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104 resources in total. To see which languages this resource is available in, click on its title.

Title: Advance care planning for care workers (bilingual versions)
Summary: Bilingual document introducing Advance Care Planning and how care workers may introduce it to their clients

Title: Advance care planning for individuals
Summary: Advance Care Planning Information targeted towards the individual and family

Title: Advance care planning for individuals (audio versions)
Summary: Advance Care Planning Information targeted towards the individual and family

Title: Advance care planning for substitute decision makers
Summary: Advance Care Planning information for people acting in the role of Substitute Decision Makers.

Title: Advance care planning for substitute decision makers (audio version)
Summary: Advance Care Planning information for people acting in the role of Substitute Decision Makers.

Title: Aged care - access and support services
Summary: The Access & Support Program provides short term, individual support for people who need help to access services so they can stay living at home.

Title: Aged care Assessment Team (ACAT) assessments
Summary: If you need some help at home or are considering moving into an aged care home, you may first need a free assessment by an ACAT. A member of an ACAT will talk to you about your current situation and work out if you are eligible to receive government subsidised aged care services.

Title: Aged care services
Summary: Learn about the health and lifestyle issues that we face as we grow older. As we start to rely more on other people, what responsibilities do we take on? Find out more about the kinds of services and support that are in place for older people and their carers.

Title: Aged care signage
Summary: The Aged Care Signage will assist residents in aged care facilities navigate their way around their home or service. Signs such as 'kitchen', 'dining room', 'keep out', 'danger', and 'this way to the garden', will help improve communication with residents/clients and minimise confusion.

Title: An overview to improve aged care services for your community
Summary: This Overview is for CALD community groups and organisations who are interested in responding to their community’s aged care needs. This Overview is a broad document that will: • Help to understand the aged care industry in Australia. • Shows how to apply to become an approved provider* of home care* places and/or residential aged care* places. • A guide to the Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR) application process so the CALD community group and/or organisation can seek to access culturally appropriate aged care services subsidised by the Australian Government.

Title: Are you experiencing violence or abuse? You can make it stop
Summary: This brochure explains what you can do if you are an older person who is experiencing violence or abuse from a partner, another family member or other person who lives in your home or residential facility, or a neighbour or carer.

Title: Asthma and older adults
Summary: Asthma symptoms can be worrying and have a major impact on your life. But, the good news is they can be prevented and managed. You just need to understand what asthma is, what makes your symptoms get worse, and how you can control your asthma.

Title: Be physically active
Summary: This poster explains the link between falls and lack of exercise.

Title: Carers, caring and respite care services
Summary: This translated video describes the critical role of carers in Victoria’s health system. The video outlines that there are financial and support services available to carers, encourages the understanding of changes involved in caring and how to plan for those changes, and provides practical advice about how to manage appointments, medication as well as challenging behaviours and communication.

Title: Caring for older people: are you helping someone that is aged 65 years or older?
Summary: This booklet has been developed to help carers better understand what it is to be a carer and how you can find company, advice, and support or help when it is needed.

Title: Caring for someone who lives alone (Caring for someone with dementia no. 4)
Summary: This Help Sheet addresses concerns families and carers may have when someone with dementia lives alone, and some ways to help the person live alone safely.

Title: Changed behaviour - anger and aggression - information for residents, families and carers.
Summary: This translated resource provides information about dementia and changed behaviour for residents, families and carers. It outlines some causes for such behaviour and some tips on how to care for someone who seems angry.

Title: Changed behaviour - loss of inhibition - information for residents, families and carers
Summary: This translated resource provides information about dementia and changed behaviour for residents, families and carers. It outlines some causes of such behaviour and some tips on how to care for someone with disinhibited behaviour.

Title: Changed behaviour - noisy - information for residents, families and carers
Summary: This translated resource provides information about dementia and changed behaviour for residents, families and carers. It outlines some causes of noisy behaviour and some tips on how to care for someone with noisy behaviour.

Title: Changed behaviour - wandering - information for residents, families and carers
Summary: This translated resource provides information about dementia and changed behaviour for residents, families and carers. It outlines some causes of people wandering and some tips on how to care for someone who wanders.

Title: Charter of Aged Care Rights Template for Signing
Summary: Providers have responsibilities to support consumers to understand the new Charter that comes into effect from 1 July 2019. From 1 July 2019, providers must give consumers a copy of the new Charter signed by the provider, and ensure that the consumer or their authorised person has been given a reasonable opportunity to sign a copy of the Charter. The purpose of requesting the consumer’s signature is to allow them to acknowledge they have received the Charter and had assistance to understand it. Consumers are not required to sign the Charter and can commence, and/or continue to receive care and services, even if they choose not to sign the Charter.

Title: Communication cards
Summary: The Communication Cards depict a wide range of daily activities and situations and can be used to prompt discussion, assist with directions, clarify a client’s needs, etc. The Communication Cards cover themes such as: Food / Drink / Meals Religion / Spirituality Medical / Health Specialists Personal Care Sleep TV / Recreation Feelings / Pain Mobility Aids

Title: Constipation - health literacy information for residents, families and carers
Summary: A translated resource providing information about prevention and management of constipation for residents, families and carers. It includes some signs that a person may be constipated and also way to prevent and manage constipation.

Title: Costs explained
Summary: The Australian Government pays for the bulk of aged care in Australia. But as with all aged care services, it’s expected you’ll contribute to the cost of your care if you can afford to do so. You will never be denied the care you need because you can’t afford it.

Title: Dehydration - health literacy information for residents, families and carers
Summary: A translated resource with information about prevention and management of dehydration for residents, families and carers. It includes some signs a person may be dehydrated and also ways to prevent and manage dehydration.

Title: Delirium - information for residents, families and carers
Summary: A translated resource with information about the prevention and management of delirium for residents, families and carers. It includes some signs that a person may have delirium, what may cause it and ways to manage delirium.

Title: Denture care (ORHIS 6)
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Title: Depression - information for residents, families and carers
Summary: A translated resource with information about the signs, causes and management of depression for residents, families and carers.

Title: Dignity and respect for seniors: what happens when things with family go wrong. (bilingual version Punjabi and Vietnamese)
Summary: This brochure explains what is elder abuse and how to get help.

Title: Don’t fall for it- a guide to preventing falls for older people
Summary: Falls are a common problem for older people and are often the reason people are admitted to hospital or move to a nursing home or hostel. This booklet offers advice on how to avoid falls and checklists to make your home and environment as safe as possible.

Title: Do you have a concern?
Summary: This information sheet is for consumers of aged care services, their families, carers and representatives about the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission. It explains how the Commission can help you, who can raise a concern and what happens when you contact the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.

Title: Do you know what to do if you are being mistreated? (bilingual Turkish)
Summary: This brochure explains what is elder abuse and how to get help.

Title: Dry mouth (ORHIS 7)
Summary: Reduced salvia flow that results in a dry mouth (xerostamia) is a common problem among older adults.This leaflet explains causes, symptoms and solutions.

Title: Eat and drink safely - a carer's guide to safe swallowing
Summary: Practical information for carers on safe swallowing. Explains what normal swallowing is, how to help a person eat safely, and how to recognise signs of problems with swallowing.

Title: Falls - information for residents, families and carers
Summary: A translated resource with information about being at risk of falls and minimising risk of falls for residents, families and carers.

Title: Financial abuse - elder abuse prevention
Summary: This translated factsheet provides information on financial abuse, such as when someone you trust illegally or improperly uses your money, assets or property, is one of the most common forms of abuse of older people. It oulines what edler abuse is, what you can do about it and also outlines some services available to older people in need of support.

Title: Find the help you need with My Aged Care
Summary: It’s never too early to talk about getting some extra help. Knowing what services are available before you need them will help you be prepared to make decisions about your future.

Title: Fire safety for older people and people with disability
Summary: A translated brochure that has been designed to assist older people or people with disability to reduce their risk of fire and harm from fires. It encourages consideration of early warning, how to respond to a fire and other advice to help reduce risk.

Title: Gentle exercise - nothing to lose and a lot to gain
Summary: A guide to the benefits of gentle exercise for older people, including stronger bones and muscles, a lower risk of falls and staying independent for longer.

Title: Getting older in Melbourne? Expected oral changes (ORHIS 1)
Summary: This leaflet explains how aging can affect the state of the teeth and how good care can prevent losing teeth and prevent some oral diseases such as dental caries and gum disease.

Title: Growing older, but staying well
Summary: This is a guide about good health for older people including ways to keep body and mind active.

Title: Having the conversation: a guide for family and friends of an older person
Summary: This guide provides information on how to recognise the signs that someone isn’t coping well in older age, and how to talk to them about your concerns. People who have migrated to Australia, even if it was over 20 years ago, can experience a sense of not belonging here and also no longer fitting in from where they came.

Title: HACC easy living equipment checklist for consumers
Summary: The Home and Community Care (HACC) easy living equipment checklist for consumers is a checklist about simple, inexpensive equipment that is available to the general public. Some of these items might be useful. Please use the checklist to indicate any of these you may wish to discuss, see or try.

Title: Healthy women active women - move for your pain (video in Italian with English subtitles)
Summary: This video tells the story of an older woman who is focused on physical activity for rehabilitation and chronic pain managment.

Title: Healthy women active women - take your life back (video in Italian with English subtitles)
Summary: This video tells the story of an older woman who is focused on physical activity for healthy ageing.

Title: Health and wellbeing of older people in our community
Summary: Older people in our community can enjoy a quality, meaningful and enriching life.

Title: Helping your family financially? Understand the risks
Summary: It can be a worry for older people when they see their adult children struggling financially. Before you decide to help you should be aware of the risks involved - expecially if your home is all you have.

Title: Help at home
Summary: For most people, living as independently as you can in your own home as you age is what you want. But sometimes you might need a bit of help with daily tasks that you can no longer manage as well on your own.

Title: Help for seniors being harmed by someone close to them (bilingual Russian)
Summary: This brochure explains what is elder abuse and how to get help.

Title: Home at last: older persons' housing and support services
Summary: HOME at Last is a service provided by Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG) Inc. HAAG is a community group with a membership base of older people. Many older people are living in insecure housing, worried about where they will live in the future.Secure, affordable housing options are available but you many need assistance to find them.

Title: Home based strength and balance exercises
Summary: Exercises for older people to improve strength and balance at home. It is recommended that you consult your physiotherapist or local medical officer before starting the exercises.

Title: Home safety and the older person
Summary: A practical guide to help older people avoid falls at home and around the garden.

Title: Home Support Assessment
Summary: A home support assessment may be organised if you have aged care needs that, when addressed, will help you to remain living at home and in the community safely. If you think you need a home support assessment, you can contact the My Aged Care Contact Centre (1800 200 422).

Title: How assessment works
Summary: If you need some help with basic tasks at home or more intensive aged care services, the My Aged Care Contact Centre (1800 200 422) can help you. Contact center staff will assist you in working out the support you need and whether you require a free assessment to access services.

Title: Letters and poster notifying care recipients about upcoming site audits
Summary: Care recipients and representatives are actively encouraged to contribute to decisions made by residential aged care homes and home care services about the care and services they receive. This ensures a strong continuous improvement approach for providers, as well as a focus on the needs and preferences of care recipients. Use our templates of letters and posters for residential aged care homes available in 20 community languages to inform care recipients and representatives about quality assessors from the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.

Title: Making the most of respite care (Caring for someone with dementia no. 6)
Summary: This Help Sheet discusses some of the ways that families and carers can make respite care a positive experience for themselves and for the person with dementia. It provides some practical suggestions for planning and using respite.

Title: Medical treatments for Parkinson's (Help sheet 2)
Summary: This help sheet outlines medical treatments available for Parkinson's disease

Title: Medication reminder cards
Summary: Visual Cards that can be used to instruct the patient on the intake of medications

Title: Medicines - information for residents, families and carers
Summary: A translated resource with information about medicine management for residents, families and carers. It outlines some side effects from medicines and ways to prevent problems caused by taking many medicines.

Title: Moving in with the family? Make sure you protect your interests
Summary: This information lists the legal and financial issues that could arise and should be considered before you move in with your family

Title: My Aged Care
Summary: This website provides information explaining what My Aged Care is.

Title: National ageing and aged care strategy for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds
Summary: The Australian Government is committed to ensuring equitable access to high quality, culturally appropriate aged care for people from CALD backgrounds. A range of initiatives have been put in place that recognise that: - A large proportion of older people in Australia were born overseas and the proportion of older people from CALD backgrounds is increasing at a faster rate than other older people - Changing immigration patterns in Australia will lead to changing consumer cohorts, which will impact on service delivery and require forward planning.

Title: Nocturia - going to the toilet at night
Summary: This translated document describes what Nocturia is and its causes which include (but are not limited to) heart problems, kidney problems, and diabetes (type 1 and 2). It also covers issues with lowering intake of liquids, what a person should do and how it can be treated.

Title: Our Bolton Clarke story
Summary: This bilingual document gives information about Bolton Clarke's services: At Home Support, Retirement Living and Residential Care. The English part can be find at the end of the document.

Title: Payment for older Australians (bilingual version)
Summary: Age Pension provides income support and access to a range of concessions for older Australians.This fact sheet lists the rules you have to meet in order to be eligible for an age pension

Title: Pensioner education supplement (bilingual version)
Summary: The Pensioner Education Supplement helps with the ongoing costs of study in secondary or tertiary courses. This fact sheet list the rules you have to meet in order to be eligible.

Title: Personal alert Victoria - information sheet
Summary: This translated information sheet provides information on Personal Alert Victoria (PAV), a personal monitoring and emergency response service. It is funded by the Victorian Government and provided free of charge to eligible frail, isolated older people and people with disabilities to help them keep living in their homes. the information sheet outlines eligibility, what the service is, how it works and some frequently asked questions.

Title: Physical restraint - information for residents, families and carers
Summary: A translated resource with information about physical restraint for residents, families and carers. It outlines some risks of using physical restraint, when physical restraint might be considered, examples of physical restraint and who authorises it.

Title: Planning ahead -tools for your future legal, health and financial decisions
Summary: Replace a will, make a power of attorney, appoint an enduring guardian

Title: Plan for the future: Decisions about your life
Summary: If you get sick or injured, and need someone else to make decisions or help you do things you can choose someone who can make decisions for you if you can't by making an 'enduring power of attorney'. For example, as you get older, you might need help to go to the bank or to get aged care services.

Title: Pressure injuries - information for residents, families and carers
Summary: A translated resource with information about the prevention and management of pressure injuries for residents, families and carers.

Title: Prevent falling in hospitals
Summary: Falls amongst older people represent a very large public health problem. This booklet has been designed to help prevent falls amongst hospital patients. It will tell you how, when and why falls occur, and what you, your family members and carers can do to help stop falls from occurring.

Title: Protecting your rights as you age with dignity and respect (bilingual Hindi)
Summary: This brochure explains what is elder abuse and how to get help.

Title: Protecting your rights as you age with dignity and respect (bilingual Punjabi)
Summary: This brochure explains what is elder abuse and how to get help.

Title: Protecting your rights as you age with dignity and respect (bilingual Tamil)
Summary: This brochure explains what is elder abuse and how to get help.

Title: Respite care
Summary: What is respite care and how to access it.

Title: Service Charter
Summary: My Aged Care is here to help you with accessing aged care information and services for yourself or someone you care about. We can assist you whether this is the first time you have had to look for aged care services or you’re already getting a service and want to see what else is available.

Title: Skin care - information for residents, families and carers
Summary: A translated resource with information about ways to care for your skin for residents, families and carers.

Title: Skin tears - information for residents, families and carers
Summary: A translated resource with information about prevention and management of skin tears for residents, families and carers.

Title: Sleep - information for residents, families and carers
Summary: A translated resource with information about ways to sleep better for residents, families and carers.

Title: Speak to Bolton Clarke in your own language
Summary: Australians speak over 300 languages. Bolton Clarke understands it is important to have information in your language. This can help you get the health and aged care services you need. Bolton Clarke has a National Language Line. You can speak with us in your language with the help of a telephone interpreter. You can call 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Title: Speech pathologists working with older people
Summary: As people age their speech, language, memory, voice and swallowing changes naturally. It is also more likely that older people will acquire a communication or swallowing disorder as they are at higher risk of stroke or developing a condition such as dementia and Parkinson’s disease.

Title: Steps to enter an aged care home
Summary: This booklet explains how older people can access care in an aged care home, the process for moving into an aged care home and what to expect when you are there. You should read this booklet if you (or someone you care for) have been assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) member for care in an aged care home.

Title: Swallowing - information for residents, families and carers
Summary: A translated resource with information about the signs and management of swallowing problems for residents, families and carers.

Title: Taking care of remaining teeth (ORHIS 3)
Summary: This leaflet contains information on how to keep teeth and gums healthy

Title: Teeth and mouth care - information for residents, families and carers
Summary: A transalted resource with information about caring for your teeth and mouth for residents, families and carers.

Title: The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
Summary: The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has been set up to look at the quality of aged care services and whether those services are meeting the needs of the Australian community. This includes: Care for older people living at home, People living with dementia, and people living in residential aged care including younger people with disabilities.

Title: Transition care program
Summary: This translated resource provides information on the Transition Care Program (TCP), a joint Commonwealth and State/Territory Government funded program that aims to minimise the number of older people experiencing inappropriate extended hospital lengths of stay and/or being prematurely admitted to residential care. The resource covers ifnormation from funding anf program costs to accessing the TCP and length of support.

Title: Translated information for people receiving aged care
Summary: Information for people receiving aged care on how to call an interpreter to provide information during upcoming visits and audits from the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.

Title: Unplanned weight loss - information for residents, families and carers
Summary: A translated resource with information about the risks and prevention of unplanned weight loss for residents, families and carers.

Title: Well for life: a healthy approach to ageing
Summary: This translated booklet is for older people who want to follow a healthy approach to ageing in their everyday lives. The stories and information in this booklet show the importance of health and wellbeing as you grow older. For more information, see the list of organisations on the final page.

Title: What happens when relationships with friends and family go wrong.(bilingual serbian)
Summary: This translated brochure explains what is elder abuse and how to get help when older people experience disrespectful behaviour from people they know and trust. It also includes how it may effect them and outlines the services that Senior Right Victoria provides.

Title: What happens when relationships with friends and family go wrong (bilingual Bosnian)
Summary: This translated brochure explains what is elder abuse and how to get help when older people experience disrespectful behaviour from people they know and trust. It also includes how it may effect them and outlines the services that Senior Right Victoria provides.

Title: What is elder abuse? Elder abuse prevention
Summary: This translated fact sheet provides a brief overview of elder abuse and sources of information and support.

Title: What is Parkinson's disease? (help sheet1)
Summary: This help sheet gives a basic outline of Parkinson’s disease, including its causes, symptoms and diagnosis.

Title: Where to go for help (Victoria) (help sheet 4)
Summary: This Help Sheet describes where people with Parkinson’s disease and their families and carers can go to get help, support and information in Victoria.

Title: Who will decide for you if you can't decide for yourself? Think about planning ahead
Summary: This information sheet explains how you can plan ahead in case you lose capacity to make your own decision one day.

Title: Within My Walls, a community education short film resource on elder abuse
Summary: This translated video is about Elder abuse, any act that harms older people and that is carried out by someone they know and should be able to trust such as family or friends. The video outlines that such harm can be financial, physical, sexual, emotional or psychological, including mistreatment or neglect. ECCV would like to see suspected elder abuse in ethnic communities addressed within the context of cultural behaviours, values and expectations.

Title: Your guide to Commonwealth Home Support Programme services: supporting you to live at home
Summary: This booklet explains how older people can receive support in their home and daily life through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme. You should read this booklet if you have been assessed by a Regional Assessment Service (RAS) for Commonwealth Home Support Programme services

Title: Your guide to home care package services
Summary: This booklet explains how older people can receive support in their home and daily life through the Home Care Packages Program. You should read this booklet if you have been assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT), or an Aged Care Assessment Service if you are in Victoria, for a home care package. There are four levels of consumer directed coordinated packages of services through the Home Care Packages Program including personal care, support services and nursing, allied health and clinical services.

Title: Your home care package making it work for you
Summary: his video aims to give older people just approved for a package a head start to think about what is possible, once they receive a Home Care Package.

Title: Your pathway to accessing a home care package
Summary: This brochure provides information about home care packages.

Title: Your rights and responsibilities as a HACC services user
Summary: The Home and Community Care (HACC) Program provides a range of basic support services to frail older people and people with disabilities who are experiencing difficulties in managing daily tasks but who wish to continue living at home. The Program also supports their carers and families. The documents informs about the rights and responsibilities of HACC services users.

Title: Your rights at retirement: a guide to making decisions and navigating your entitlements in later life
Summary: This booklet helps you to navigate the different phases of ageing. It covers topics from setting up a retirement budget through to considering options for aged care. The booklet can be used as a reference guide when you need to check a topic, or it can be read from cover to cover to get a snapshot of the services and supports on offer.

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