Free resources for providers to support residents in aged care during a COVID-19 outbreak
Residential aged care facilities (RACFs) around Australia have had to act fast to keep residents safe during recent COVID 19 outbreaks. All have found it challenging to share critical communication keeping concerned residents and their families informed of:
- ongoing developments at the facility
- available supports, especially if there’s a desire to transfer a resident to the family home
- residents’ health and wellbeing.
The Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) and Aged Rights Advocacy Service (ARAS) can help you support residents and their families, and give them a voice during a COVID 19 outbreak or lockdown, by sharing proven strategies and communication tools with you.
About OPAN and ARAS
OPAN is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health. Our role is to deliver services through a network of service delivery organisations (SDOs) based in the states and territories. In South Australia, the SDO is ARAS. ARAS provides free, confidential, independent aged care advocacy and information to older people receiving Commonwealth-funded aged care services, their families and representatives.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for your contacts at ARAS.