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Inside the system: home and respite care clients’ perspectives

Inside the system: home and respite care clients’ perspectives

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety- Research Paper 14

 In this survey, telephone interviews were conducted between mid-April 2020 and early June 2020 with a randomly drawn representative sample of 1,223 respondents with questionnaires exploring quality of care, general life satisfaction, quality of life, and concerns and complaints.

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Ageing and Disability Commission Annual Report 2019–2020

Ageing and Disability Commission Annual Report 2019–2020

The first Annual Report of the Ageing and Disability Commission is now available.

This report highlights the Commission’s work in 2019 – 2020 and their role in promoting the rights of older people and adults with disability to live free from abuse, neglect and exploitation in their family, home and community.

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Inside the System: Aged Care Residents’Perspectives

Inside the System: Aged Care Residents’Perspectives

Report for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

This report presents the results of a survey designed to enable those living in residential aged care, including those living with cognitive decline, to express how they feel about their lives and the care they receive. To our knowledge, this is the first detailed study of its kind in Australia.

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Northern Sydney Regional Forum- registrations now open

Northern Sydney Regional Forum- registrations now open

Voices from the frontline

Webinar: 12.00pm – 1.30 pm, Wednesday 25 November

This Forum is time to reflect on all that we have achieved in the community aged care  sector during 2020 and look forward to 2021. In this webinar, our panellists will discuss changing service delivery, workforce challenges, lessons learned from COVID and how we can plan effectively for 2021.

The Forum will give our frontline care workers a voice as well as celebrate the efforts of frontline staff and acknowledge the challenges and triumphs that came in 2020.

See the attached flyer or click here for more information and to register.

Grief and trauma support for Australia’s aged care sector

Grief and trauma support for Australia’s aged care sector

The Australian Government is investing in a Grief and Trauma Response Package to ensure support is available for those affected by COVID-19 across the aged care sector. 

 The package will provide direct support to aged care residents and their families through improved advocacy assistance, grief and bereavement counselling and for aged care residents, home care recipients and their families. It will also ensure aged care staff have access to training in trauma-informed care, including advice on self-care, and postCOVID19 support for aged care residents living with dementia and those experiencing adverse physical, social and psychological impacts.

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Recruitment opportunities for aged care providers

Recruitment opportunities for aged care providers

ETC is partnering with aged care providers to find skilled local candidates wanting a career in aged care, including people of all ages, genders and nationalities. This includes access to candidates who are currently studying, or recent graduates from the Certificate III in Individual Support. Subsidies to support employees are available.

See flyer for more information.

Smart and Skilled Aged Care Trainee-ships

Tech help for Ballina seniors

Ballina Shire Meals on Wheels is supporting older people to increase their knowledge about digital technology and develop tech skills, in order to improve their access to communication services and participate in the online world. They are running free ‘Technology help’ sessions for over 65s on Tuesday mornings at Ballina Hockey Club, in Bentinck Street, Ballina.

A volunteer will work one-on-one for 25 minutes to help people understand and better use their devices such as mobile phones, tablets and laptops.

To make a booking or for further information please contact Program Development and Activity Officer Kristen Forster on 0419 679 719.