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Yaandina Community Services – Aged Care Channel

Yaandina Community Services, located in Roebourne, in the Pilbara, West Australia, have been delivering services for over 42 years. *This documentary focused on caring for elderly Indigenous Australians. *Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are advised that this video may contain voices and images of people who have died. Aged Care Channel – Caring for Indigenous Australians aboriginal-torres-strait-islander-atsi

Health Heroes – I Heart My People Documentary

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Produced by Carbon Media and presented by Aaron Pederson, ‘I Heart My People’ is a three-part documentary, which follows six Indigenous health and emergency workers as they meet the real-life challenges of working on the front line of health care across Australia. *Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are advised that this video may contain voices and images of people who have died.aboriginal-torres-strait-islander-atsi

Centre for Remote Health

The Centre for Remote Health is a University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health under the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Programme to improve the health status of populations in rural and remote areas by appropriate preparation of the health workforce, thereby improving recruitment and retention levels. It is located in Alice Springs, Northern Territory and the catchment area is Territory-wide and includes cross-border areas in South Australia and Western Australia. The Centre for Remote Health offers a range of professional development workshops for remote health professionals and those interested in working in remote Australia. healthcare

Healing Foundations – Stolen Generations

This fact sheet from the Healing Foundation provides information for aged care workers to improve service delivery for Stolen Generation survivors. It will assist providers to comply with the Aged Care Quality Standards and meet their obligations to care for Stolen Generation survivors. There is enormous diversity among Stolen Generations survivors, and this fact sheet should be viewed as a starting point only. There are multiple resources available from the Healing Foundation website.grief-trauma

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

For over 20 years, the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet has provided support to those working in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector by making research and other knowledge readily accessible and in this way, contribute to closing the gap in health between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians. *Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are advised that this website may contain voices and images of people who have died.aboriginal-torres-strait-islander-atsi

Bureau of Meteorology

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The Bureau of Meteorology is Australia's national weather, climate, and water agency. Through regular forecasts, warnings, monitoring, and advice spanning the Australian region and Antarctic territory, the Bureau provides one of the most fundamental and widely used services of the government. general

Dying to Talk – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Discussion Starter

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Dying to Talk aims to reach into the community to normalise early conversations about the end of life. Resources have been developed to help Australians work out what is right for them if they were very sick or at the end of their lives. Early conversations improve the delivery of culturally appropriate and person-centred care.aboriginal-torres-strait-islander-atsi palliative

Purple House

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Purple House is an innovative Indigenous-owned and run health service operating from its base in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. It operates 18 remote clinics and a mobile dialysis unit called the Purple Truck, enabling patients to remain connected with their families and so culture can remain strong. Purple House is run by the Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation. *Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are advised that this website may contain voices and images of people who have died.aboriginal-torres-strait-islander-atsi

Safe Work Australia

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Working alone or remotely increases the risk of any job. Exposure to violence and poor access to emergency assistance are the main hazards that increase the risk of remote or isolated work. This site provides general information, risk management codes of practice for management of work, health and safety risks, managing the work environment and facilities and hazard identification, access and control.general

CRANAplus

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CRANAplus exists to ensure the delivery of safe, high quality primary healthcare to remote and isolated areas of Australia. We are an affordable, grassroots, not-for-profit, membership-based organisation that has provided over 30 years of education, support and professional services for the multi-disciplinary remote health workforce. Through Bush Support Services, CRANAplus is able to provide 24/7 personalised free care for remote health workers and their families. Calls from mobiles to the Bush Support Services 1800 805 391 Toll Free Number can be returned at the caller's request.healthcare

Rural Health West

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Rural Health West is a not-for-profit organisation committed to ensuring people living in country communities have access to medical and health services. With 30 years in the rural health sector, funded by the Australian Departement of Health and the Western Australia Government Country Health Service, it delivers programs designed to attract, recruit and support medical and health professionals to rural Western Australia.healthcare

NIT

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The National Indigenous Times is a national hub for news featuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. *Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are advised that this website may contain voices and images of people who have died.aboriginal-torres-strait-islander-atsi

Human Rights Commission

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The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is an independant third party which investigatets complaints about discrimination and human rights breaches. Human rights recognised the inherent value of each person, regardless of background, where we live, what we look like, what we think or what we believe.advocacy

AIATSIS

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Australia's only national institution focused exclusively on the diverse history, cultures and heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia. With a growing collection of over 1 million items, encompassing films, photographs, audio recordings, art and artefacts, printed and other resource materials, including the AIATSIS Map of Indigenous Australia. *Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are advised that this website may contain voices and images of people who have died.aboriginal-torres-strait-islander-atsi

SARRAH

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SARRAH is the nationally recognised peak body representing rural and remote allied health professionals working in the public and private sector. SARRAH develops and provides services for allied health professionals to confidently and competently carry out their professional duties in rural and remote communities. SARRAH supports equitable and sustainable health and wellbeing. allied-health

Actions to support older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

This Action Plan addressses the challenges experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in accessing the aged care system, and having the full diversity of their needs met, whereever they live. The Action Plan sets out steps that providers can apply to address the projected ATSI population growth: in terms of the projected population growth of 59 per cent expected between 2011 and 2031, and the number of people over 65 years of age estimated to increase by 200 per cent. *Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are advised that this document may contain images of people who have died.aboriginal-torres-strait-islander-atsi

Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia
Mapping Health Services Closer to Home

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The Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) is the peak body for 23 Aboriginal Community Controlled Services (ACCS) across WA. MAPPA was designed to assist the coordination of appropriate health services post-discharge by bringing information and knowledge form the health sector into one place.aboriginal-torres-strait-islander-atsi

3 Simple Checks

This guide is a quick reminder to 'check in' with a resident to review their health, feelings, background, activities, environment and communication as a guide to potential issues relating to dementia and the management of behaviours.dementia

West Australian Government – WA Country Health Service – Restraint Minimalisation Policy

This document outlines the Western Australian Country Health Service, Restraint Minimalisation Policy which proports that a restraint free environment is a basic human right for all persons accessing health care services and restraint should not be implemented unless alternatives have been explored.restraint

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety - Submission - September 2019
National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO)

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NACCHO is the peak body representing 144 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) across the Australia on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing issues. This submission outlines NACCHO's vision for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to be able to enjoy quality of life through whole-of-community self-determination and individual spiritual, cultural, physical, social and emotional well-being. The submission addresses person-centred care, challenges and opportunities for delivering accessible, affordable and high-quality aged care services and how best aged care services can be delivered in a sustainable manner through investment in the aged care workforce and innovative models of care. aboriginal-torres-strait-islander-atsi

Indig AC Design Guide

The Indigenous Aged Care Design Guide has been organised around some key principles of designing for older people, including those with dementia. Based on the work of Professor Mary Marshall of Dementia Services Development Centre (University of Stirling, UK), the facilities are designed to compensate for disability, maximise independence, reinforce personal identity, enhance self-esteem and confidence and demonstrate care for staff, and welcome relatives and the local community. aboriginal-torres-strait-islander-atsi

We are Working For Our People

The Career Pathways Project aimed to provide insights and guidance to enhance the capacity of the health system to retain and support the development and careers of Aborginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the health sector. General and specific strategies are suggested for the five pillars of action for successful careers: leadership and self determination, cultural safety, valuing cultural strengths, investment in the workforce and workplace and education and training.aboriginal-torres-strait-islander-atsi

Culturally Informed Trauma Integrated Healing Approach

A CITIHA is a strengths-based service delivery model that is rooted in an understanding of the responsiveness to the impact of trauma on culture and community that emphasises physical, psychological and emotional safety for both clients and staff. A CITITHA is based on the recognition that many beliefs and behaviours expressed by survivors of family violence and/or sexual assault are directly related to their traumatic experiences.aboriginal-torres-strait-islander-atsi grief-trauma

LLN_Support_Care_Worker_Job_Role_Profile

The Job Role Profile - Support / Care Worker identifies the language, literacy and numeracy standards required to perform effectively in the role.examples-and-templates general