A new program aiming to make service provision within the aged care, health, human services and wellbeing sectors more inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people was launched in Sydney yesterday.
A consumer directed residential care model and a series of education programs on diversity are among 42 innovative projects to share in $34 million of funding.
The Department of Health has released a series of online resources to support providers to deliver aged care services that are inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) seniors.
The Federal Government is seeking feedback to inform work on the new framework for delivering care to older Australians with diverse needs.
Aged care providers should “stop being coy” about including questions on sexuality in their intake forms, a health promotion organisation says.
The Federal Government is urging aged care providers, peak bodies and consumers to have their say on the development of a new framework for delivering care to older Australians with diverse needs.
Early experiences of CDC in Australia highlight the potential of the new system to exacerbate inequalities and the limits of the government’s consumer choice rhetoric in aged care, writes Dr Beatriz Cardona.
We’re excited the government is developing a diversity framework to cover the needs of LGBTI, Aboriginal and CALD seniors in aged care and hope it will reflect input from the groups it aims to support, writes Peter Worland.
The government is working with sector stakeholders and consumers on a new diversity framework to ensure seniors who have special needs are adequately cared for in the aged care system, Australian Ageing Agenda has confirmed.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) health organisation ACON is hosting a series of community events across NSW for LGBTI seniors as part of the NSW Seniors Festival.
Educating staff in the history and specific needs of older LGBTI people and engaging directly with the LGBTI community is supporting a leading aged care provider to offer more inclusive care.
The national training program to upskill aged care workers to provide inclusive care to LGBTI seniors is providing benefits to staff, but the rollout has been patchy across the states, an interim evaluation shows.
The aged care workforce will be the subject of a federal parliamentary review with Greens Senator Rachel Siewert securing support for a Senate inquiry into the future of the sector’s workforce.
Australian-first research into older trans people’s experiences of ageing and aged care has revealed trans people are often living in fear of aged care services, and has led to the development of a evidence-based guide to inclusive care.