HOME CARE SUPPORT FOR OLDER PEOPLE AND THEIR CARERS DURING COVID-19
Wednesday 5 August. 3-4pm AEST
As COVID-19 continues to evolve, restrictions have been put in place to reduce the spread of this illness. However, this can result in social isolation and limited access to services for older Australians. This can have an impact on the physical and mental wellbeing of older people, their carers and families.
No matter the circumstances, the rights of older people must continue to be upheld, and we all have a role to play in supporting the older person and their carers to navigate this difficult situation and ensuring they stay safe and well.
During this webinar, the panel of experts will discuss the current challenges faced by home care recipients and their carers during COVID-19, and how social isolation and access to services can be addressed to better support the physical and mental wellbeing of older Australians living in the community.
On the panel will be:
- • Craig Gear OAM, CEO, Older Persons Advocacy Network
- • Sue Elderton, Director of Policy & Advocacy, Carers Australia
- • Fiona Somerville, Commercial Director, Ideal Consulting
- • Caylie Field, Manager, Centre for Dementia Learning, Dementia Australia
This webinar may be of interest to older people, their families and friends and we encourage people working in aged care to watch to learn more about providing appropriate and safe care during the COVID-19 restrictions.