Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Aged care information

 

There are several resources that provide a wealth of information about aged care for both consumers and health professionals.

  1. National websites
  2. Western Australian websites

National websites

Aged Care Australia

Aged Care Australia is the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing’s online source of information about aged care. Aged Care Australia provides the community with access to government and non-government information and services. It will help the community to make informed decisions about aged care options for themselves and their family members.

Department of Health and Ageing

Provides links to aged care information sources and publications related to aged.

Leading Age Services Australia

Leading Age Services Australia represents all industry participants, and maintains an essential principle of inclusion at its core. It is a collection of equals committed to a brighter future for the age services industry, and the older Australians who rely upon it.

Australian Association of Gerontology

The AAG is Australia's largest multidisciplinary professional association of people who work in, or have an interest in, ageing. The diverse membership includes health professionals, academics, government representatives, providers and staff of aged care services, policy analysts, support workers, researchers from the social and medical sciences, administrators, voluntary agencies, students, and older people themselves. The AAG has a National program of activities, as well as active Divisions at State and Territory level. It is also part of an international network, through its membership of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics.

Agedcare.com.au

Agedcare.com.au is Australia's Aged care reference website.
Founded by Jarrod Kanizay, a former nurse in the Geriatric arena, the website was created for individuals who could not find sufficient on line resources in the aged care sector. Agedcare.com.au aims to be an all inclusive Aged Care Website catering to the needs of an ageing population.

Dementia Care Australia

“Spark of Life”- a whole new world of dementia care, this website provides information and resources relating to the “Spark of Life” program.

Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service

The Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Services (DBMAS) is a nationwide network of services funded by the Australian Government as part of the dementia initiative. DBMAS provides clinical support for people caring for someone with dementia who is demonstrating behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) which are impacting on their care.

Respecting patient choices - advanced care planning

Respecting patient choices provides detailed information about advanced care planning for both community members and health professionals. State specific information about advanced care planning is easily accessible.

The Residential Aged Care Communiqué

The “Residential Aged Care Communiqué” (RACCommuniqué) is an electronic publication containing narrative case reports about lessons learned from the Coroners’ investigations into preventable deaths in Residential Aged Care facilities.

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Western Australian websites

Department of Health- Aged and Community Care

Oversee the services and policy development related to the care, health and wellbeing of older Western Australians.

Aged and Community Services WA

Aged and Community Services WA, or ACSWA, is the leading representative body for the aged and community care sector in Western Australia. It provides leadership, advocacy and training to not-for-profit organisations, local government and community groups to enable them to meet the challenges facing this dynamic industry.

Aged Care Association WA

The WA division of the Aged Care Association Australia.

Independent Living Centre, Multicultural Aged Care Services

Independent Living Centre, Multicultural Aged Care Service is an information service designed to educate, support and partner aged care providers and people from cultural diverse communities to meet the diverse needs of older people.

Advanced Health Care Directives online

The Government of Western Australia- Department of Health provides all interested people with the opportunity to complete an online learning package relating to Advanced Health.

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