ASM SOUTH DIVISION HEALTH
This report is a summary of data and information collected from the SDH agencies ASM Implementation Plans 2015-16. The report focuses on eleven (11) priorities in total. Many of the practice themes are interrelated areas in which agencies have been working on for a number of years in embedding good practice through their quality improvement frameworks. The report summarises Information that agencies have provided specific to their plans for 2015-16 and acknowledges that a range of work has occurred and continues to across the region additional to what is highlighted in their plans.
DHHS REPORT STATEWIDE ASM PRIORITIES
This report focuses on five key priority projects or areas of practice and summarises the information that agencies have provided in the HACC agency plans for 2015-16. A summary of actions and interesting practice examples have been included from agency plans.
DEPT OF HEALTH - ADVICE TO THE AGED CARE INDUSTRY UPDATE
It is important that any organisation involved in aged care stays up to date with information from the Department of Health.
DEMENTIA FRIENDLY APP ALZHEIMERS AUSTRALIA
The Alzheimer’s Australia Vic app, developed by a team at Deakin University with the help of $100,000 from the Victorian Government, aims to help families and carers of someone with dementia make small, inexpensive changes around the home.
SOCIAL ISOLATION AND LONELINESS AMONG OLDER AUSTRALIANS - ISSUES PAPER NO. 1 OCTOBER 2015
With increasing numbers of older people receiving care in the home, Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) has released an issues paper which focuses on understanding and addressing social isolation and loneliness which could be an unintended consequence of this growing area.
VICTORIAN ACTIVE AGEING PARTNERSHIP COMMENCES
Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria is coordinating the Victorian Active: Ageing Partnership (VAAP) which is supported by the Victorian Government. Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria is undertaking the project in collaboration with Fitness Australia and Monash University.
The purpose of the VAAP is to increase opportunities for participation in physical activity for older Victorians, especially in areas of socio-economic disadvantage and among isolated, lonely older people not currently involved in physical activity. The VAAP started in October 2015 and will run for three years.
CHECK OUT MAV:
A Great one stop shop for links to and info on Conferences & Forums, Volunteering, Dementia and Age friendly info and more.
This website covers upcoming events, Blogs, Services and information as well as information on getting older people involved and connected in the wider community. It is a great resource for older people and those in the field.
HOMELESSNESS & DEMENTIA
The link between dementia and the social causes of homelessness are highlighted in this video produced by Alzheimer's Australia South Australia on behalf of Alzheimer's Australia.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AGED CARE WEBSITE
This site is designed to assist members of the public and health professionals navigate the aged care sector from a Victorian perspective.
AGED CARE AUSTRALIA:
ARPA OVER 50S ASSOCIATION – ARPA Over 50s Association is a national, self-help, not for profit organisation, with the aim of enhancing the lifestyle of older people providing a forum for issues of concern, information on social services and lifestyle.
AUSTRALIAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND AGEING:
COUNCIL ON THE AGEING (COTA) VICTORIA – COTA is a non-profit member organisation working for people over 50 on issues that concern older people. COTA aim to give older people a stronger voice by working with governments, the community and particularly the media to develop a positive approach to ageing.
COMMONWEALTH DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND AGEING – Provides information on the services provided by the department that are in the areas of Aged Care, Disability, rehabilitation and children's services. Includes a list of aged care facilities in each state.
HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE ASSOCIATION:
WORKING CONNECTIONS – Connecting experienced older workers with jobs and work opportunities. This site aims to connect mature jobseekers and employers offering work on a permanent, casual or contract basis.
MECWACARE PAKENHAM RIVENDELL HOUSE
Community Services offered at our Rivendell House located in Pakenham include; Planned Activity Groups, strength training, day trips, a men's shed and activities for those with acquired brain injuries. Services are offered to those over 65 years of age, or who have a disability and are living in the Shire of Cardinia.