Culturally Competent Practice in Aged Care for Community Care Providers

Doctor with elderly woman

Who Should Attend

  • Those working in community aged care services, including Aged Care Assessment Service clinicians, Regional Assessment clinicians, geriatricians, neuro-psychologists, case managers
  • Those delivering services to elderly people in the community, including therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech pathologists, social workers

Topics Covered

  • Culturally inclusive home-based 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
  • 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
  • Skills to achieve benchmarks for culturally competent practice with ethnic elderly people in community aged care