Aged Care Strategy Review at a launch held in the head offices of Uniting. Minister Wyatt commenced with an acknowledgement of the work of Samantha Edmonds, our own Silver Rainbow National Project Manager, for… Continue reading LGBTI Aged Care Strategy Review launched by the Hon Ken Wyatt MP »

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Survey: LGBTI Inclusive Aged Care

About this survey Complete this survey if you are interested in contributing to quality aged care services for LGBTI people in Australia The National LGBTI Health Alliance has been tasked with finding ways to assist LGBTI Elders and Older people to easily identify aged care service providers who deliver LGBTI inclusive services. There are a… Continue reading Survey: LGBTI Inclusive Aged Care »

Silver Rainbow at the World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics

A special update from the Silver Rainbow project at World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics   The 21st IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Global Aging and Health: Bridging Science, Policy and Practice, was held from the 22 July – 27 July in San Francisco. There were over 7000 attendees from all around the world.  … Continue reading Silver Rainbow at the World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics »

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 »