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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 Islander people are a diverse group of peoples, made up of many different nations and language groups.
A Care Leaver is a person who spent time in care as a child (i.e. under the age of 18).
This link helps carers connect to local support services
Culturally appropriate palliative care respects and supports individual cultural, linguistic and spiritual needs and preferences.
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.
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.
Care approaches have often assumed that people are heterosexual and gender conforming.
As the community ages, dementia is becoming increasingly common.
In Australia, approximately one third of the population live in rural areas.
Spiritual care as a component of palliative care can be important to both the patient and for those near to the patient.
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.
Page updated 07 December 2018