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Improving outcomes for people from CALD backgrounds in aged care policy development and service delivery.

The Minister for Ageing, Ken Wyatt, recently announced the extension of the Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) program for a further 12 months.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank Minister Wyatt for the continuing recognition of the value and achievements of the PICAC program and his ongoing support.  The PICAC program…

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Diversity in Aged and Community Care Professional Development Forum

The Multicultural Advisory Service, Diversicare is organising its inaugural forum in Toowoomba on 6th June 2018. There is a great line-up of speakers covering a range of sectors – Aged Care, Disability, CALD, LGBTI and Dementia. It promises to be a day of information, interaction and networking. For registration, contact: Anyuon Liai – mas.westmoreton@diversicare.com.au Mobile:…

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The positives of respite care

The smiles in this photo says it all.  They are priceless. If your elderly loved one has become reluctant to socialise, respite care might be the answer. They may rediscover the joys of company, conversation and outings. Often, this is the result of coming into contact with people their own age or in the case…

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Alita turns 100!

Diversicare client Alida turns 100 today and she says she owes it all too eating sauerkraut! Born on the 22 November, 1917, Alida, who is Dutch, migrated to Australia in 1969 with her husband and two sons. The family had spent 10 years previously living in Canada and three years in the United States before finally…

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Nozaki-Koujunkai Hospital Foundation visits Diversicare

Recent visitors to Queensland, the Nozaki-Koujunkai Hospital Group, spent two days being hosted by Diversicare. The Group enjoyed an “Aussie BBQ”, visited a local hospital, learned lots about the Australian Aged Care system, participated in a cultural awareness session and were amazed by the staff cultural diversity. Diversicare  looks forward to meeting with Nozaki again,…

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