Fernlea was delighted to have Tania Daniels from Carers Victoria present at our recent ZOOM event ‘Caring for the Carer.’ Tania covered what it means to be a carer, shared some self-care tips for carers and information on other services to support carers.
Sue McIvor, Fernlea Community Care CEO covered information on Fernlea’s current & future services to support carers. Pamela Smithard, our Nurse Manager at Fernlea spoke about the importance of ‘Care Plans’ for carers, and we had past carers, Libby & Marianne talk about their experiences. Mieke, a division one nurse at Wantirna also spoke about assessment plans
for people over 75.
Below is a range of resources we think you may find useful in your role as a carer, in alphabetical order.
AGED CARE QUALITY STANDARDS
The new Aged Care Quality Standards commenced on 1 July 2019. There are eight standards that aged care providers must meet - no matter what type of aged care services you receive.
Caring for you, while you care for someone.
Carers Victoria is the statewide voice for family carers, representing and providing support to carers in Victoria.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
The Australian Government Department of Health develop and deliver policies and programs and advise the Australian Government on health, aged care and sport. We work with a wide range of stakeholders to ensure better health for all Australians. We are closely monitoring the current COVID-19 pandemic. Our information provides daily updates, answering your questions about the latest news, current facts and figures, travel advice, key contact and phone numbers.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
The Department of Health & Human Services works to achieve the best health, wellbeing and safety for all Victorians so that they can lead a life they value. Our efforts are guided by our four strategic directions of person-centred services and care, local solutions, earlier and more connected support, and advancing quality, safety and innovation. We provide information, updates and advice about the outbreak of the coronavrius disease.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is an independent statutory agency. Our role is to implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which will support a better life for hundreds of thousands of Australians with a significant and permanent disability and their families and carers.