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Aged care43 English resources in total. To see which languages this resource is available in, click on its title.
Victorian resources - 15Title: Aged and Disability services
Title: Aged and Disability Services
Title: Avoiding financial abuse
Summary: Financial abuse, such as when someone you trust illegally or improperly uses your money, assets or property, is one of the most common forms of abuse of older people.
Title: Checklist and Suggestions to Help Prevent Falls in the Home and Outside
Summary: This booklet provides fall-prevention suggestions for in and around the home and targets older people, their families and carers and health and safety practitioners. This is a multilingual booklet and all its sections are available in English, Italian, Greek, Polish and Vietnamese.
Title: Definition of HACC Personal Care and Home Care
Summary: This fact sheet provides a definition of the terms 'personal care' and 'home care' as they apply to the provision of services to older people and people with disabilities under the Home and Community Care Program.
Title: HACC - Program Brochure
Summary: Information for home carers on the range of services and support available
Title: HACC Program News
Summary: This is a newsletter-style resource providing an overview of services available for older people and people with a disability as part of the Home and Community Care (HACC) Program. It includes contact details for relevant services in the Eastern Melbourne area.
Title: Healthy Ageing
Title: Personal Alert Victoria
Summary: Personal Alert Victoria (PAV) is a personal monitoring service that responds to calls for assistance and is funded by the Victorian Government through the Department of Health. PAV enhances the confidence of frail, older people and people with disabilities, who are isolated and vulnerable, to live independently in their own home by providing contact 24 hours a day.
Title: Prevent falling in hospitals
Summary: Falls amongst older people represent a very large public health problem. This booklet has been designed to help prevent falls amongst hospital patients. It will tell you how, when and why falls occur, and what you, your family members and carers can do to help stop falls from occurring.
Title: Residential Care for Older People
Summary: A Guide for Families and Carers in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities in Victoria
Title: Seniors Rights Victoria (SRV) and elder abuse
Summary: You have the right to live safely and free from abuse and exploitation. However if you feel isolated, unsafe or controlled within your family circle, you may be experiencing "elder abuse"
Title: The Charter of Rights and Responsibilities for Community Care
Summary: This fact sheet describes the rights and responsibilities of residents of aged care residential facilities.
Title: Your Rights and Responsibilities as a HACC Services User
Summary: Information about the rights and responsibilities of HACC services users.
National resources - 12Title: Aged Program
Title: Carer Support
Title: Caring for Someone Living Alone
Summary: Carers may have particular concerns about someone with dementia who lives alone. Issues that may arise and ways to help the person safely live alone are discussed here. A pdf download of the information is also available.
Title: Commonwealth Carelink Centres
Summary: This pamphlet provides information about the role of Carelink Centre, how they can help and how to contact them.
Title: Community Aged Care Packages
Summary: This fact sheet provides an overview of Community Care Packages for older Australians, what they offer, who is eligible, how much they cost and who provides the care.
Title: Dementia - Activities
Summary: Enjoyment doesn't require memory. Information about planning and providing appropriate activities for people with dementia.
Title: Dementia - Memory Changes
Summary: When we talk about memory loss, we all tend to associate it as a normal part of ageing. This section talks about memory loss associated with dementia and how it is not a part of normal ageing.
Title: Fees and Charges - An Overview
Summary: This fact sheet provides an overview of the fees and charges that may be required when entering an aged care home.
Title: Later Stages Of Dementia
Summary: Dementia is a progressive condition and people with dementia will become increasingly frail. Find out what to expect in the later stages of dementia and some issues that may be useful to consider.
Title: Making the Most of Respite Care
Summary: Respite care provides a needed break from the responsibilities and demands of caring for someone with dementia.
Summary: This page looks at the wandering behaviour of some people with dementia. The reasons for wandering are discussed, as well as some suggestions for ways to manage it.
Title: Worried About Your Memory?
Summary: Have you become concerned about increasing lapses in memory, or other changes in your thinking or behaviour?
Other States and Territories - 16Title: Aged Care Services: helping older people live independently at home
Summary: This fact sheet explain how Community Aged Care Packages for older people can assist and discusses eligibility and costs.
Title: Ageing Roundtable
Title: Client Information on Privacy
Title: Community Support Teams
Summary: The Community Support Team (CST) brochure provides information about the services provided by CSTs.
Title: Domestic assistance fact sheet
Summary: Domestic Assistance is a service aimed at helping you to remain independent in your home by helping with the essential light house work tasks you are unable to do yourself.
Title: Don't let fear limit your life
Summary: This brochure discusses some of the measures older people can take to protect themselves and avoid fear.
Title: Getting older? Be cautious with medication
Summary: Guide for older people in avoiding problems related to prescription and non-prescription drugs.
Title: Getting older? How to take charge of your future
Summary: Practical advice to help older people take some control of their life.
Title: Growing older is all about living
Summary: This pamphlet provides suggestion for older people to develop new interests and get more enjoyment out of life.
Title: Growing older, but staying well
Summary: Guide to good health for older people including ways to keep body and mind active.
Title: Home Care Service Fact sheet
Title: Home safety and the older person
Summary: Precautions around the house, kitchen, bathroom, other areas of the house, bedroom, medications, outside.
Title: Person centred approaches Q&A fact sheet
Summary: The NSW Government is exploring new ways to support people with a disability in NSW.
Title: Stay on your feet with safer shoes
Summary: This fact sheet provides advice for older people on the correct footwear in order to prevent falls.
Title: Stay on your feet, whatever your age
Summary: This fact sheet provides tips for older people on how to maintain fitness and prevent falls.
Title: Supported Living Fund What is it?