Category: Ageing and aged care

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Decision Assist – Supporting the L,G,B,T,I communities through inclusive palliative care

“It is important for those working in aged care to consider the impact of the historical discrimination faced by older LGBTI people and its effect on LGBTI people using aged care services.” National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Ageing and Aged Care Strategy (August 2014) Decision Assist – supporting the LGBTI community Funded… Continue reading Decision Assist – Supporting the L,G,B,T,I communities through inclusive palliative care »

30 Years of Women in QuAC

Queensland AIDS Council’s 30th anniversary activities last year included events honouring a number of seniors who were at the forefront of getting the agency up and running in the challenging Bjelke-Petersen era. These included the 30 years of Women in QuAC celebration, organised through the QuAC Lesbian Health Action Group (LHAG), which featured Sr. Angela… Continue reading 30 Years of Women in QuAC »

Leading expert in elder law and aged care to present keynote at Health in Difference 2015

We are excited to announce Brian Herd as a keynote speaker for the upcoming Health in Difference 2015 conference! Brian is a partner in CRH Law and has been a lawyer since 1983. He is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts in the areas of elder law, retirement, disability and aged care. Brian has extensive… Continue reading Leading expert in elder law and aged care to present keynote at Health in Difference 2015 »

Independence for older people – The Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)

The new Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP), to begin from 1 July 2015, is one of the changes being made to help older people stay independent and in their homes and communities for longer. The CHSP combines four Commonwealth funded home support programs into one streamlined and simplified program. The home support programs, which will… Continue reading Independence for older people – The Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) »

Aged Care Quality Advisory: Including consumer expectations in aged care services

In February 2015 Senator Mitch Fifield announced the membership of the Aged Care Quality Advisory council. The Advisory Council will provide advice to the Australian Government and the Aged Care Quality Agency on its functions and operations. As well as its focus on safety and compliance, the Advisory Council will also provide advice on how… Continue reading Aged Care Quality Advisory: Including consumer expectations in aged care services »

New home visitors scheme for LGBTI elders

Authors: Ann Matson (QUAC) and Leanne Renfree (Switchboard Victoria) Last October’s inaugural National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Conference in Melbourne provided the backdrop for the formation of a new LGBTI Community Visitor Scheme network. The network is comprised of four organisations – the Queensland AIDS Council, Switchboard Victoria, Umbrella Multicultural Community Care Service WA… Continue reading New home visitors scheme for LGBTI elders »

Silver Rainbow – Report on Activities January to December 2014

Silver Rainbow is the National LGBTI Health Alliance LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Project, funded by the Department of Social Services, which provides the following services: Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex People This project assists older LGBTI people by strengthening the capacity of LGBTI Organisations and Ageing and Aged Care Organisations and… Continue reading Silver Rainbow – Report on Activities January to December 2014 »

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Lifeview Residential Care launch ‘Project Pride – Transcending Boundaries’

In early 2015 Lifeview Residential Care (Lifeview) began the journey to ensuring its care and services are inclusive for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex people (LGBTI) within its communities.  This journey has been named Project Pride. “LGBTI people in general have worse health outcomes as a result of discrimination and abuse they may have… Continue reading Lifeview Residential Care launch ‘Project Pride – Transcending Boundaries’ »