5 Ways To Wellbeing - Salisbury
At Carers SA, we understand that when you care for someone who is frail, has a disability, health condition, or illness, life can feel a little out of control at times.
Research from around the world shows you can improve your wellbeing and happiness by doing five simple things as part of your day: connect, be active, keep learning, be aware and help others.
Enhanced support for responding to elder abuse
It can be difficult for GPs to raise concerns about elder abuse, but new training aims to help those at the coalface identify the signs and act.
The most recent report from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety contained ‘damning’ stories of abuse and neglect of older people in Australia, and led to calls for fundamental reform of the aged care sector and several recommendations.
Rapid COVID-19 testing trial in aged care
An aged care facility in Melbourne is trialling a faster method of COVID-19 testing to see if it provides better protection for their residents by quickly identifying an active coronavirus infection on people visiting the facility.
COVID-19 outbreaks in Australian residential aged care facilities
COVID-19 outbreaks in Australian residential aged care facilities.
National snapshot: As of 8:00am on 16 July 2021 there are 13 active cases of COVID-19 related to aged care.
Vulnerable seniors peak body to continue
Vulnerable seniors peak body to continue
- McGowan Government renews funding for Council on the Ageing WA to continue operating the Vulnerable Seniors Peak Body
- Focus on raising awareness of elder abuse, particularly amongst Aboriginal people, people with disability, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
- $210,000 funding the latest in a package of initiatives strengthening the State Government's response to elder abuse
New campaign to shine a light on advance life planning
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
The Honourable Shannon Fentiman
A new community awareness campaign to understand advance life planning will help protect Queenslanders and their loved ones from the risk of elder abuse in later stages of life, Attorney-General Shannon Fentiman said.
“Planning for later stages of life or even after our passing can be confrontational for Queenslanders to talk about,” said Minister Fentiman.
“But we know that advance life planning plays an important role in protecting the financial futures of all Queenslanders.
“Fundamental to informed decision-making is Queenslanders starting conversations with their families, and professionals to explore options that reflect their needs, wishes and circumstances,” Minister Fentiman said.
Recognising the signs of elder abuse
Research shows when it comes to elder abuse, older women are most at risk. Worse, it’s often a family member who inflicts the abuse.
Latest statistics from the NSW Ageing and Disability Commission indicate 77 per cent of the almost 3000 reports it received in 2020 about people who were subject to, or at risk of, abuse, neglect and exploitation related to older people, most of whom were women.
NT Seniors Month 2021 Calendar
The Seniors Month August 2021 print calendar is being distributed from 16 July to the following destinations. The destinations marked in green receive copies on 16 July, the others in the days following. To prevent unnecessary travel, we highly recommend that you phone ahead to your preferred pick up point wherever possible and check that copies of the calendar have arrived/are still in stock. https://www.cotant.org.au/seniors-month/seniors-month-2021/
This new refuge in Melbourne is providing much-needed support to older homeless women
Providing women aged over 50 a safe haven and access to services helping them rebuild their lives, The Gardenhouse is believed to be the first facility of its kind in Australia.
Support for mandatory vaccination of residential aged care workers
The Morrison Government is helping aged care workers get vaccinated as part of an $11 million grant program.
Applications are now open for aged care providers to apply for the funding following recommendations mandatory vaccinations be introduced.
The program was established in recognition of the individual circumstances of aged care workers now subject to the new requirement.