Over 4.9 million Australians speak a language other than English at home. People who have migrated to Australia and those older Australians who speak languages other than English, deserve the same access to information as others, and to feel confident in their choices.
Understanding individual and family needs and preferences is essential to providing aged care and palliative care consistent with a person’s values and beliefs. Providing culturally safe care is founded on respect for peoples’ background and lived experiences.
A new resource by End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) has tips that can assist in creating supportive care sensitive to cultural considerations. Find out more about how to best support all older adults in aged care and palliative care. Visit the End of Life Directions for Aged Care website for more information.
The consultation on the revised Aged Care Quality Standards is open until 25 November 2022. The Department of Health and Aged Care is reviewing the Aged Care Quality Standards, as recommended by the Royal Commission, and is seeking feedback on a revised version of the standards. The Aged Care Qualit...