In the Australian aged care sector, training and development of staff members plays a crucial role in ensuring high-quality care and support for older people. One effective way to achieve this is by training staff in aged care rights. Elder Rights Advocacy offers onsite and virtual staff training, which explores the Charter of Aged Care Rights (the Charter) and supports staff in upholding these rights.
In aged care, as in many community services, those who work quietly behind the scenes bring positive change to the lives of older individuals. Today, we are honoured to share a heartwarming message from a family whose loved one's daily experience was improved through the support and expertise of one of our professional advocates.
In the heart of Swan Hill, a charming town in Victoria's Mallee region, one remarkable woman is reshaping how we think about ageing and kindness. Mary is a living example of the incredible difference one can make when dedicated to helping others.
Embolden2023 is a National Symposium combating ageism and building respect for older people. The Embolden events were established in 2018 to embolden (build capacity and conﬁdence) service providers, community leaders and older people in ways that accelerate the pace of change.
Share your knowledge and insights with the Australian Government on two major reforms – the new Aged Care Act and funding principles for a sustainable aged care system. COTA and OPAN are holding nationwide consultations in August and
September 2023 to raise the voices of those who matter most: older people, families and carers. These consultations are open to anyone interested in the future of aged care.