Navigating aged care services with older people at risk of homelessness
Online discussion covering how aged care workers can support older people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
Homelessness is a growing problem among older people and predicted to continue to affect more people because of the ageing population and declining rates of home ownership among older people.
One in six people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Australia is over the age of 55. With Australia's ageing population rapidly growing and predicted to double by the year 2050, older people living in insecure housing is expected to increase accordingly.
Join us on March 30, 11.30 AM Australian Eastern Daylight Time for a live online discussion covering how aged care workers can support older people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
33rd Aged & Community Services Australia National Online Summit.
On behalf of Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) and the 2021 Organising Committee we are delighted to invite you to attend the 33rd Aged & Community Services Australia National Online Summit.
ACSA is looking forward to hosting another remarkable aged care event in 2021!
2020 has certainly taught us all a great deal about adaptability, resilience, and using technology to keep connected.
We have embraced our Summit theme ‘A New Age for Aged Care’ and are excited to announce that our upcoming ACSA National Online Summit on 17 – 21 May 2021 will be a fully virtual/ online event.
We are exploring the most innovative methods to provide you with the best possible interactive online event. You will experience connection with industry colleagues from the convenience of your home or office.
launch of the first UN Global report on ageism
Join us on 18 March for a virtual interactive discussion that aims to challenge how we think, feel, and act towards age and ageing. This event will launch the first UN Global report on ageism, developed by WHO, OHCHR, UNDESA, and UNFPA. The report presents the latest evidence on a topic that has only gained greater relevance during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will highlight what we know about ageism, why it matters, and how we can tackle it. It will kick off a global conversation that concerns us all and in which we all should have our say. People that join the first conversation will be provided with resources to spark their own conversations.
- Ageism refers to how we think (stereotypes), feel (prejudice) and act (discrimination) towards others or ourselves based on age.
- Ageism against older and younger people is highly prevalent worldwide.
- Ageism exists in our institutions, our relationships and ourselves, and affects us from childhood into older age.
- Ageism has an impact on all aspects of people’s health and costs individuals and society billions of dollars.
- Ageism can be combatted. Join the event to learn how.
COVID-19 response update for Carers
This webinar on 23 March is part of a series on the COVID-19 response and the vaccine rollout. The panel will provide key updates and answer participants’ questions.
12:15 pm to 1:15 pm AEDT
After years of discrimination, many LGBTQ people are 'terrified' of going into aged care
Following our recent webinar, LGTQIA65+: Equality for All, this ABC News article references one of our contributors, Claire Allen from ACON.
- The Royal Commission into Aged Care did not make any specific recommendations for the LGBTQIA+ community.
- Advocates say residential care can be particularly frightening for the community, who have grown up with discrimination.
- Volunteer visitor programs are trying to combat social isolation experienced by elderly members of the community.
National Dementia & Aged Care Reform Conference
In 2021, the 12th annual National Dementia & Aged Care Reform Conference will provide a critical national platform to de-brief on the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality & Safety as well as the Federal Budget 20-21.
On the first two days of the event, the National Dementia & Aged Care Reform Conference will bring together a host of leading experts to discuss best-practice strategies and initiatives for improving quality person-centered care across multiple settings, and will also detail the latest research, therapies and treatments, innovation, and technologies from around the world. The 2020 event presents a unique opportunity to explore what’s possible and embrace change.
On the third and final day of the event, we will provide a substantial conversation for improving care for older people in Australia – particularly in residential aged care. We believe it will be an important opportunity for a debrief after the findings come out, to take stock of how the industry is tracking with new standards implementation, and to spend time discussing areas for improvement, challenges, and next steps for reform.
COVID 19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker
Check to see when you can book a COVID-19 vaccination.
COVID-19 vaccines will be available in phases. Groups of people get the vaccination at different times.
The groups are Phase 1a, Phase 1b, Phase 2a, Phase 2b and Phase 3.
Answer the short survey to find out what group you are in.
Will Australia’s aged care system be fixed?
Unpacking the findings of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
In an online community conversation, COTA Victoria will consider the royal commission recommendations. Can these outcomes inspire the generational change needed for our broken aged care system? And what do older people think about the findings?
- Aged care and e-health consumer advocate, Judy Gregurke
- Monash University Department of Forensic Medicine and geriatrician, Professor Joseph Ibrahim
- Victorian aged care consumers and family members.
Facilitated by SRV Education Co-ordinator Gary Ferguson.
This is an online event and will be hosted via Zoom. A link will be emailed to all registered participants closer to the event date.
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
ACT Ministerial Advisory Council on Ageing
Expressions of interest are now being sought for the Ministerial Advisory Council on Ageing (the Council)
Assisting the ACT Government and the Assistant Minister for Families and Community Services, the Council provides a link between the ACT Government and older Canberrans:
- develop and implement positive ageing policies
- advance the status and interests of older people in our community
- consult with relevant community organisations and individuals to identify concerns and propose action.
This session provides an introduction to dementia, including an overview of different types of dementia, diagnosis, planning ahead and how to support someone living with dementia. The two hour session provides more detail about causes of dementia and obtaining a diagnosis.
Dementia Australia's facilitators have specialist knowledge, skills and experience. Suitable for: Members of the general public who are concerned about their memory and dementia or who are worried that someone they know may have dementia.
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ACST