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.
Also in this story: Bethanie opens co-located aged and retirement living facility; Resthaven and Eureka Villages partner in SA; and Uniting redevelopment in Normahurst gets underway.
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.
In this story: top nods for Australian aged care design firm Marchese Partners; Uniting shines in customer service awards; recognition for Palliative Care Australia initiative.
Claerwen Little to take on national director role at UnitingCare; Leading Age Services Australia appoints state managers in Victoria and Queensland.
ACFI should support prevention strategies such as outcome-based training programs that focus on strength and balance and recognise exercise physiologists under the allied health worker definition, Nathan Hall tells Natasha Egan.
A program that studies the health and wellbeing benefits for residents that come from looking after hens in residential aged care is among the winners of this year’s Better Practice awards.
In this story: Development of Catholic Healthcare integrated facility underway; Scalabrini appoints contractor for next phase of Drummoyne facility; IRT gets approval for new senior housing development; and $150 million makeover for Uniting Mayflower Westmead.
Supporting the consumer’s right to make decisions and take risks while balancing duty of care has been an ongoing issue for providers. Managing both effectively requires honest and open communication, policy processes and thorough documentation, a recent conference has heard.
When an aged care resident dies, a dignified and open process is important for loved ones, fellow residents and staff.
UnitingCare Ageing has launched a new survey so that it can better understand the interactions that older LGBTI adults have with the aged care system and design more inclusive services.
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