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Webinar: Aged care sector reforms – current status and what’s next?

Approved providers are encouraged to attend the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission’s webinar, ‘Aged care sector reforms – current status and what’s next?’ at 3pm-4pm AEDT on Thursday 15 December.

As of 1 December 2022, the Code of Conduct for Aged Care, SIRS in home care and strengthening provider governance apply.

This webinar will recap these reforms and the education and resources available for providers, workers and consumers.

Participants will also hear about the Commission’s assessment and monitoring process and what to expect from site visits.

The webinar will include a moderated Q&A session and the recording will be available on the Commission’s website.

Register to attend the webinar.

Grant Opportunity now open: Improving respite care for people with dementia and their carers

Grant Opportunity now open: Improving respite care for people with dementia and their carers

The Improving respite care for people with dementia and their carers grant opportunity is now open on GrantConnect. Applications close on Monday 16 January 2023.

The grant program aims to increase support to informal carers and families caring for a person living with dementia, through access to dementia–specific respite services and a focus on carer wellbeing.

Grant activities will focus on innovative and new approaches to improve the quality and experience of respite care for people living with dementia.

EngAged newsletter for older people in Australia

EngAged newsletter for older people in Australia

The Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care has recently launched EngAged, a monthly email newsletter for older people in Australia.

The newsletter will include regular updates from the Council of Elders, news on the aged care reforms and stories about ageing well.

It will also provide information about programs or services that may be of interest to people who use aged care.

Subscribe to EngAged or read our first edition.

We encourage you to share this information with your clients or older people in your community who may find it helpful.

EngAged newsletter for older people in Australia

The New Code of Conduct for Aged Care explained

The new Code of Conduct for Aged Care (the Code) sets out standards of behaviour for approved providers, their aged-care workers and governing persons, helping to build confidence in the safety and quality of care for older Australians.

Find support resources, including guidance materials for providers and workers, on the Code webpage on the Commission’s website and the Code webpage on the department’s website.

Sustaining Old Age Volunteerism Among CALD Population

Sustaining Old Age Volunteerism Among CALD Population

The Social Policy Research Centre at UNSW is doing a case study on how social service providers cannurture volunteering in CALD communities to reach out to older people at a higher risk of social isolation.

They focus on an under-researched model of community volunteering, which has been practised by Chinese Australian Services Society Ltd. (Huaren Fuwu She 華人服務社, here in after as “CASS”) for more than a decade. This co-designed research is funded by Multicultural NSW providing SPRC and CASS jointly contribute to the project. The central question for this research is: how has CASS managed its volunteer activities to allow continuous contributions from CALD older people? For the full article follow the link

https://www.unsw.edu.au/research/sprc/our-projects/sustaining-old-age-volunteerism-among-CALD-population

National 2023 Volunteering Conference in February

National 2023 Volunteering Conference in February

The 2023 National Volunteering Conference will be held on Ngunnawal Country, Canberra at the Australian National University from 13-14 February 2023.

Join us as we come together to launch Australia’s first National Strategy for Volunteering in ten years. Early bird registration until 16/12/22 here: https://www.volunteeringaustralia.org/2023-national-volunteering-conference/register-now/

Older People’s Mental Health Scholarships now open

Older People’s Mental Health Scholarships now open

Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) is offering Older People’s Mental Health scholarships in courses or units within its Applied Mental Health Studies framework for Semester 1, 2023.

The scholarships cover 75% of the cost of study and are supported by the NSW Ministry of Health’s Mental Health Branch.

The scholarships are open to:

  • NSW Health professionals providing mental health services to older people and their families/carers
  • aged care staff working within mental health residential aged care partnership services supported by NSW Health funding
  • clinicians providing mental health care to older people through primary health networks.

Applications close on Friday, 16 December 2022.

For further information and to apply, visit the HETI website. 

https://hnc.org.au/news-story/older-peoples-mental-health-scholarships-now-open-xhp/