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Aged care reform webinar series to dive into Govt response to royal commission

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The Australian Government Department of Health is holding a series of webinars to share information about the aged care reforms announced in the 2021-22 Budget and in response to the aged care royal commission.

The department’s first webinar on June 21 will cover the five pillars of aged care reform and how the Government intends to work with the sector to ensure outcomes are improved for senior Australians who need and use aged care.

Other webinars in June and July will cover:

  • residential aged care
  • home care
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Reforms improving access to culturally safe services and improving the accessibility of and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait People in aged care
  • Reforms improving the accessibility of and outcomes for people receiving aged care services from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds
  • dementia

Through these webinars sector stakeholders will have an opportunity to discuss with the department how the aged care sector, the community and government can work together to implement the reforms.

Find out more and register for the Aged Care Reform Webinar Series here.

UPCOMING WEBINARS

Aged care reforms – An overview

June 21, 3pm to 4.30pm AEST

This webinar will cover the five pillars of aged care reform and how the Government will work with the aged care sector to attempt to ensure outcomes are improved for senior Australians who need and use aged care.

Residential aged care reforms

June 22, 3.30pm to 5pm AEST

This webinar will focus on the aged care reforms that will strive to improve care in residential settings and make sure it is sustainable.

ICT and the aged care reforms

June 23, 2pm to 3.30pm AEST

This webinar will outline the future information technology implications of the reforms for aged care providers.

Reforms in home care

June 30, 3pm to 4.30pm AEST

This webinar will outline how the aged care reforms will aim to help senior Australians to remain independent and in control, living at home and connected to their community.

Improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in aged care

July 19, 3pm to 4.30pm AEST

This webinar will outline how the aged care reforms will look to improve access to, and the quality of, aged care delivered to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples including in remote communities.

A focus on dementia

July 21, 10.30am to 12pm AEST

This webinar will outline how the aged care reforms will look to improve quality of life and care for people living with dementia.

Improving outcomes for people in aged care from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

July 22, 2pm to 3.30pm AEST

This webinar will outline how the aged care reforms will attempt to improve access to and quality of aged care delivered to people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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