October 30, 2014

Resources for professional carer providers

These resources are available for loan to members of AANSW - if you would like to reserve them please email the Library on nsw.library@alzheimers.org.au
The guide : accessible mental health services for people with an intellectual disability : a guide for providers
The Guide is a national framework of understanding and action for frontline mental health service providers with respect to people with an intellectual disability. It provides an overview of intellectual disability mental health, why accessible services are important, the principles that should guide service delivery, practical strategies for inclusive and accessible services, and the implications for the service system. The Guide was developed in consultation with key national stakeholders, and was funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.

Decision-making tool : supporting a restraint free environment in community aged care
Decision-making tool : supporting a restraint free environment in residential aged care
Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
These tools have been developed to assist care workers and case managers to promote a restraint free environment.  Restrain free means no words, devices or actions will interfere with a person's ability to make a decision or restrict their free movement.
A restraint  free environment is a basic human right for people who are receiving community aged care services in their homes and for all residents living in a residential care setting.

Each folder contains A4 spiralbound book, A3 poster and A4 fact sheet.

Elder abuse in culturally and linguistically diverse communities : developing best practice
University of Western Australia
Contents : Key Findings of the Report: --  Key findings of the report can be categorised under the following themes - --  •Cultural responses to abuse  --  •The impact of migration  --  •Translation and interpreter issues -- •Language barriers, increased vulnerability and decreased access  --  •Isolation  -- •Issues working with elder abuse - for clients  -- •Issues working with elder abuse - for workers  -- •Information, education and training  -- •Building alliances and professional relationships -- •Service development

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