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.
New ageing resource - KeepAble
According to research, the key to ageing well and living a good quality of life for longer is to compress functional decline by living more healthy years rather than just living longer. This can be achieved by:
- moving regularly – through everyday activities and exercise
- staying socially connected
- maintaining a balanced diet, and
- having a sense of purpose.
KeepAble aims to do what the name suggests. We’re dedicated to finding and sharing evidence-based research, resources and real-life stories about ageing well, so older people can live well for longer.
Tales of assault and bullying in disabled care home
A supervisor at a NSW residential care home for disabled people was charged with assault, stalking and intimidation over his treatment of a blind and autistic man, an inquiry has heard.
The same carer was also accused of sexual misconduct towards a teenage girl in another facility and supervisory neglect after allegedly falsifying a client's medication chart.
New ACT elder abuse laws to safeguard vulnerable
People who commit financial elder abuse in the ACT could face jail time of up to three years, as part of new laws coming into effect today covering abuse against vulnerable people.
A vulnerable person is defined as an adult with a disability or a person aged 60 years and above with an intellectual impairment or experiencing social isolation.
'Over 100 clients': Spotlight on elder abuse in Peel region
There's no denying the past year has increased the vulnerabilities of the elderly.
In the Peel region, where nearly 23 percent of the population is over 65, instances of elder abuse are the highest in WA, outside of the Perth metropolitan area.
Massive win on accessible housing – what does it mean?
In what is a major win for seniors, the nation’s building ministers have agreed to include accessible design on the National Construction Code (NCC), creating better options for older Australians.
Multicultural Advocacy in the NT - COTA NT
In the Northern Territory the Partners in Culturally Appropriate Aged Care (PICAC) program is managed by COTA NT (also known as Council on the Ageing – Northern Territory).
Our Program Manager delivers the PICAC program through a wide program of activities based on networking – making connections within the NT community through events and meetings; and representation – giving CaLD seniors a voice at advisory groups and forums, service delivery and training.
New WA elder abuse strategy aims to stop older people falling victim to their own families
The WA Government started rolling out its new elder abuse strategy on Monday. It estimates up to 14 per cent of people older than 65 are or have been victims. Mirrabooka's Older People's Rights Service is one operation tackling the issue
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.
The Goodbye Guide
Have you talked to your family about end of life? It may be uncomfortable, but the practical tools in the Goodbye Guide help you collate important information, so your loved ones know where to locate it in the event of your passing.