ELDAC- Information and Services - Population Groups
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Population Groups

Many older Australians may identify with or belong to diverse population groups. Cultural, linguistic, sexual, and socioeconomic differences, in addition to differing life experiences and lifestyles, differentially impact the experience of ageing. These resources offer guidance when managing the care of older Australians within these communities.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are a diverse group of peoples, made up of many different nations and language groups.

https://www.palliaged.com.au/tabid/4417/Default.aspx

Care Leavers

A Care Leaver is a person who spent time in care as a child (i.e. under the age of 18).

https://www.palliaged.com.au/tabid/5097/Default.aspx

Carers

This link helps carers connect to local support services

https://www.carergateway.gov.au/

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD)

Culturally appropriate palliative care respects and supports individual cultural, linguistic and spiritual needs and preferences.

https://www.palliaged.com.au/tabid/4418/Default.aspx

Financially or Socially Disadvantaged

The following resources may be useful in planning for and providing appropriate care for members of the community who are either financially challenged or socially disadvantaged due to unexpected circumstances or circumstances beyond their control.

https://www.palliaged.com.au/tabid/4419/Default.aspx

Homeless

The following resources may be useful in planning and providing appropriate end-of-life care for homeless persons particularly co-ordinating care between health and community service providers.

https://www.palliaged.com.au/tabid/4422/Default.aspx

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI)

Care approaches have often assumed that people are heterosexual and gender conforming.

https://www.palliaged.com.au/tabid/4421/Default.aspx

Dementia

As the community ages, dementia is becoming increasingly common.

https://www.palliaged.com.au/tabid/4372/Default.aspx

Rural and Remote

In Australia, approximately one third of the population live in rural areas.

https://www.palliaged.com.au/tabid/4423/Default.aspx

Spirituality and Faith

Spiritual care as a component of palliative care can be important to both the patient and for those near to the patient.

https://www.palliaged.com.au/tabid/4373/Default.aspx

Veterans

The following resources may be useful in planning for and providing appropriate palliative care to returned servicemen and women or to those war widows / widowers living within the community.

https://www.palliaged.com.au/tabid/4374/Default.aspx

Page updated 07 December 2018