World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Online Forum
Aged Rights Advocacy Service (ARAS) is proud to present its 2nd online forum in its 16th year of observing World ElderAbuse Awareness Day (WEAAD).
The online forum will be held on Thursday, 17th June 2021, from 10.30am – 1.30pm and will be opened by the Honourable Stephen Wade MLC, Minister for Health and Wellbeing.
Our theme for WEAAD this year is ‘Elder Abuse Prevention– Let’s Talk’.
Banks unite to help customers experiencing financial abuse
Australian banks are launching updated guidelines on financial abuse as part of their continued focus on responding to family violence and elder abuse.
The updated industry-wide approach is designed to ensure bank staff are equipped to recognise signs of financial abuse.
ATSA Independent Living Expo - Perth
In 2021, the ATSA Independent Living Expo is set to have more than 100 exhibitors displaying a wide range of products and services in assistive technology, mobility solutions, pressure care, employment support, accessible recreation/holiday ideas, modified motor vehicles and a lot more.
ATSA Independent Living Expo is open to visitors of all ages, including those with a disability, seniors and their families, friends and carers.
A key feature of the Expo is the FREE Seminar Program – run in rooms conveniently located next to the exhibition floor. Admission is free to therapists, the general public, end users & ATSA members.
Manual Handling Workshop For Carers
Are you a carer who would like to learn techniques on how to safely assist someone to move?
If yes, Carers WA would like to invite you to attend our Manual Handling Workshop where you will learn how to safely assist someone to move in their day to day life. Carers will also learn how to help the person they care for without physical exertion and other considerations for health and wellbeing.
The workshop will explore:
- Sit to stand
- Car transfers
- Slide sheets
- Walkers and wheelchairs
Compassion Fatigue And Healthy Boundaries Workshop
Carers WA presents an interactive workshop for carers exploring some of the common challenges experienced when caring for a family member, friend or loved one. Compassion fatigue is a natural part of the caring role and can often result in feeling burnt out. One of the best preventatives for burn-out is having clear boundaries and being able to communicate them effectively.
Together, we will practice self-supporting behaviours and learn skills to create longevity and resilience within the caring role. This engaging workshop will include reflective tools and strategies for you to take home.
The workshop will be facilitated by Erin Griffin, who combines her lived experience as a carer with her background and passion for community mental health, yoga, and meditation.
Carer Representation Orientation And Information Session
Use your experience as a carer to stand up for and represent the voice of all carers in your community. Benefits of the program include the opportunity to meet and discuss issues with other carers, learn new skills, develop confidence, make a real difference to the way carers are treated in the WA health and mental health systems – and so much more!
Attend our upcoming Carer Representation Orientation, a half-day information day that shows how your lived-experience can influence change within health and mental health services.
Carer Gateway Webinar For Service Providers
Carers WA’s Community Engagement team will be running monthly webinars for service providers.
The webinars are designed to provide an introduction to Carer Gateway and will cover an overview of the new model and planning process, services available and access pathways.
National Carers Week 2021
National Carers Week is about recognising and celebrating the outstanding contribution unpaid carers make to our nation.
There are over 2.7 million unpaid carers in Australia providing care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, mental illness, alcohol or drug dependency, long term health condition or who is frail due to age.
Anyone at any time can become a carer. National Carers Week is an opportunity to educate and raise awareness among all Australians about the diversity of carers and their caring roles.
This year, National Carers Week will be held from Sunday 10 to Saturday 16 October 2021.
‘Know your rights’: A free webinar series on the complaints pathways available to carers
This free webinar series outlines the rights carers have when accessing a range of services with or on behalf of the person they care for. Rights that can be upheld through formal complaints pathways are the focus.
The webinars will take place monthly from February 2021 using Zoom, with both video and audio-only connection options available. Registration is now open for the following sessions:
1. What rights do carers have? Wed 17 February 2021, 12-1pm
2. What can carers do about issues with aged care services? Wed 17 March 2021, 12-1pm
3. What can carers do about issues with disability services? Wed 14 April 2021, 12-1pm
4. What can carers do about issues with health care services? Wed 19 May 2021 12-1pm
5. What can carers do about issues with mental health services? Wed 16 June 2021, 12-1pm
6. What can carers do about issues with Centrelink?
Wed 14 July 2021, 12-1pm
7. What can carers do about issues with paid work?
Wed 18 August 2021, 12-1pm
8. What can carers do about financial issues?
Wed 15 September 2021, 12-1pm
Webinar: COVID-19 vaccine rollout across aged care
The Department of Health is holding a webinar on Friday 26 March, 2.00pm-3.00pm AEDT, to discuss the national COVID-19 vaccination program’s rollout across aged care.
The live webinar will follow a Q&A style format and participants will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout the event.
The webinar will cover:
- an update on the national COVID-19 vaccination rollout in residential aged care
- COVID-19 vaccination of the aged care workforce
- guidance for in home care or Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) providers on advising clients on access to COVID-19 vaccinations.
- Professor Michael Kidd AM, Deputy Chief Medical Officer
- Adjunct Professor (Practice), Alison McMillan, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer
- Ms Lisa Peterson, Assistant Secretary, COVID-19 Vaccine Aged Care Taskforce.