News - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community

WORKSHOP: WELLNESS and REABLEMENT: What in means for your Mob

THE MULTICULTURAL NETWORK WORKSHOP

WELLNESS and REABLEMENT: What in means for your Mob

WHEN: 27 March 2019: 10.30am-12.30pm

WHERE: The Multicultural Network, Level 2, 40 Raymond Street, Bankstown

See attached FLYER for more details

HSTAC Buddy Guide for supporting Indigenous Aged Care workers

Human Services Training Advisory Council (HSTAC) has developed a buddy guide to supporting Indigenous aged care workers:

https://www.isacnt.org.au/buddyguide

Update from the Aboriginal Health and Ageing Program at NeuRA

Aboriginal Ageing Newsletter

Articles include;

- Presenting Our Work: 2018 Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) conference in Melbourne

- Our MOB (Mind Our Brain) Study: Team building and Training

- Healing Our Spirit Worldwide, the Eighth Gathering, Sydney

- Koori Growing Old Well Study: What are we finding?

Indigenous Aged Care Design Guide

The Indigenous Aged Care Design Guide is a resource to assist in the design, construction, ongoing assessment and maintenance of aged care facilities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This Guide provides practical information on the design, selection, installation, construction, renovation and maintenance of all aspects related to aged care facilities. It is a resource for everybody involved in providing aged care services to Indigenous people, including community councils, Indigenous workers, architects, project managers, trades people and government officials.

NABU: Aboriginal Family Support Outreach Services 2019

See attached flyer outlining the Free services provided by NABU: Aboriginal Family Support Outreach Services for 2019 (inc. contact details on how to book)

- Solicitor
- Ombudsman
- NDIS

Considerations for Aged Care Needs Assessments with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Aged Care Needs Assessments are an important tool for older people to gain access to the supports they require, however many organisations and workers have found that these needs assessments are not working for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The 2017 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group held a workshop in 2018 at the Australian Association of Gerontology’s (AAG) annual conference. In the past, workshops have identified that appropriate aged care assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is a key issue, and needs to be addressed.

Click here for the workshop summary to see what the Advisory Group identified to address this issue.

VIDEO: Caring for Indigenous Australians in Aged Care Facilities

The Caring for Indigenous Australians, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, in Aged Care Program was developed for staff of Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs). It describes how to provide culturally appropriate support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in RACFs. The program aims to assist staff so they can recognise how to respond to the cultural needs of older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people receiving care.

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