Culturally Competent Practice in Aged Care for Residential Facilities

Aged Care reidents having a coffee

Who Should Attend

  • Those working in residential facilities, including nurse unit managers, geriatricians and compliance staff
  • Clinicians undertaking assessments, lifestyle co-ordinators and therapists

Topics Covered

  • Culturally inclusive resident assessments
  • The impact of the migration journey and biculturalism on your practice with ethnic elderly people
  • Linguistic difference, the impact of bilingualism when applying cognitive assessment tools, especially in cases of dementia and cognitive impairment
  • Achieving benchmarks for cultural competence for your practice and your residential facility
  • Review of Accreditation Standards relevant for cultural inclusiveness

Training Outcomes

  • Knowledge of key issues affecting ethnic elderly people in residential facilities
  • Knowledge of frameworks that support increased capacity to respond to the needs of ethnic elderly people
  • Knowledge and skills for best practice to ensure that cultural inclusiveness is reflected across Accreditation Standards
  • Skills to achieve benchmarks for culturally competent practice in residential aged care facilities