Diverse Populations - Home Care

ELDAC Organisational Resources for Diverse Populations

Older Australians are from many different backgrounds, so each person will express their identity in different ways. Being part of a group with others from the same background can help people connect. Diversity within groups and across groups also exists. This is called ‘intersectionality’. Many people may not feel they belong to any group. It’s for this reason that health professionals and care workers need to focus not only on one type of diversity, but on multiple types all at once. More information about diversity and intersectionality is available here: ELDAC - Diverse Population Groups.

The ELDAC Diverse Populations organisational resources are available to assist aged care providers in identifying and implementing system responses to improve organisational capacity to support advance care planning and provide culturally safe and inclusive palliative care for people from diverse backgrounds.

Everyone matters

Supporting Inclusive End of Life Care Companion Guides

Companion resources for providing inclusive, quality care for:

  • Older Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples
  • Older People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Gender Diverse, and Intersex Elders

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Needs Assessment for Specific Diverse Populations in Home Care

Diverse Populations End of Life Needs Assessment

Set of resources to support organisations with tailored end of life care for these diverse groups:

  • Care leavers
  • People affected by forced adoption
  • Veterans
  • People experiencing homelessness

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Page updated 07 November 2023