Advocacy, Education and a Voice for the Individual in Aged Care
USEFUL COVID-19 RESOURCES
Useful resources for Managers and Leaders in Aged Care
dealing with Coronavirus COVID-19 in Australia and around the world.
World Health Organisation
Wash your hands
Department of Health and Human Services Victoria, Australia
Aged care sector - coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
American Society on Aging, USA
Commonwealth Government Department of Health, Australia
Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for the health and aged care sector
New England Journal of Medicine, USA
Epidemiology of Covid-19 in a Long-Term Care Facility in King County, Washington
Journal American Medical Directors Association
Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
Aged Care Guide, Australia
DPS publishing with Council on the Ageing (COTA); Leading Age Services Australia (LASA); Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) and Aged Care Industry Association (ACIA).
Provides general advice for older people
Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission, Australia
Center for Disease Control, USA
Preparing for COVID-19: Long-term Care Facilities, Nursing Homes
British Geriatric Society, United Kingdom
COVID-19: Managing the COVID-19 pandemic in care homes
United Kingdom Government Response, United Kingdom
COVID-19: guidance for residential care, supported living and home care
The Lancet Coronavirus Resource Centre
This resource brings together new 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) content from across The Lancet journals as it is published.
COVID-19 across Canada hub
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre
National Aged Care Alliance
Aged and Community Services Australia
ACSA is the leading national peak body supporting not for profit church, charitable and for purpose providers of retirement living, community, home and residential care for more than 450,000 older Australians.
Allied Health Professions Australia
National voice for allied health professions in Australia, representing and advocating for the role of allied health professionals in our health system.
Anglicare Australia Network partners with people, families and communities to build resilience, inclusion and justice.
Association of Independent Retirees Limited
National not-for-profit, non-party political volunteer organisation, formed in 1990. Members are Australian residents who intend to be or are fully or in part self-fund their retirement
Australia's professional community for Audiologists
Australasian Services Care Network
Community of organisations’ committed to improving the life-long health and wellbeing of current and former servicemen and servicewomen and their families, from military services to members of first responder organisations
Australian Association of Gerontology
Australian Association of Gerontology’s (AAG) purpose is to improve the experience of ageing through connecting research, policy and practice. Since 1964, AAG has been Australia's peak body linking professionals working across the fields of ageing.
Australian Association of Social Workers
Professional representative body of social workers in Australia. It was formed in 1946 at the federal level.
Australian College of Nursing
The pre-eminent and national leader of the nursing profession and a community of dynamic and passionate nurses. We are committed to our intent of advancing nurse leadership to enhance the health care of all Australians.
Australian Community Industry Alliance
The Australian Community Industry Alliance (acia) is the peak body for Community Service providers and Independent Community Service Users across Australia.
Australian Community Transport Association
The national peak body for the Community Transport sector.
Australian Dental Association
The Australian Dental Association is the peak national body for dentists.
Australian Healthcare and Hospital Association
Australia’s national peak body for public and not-for-profit hospitals and healthcare providers.
Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine
A society of medical practitioners engaged in the practice of Geriatric Medicine or related disciplines
Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation
Australia’s largest national union and professional nursing and midwifery organisation.
Australian Physiotherapy Association
With over 28 000 members, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is the peak body representing the interests of Australian physiotherapists and their patients.
Australian Psychological Society
Peak body for psychologists in Australia and represent over 24,000 members
Australian Red Cross
Work with politicians, policy-makers, organisations and the public to improve the situation of the most vulnerable people in Australia and around the world
Baptist Care Australia
Represents the Baptist community service organisations and their clients in the national policy debate.
Carers Australia is the national peak body representing Australia’s unpaid carers, advocating on their behalf to influence policies and services at a national level
Catholic Health Australia
Catholic Health Australia represents 75 hospitals and 550 residential and community aged care services and comprises Australia's largest non-government not-for-profit grouping of health and aged care services
COTA Australia’s role is to promote, improve and protect the wellbeing of older people in Australia as citizens and consumers.
Represent the 459,000 Australians living with dementia and the almost 1.6 million Australians involved in their care.
Dental Hygienists Association of Australia Ltd
Peak professional body representing dental hygienists, dental therapists and oral health therapists in Australia.
Dietitians Association of Australia
Peak body for dietetic and nutrition professionals, representing more than 7,000 members around Australia and overseas
Diversional & Recreational Therapy Australia
Diversional and Recreation Therapy Australia is committed to promoting, fostering and advancing the development of the profession of Diversional and Recreation Therapy in Australia and internationally
Exercise & Sports Science Australia
Founded in 1991 Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA), formerly known as the Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS), is a professional organisation which is committed to establishing, promoting and defending the career paths of tertiary trained exercise and sports science practitioners
Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia
FECCA is the peak, national multicultural body representing Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Health Services Union
The Health Services Union (HSU) is a growing member based union with over 80,000 members working across the health and community services sectors in every state and territory of Australia.
Home Modifications Australia Home Modifications Australia
(MOD.A) is the national peak and industry body that represents home modification providers for the aged and people with disabilities. We are the only organisation that operates as a representative and advocacy group for home modifications.
Leading Age Services Australia
LASA is the national association for all providers of age services across residential care, home care and retirement living/seniors housing. We represent providers of age services of all types and sizes located across Australia. Consistent with the overall industry profile, 56% of our members are not-for-profit, 36% for-profit and 8% are public providers.
Legacy is an Australian non-profit organisation established in 1923 by ex-servicemen. The organisation has the aim of caring for the dependents of deceased Australian service men and women.
Lutheran Aged Care
Aim to see the care of the ageing as a significant and flourishing ministry of the church.
Macular Disease Foundation Australia
Macular Disease Foundation Australia is the voice of Australia's macular disease community, advocating in the best interests of the community for optimum outcomes, using our strength and expertise.
National Aboriginal Community-Controlled Health Organisation
The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) is the national leadership body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in Australia. Our organisation provides advice and guidance to the Australian Government on policy and budget matters while advocating for community-developed health solutions that contribute to the quality of life and improved health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
National LGBTI Health Alliance
The National LGBTI Health Alliance is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people and other sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTI) people and communities
National Rural Health Alliance
The National Rural Health Alliance is Australia's peak non-government organisation for rural and remote health. The Alliance began in 1991
Older Persons Advocacy Network
Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) Older Persons Advocacy Network offer free, independent and confidential services that focus on supporting older people and their representatives to raise and address issues relating to accessing and interacting with Commonwealth funded aged care services.
Palliative Care Australia
Palliative Care Australia is the national peak body for palliative care. It represents all those who work towards high quality palliative care for all Australians.
Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) Alliance
The PICAC Alliance is a unified national body comprising of each state and territory specific Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) funded organisations.
Presbyterian Care Australia
Presbyterian Care Australia is a nation-wide alliance committed to providing excellent care and accommodation to older people. Members representing their respective states
The PHN Cooperative is a collective function of which all 31 PHNs in Australia are members.
Public Sector Residential Aged Care Leadership Committee
The PSRAC Leadership Committee comprises nominated executive directors of nursing with overall responsibility for the management of RAC within Victorian public health services. The executive directors of nursing on the PSRAC Leadership Committee are nominated representatives from the three public sector directors of nursing
(DoN) statewide committees: the metropolitan, regional and small rural DoN committees
Retirement Living Council
The Retirement Living Council is a specialist division of the Property Council of Australia. Together, both entities represent a large number of retirement community owners, operators and developers, plus associate members with a direct interest in the retirement living sector
Returned & Services League of Australia
The Returned and Services League, Australia is a support organisation for men and women who have served or are serving in the Defence Force.
Speech Pathology Australia
Speech Pathology Australia is the national peak body for the speech pathology profession in Australia. Speech pathologists are university trained allied health professionals with expertise in the assessment and treatment of communication and/or swallowing difficulties.
The Stroke Foundation is a national charity that partners with the community to prevent, treat and beat stroke.
Occupational Therapy Australia
OTA is the peak professional body representing the interests of OTs across Australia. We enable lifelong learning, promote the future of OT and foster evidence-based practice.
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia is the Pharmacy Owners' representative. It is not the Pharmacy professional body.
The Royal Society for the Blind
The Royal Society for the Blind (RSB) is a not-for-profit organisation providing services to Australians who have a severe vision impairment.
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army Australia is an international Christian movement, united by faith and giving hope where it’s needed most.
United Workers Union
The United Workers’ Union is an Australian trade union and covers more than 150,000 workers within over 45 industries--including aged care workers.
UnitingCare Australia is the national body for the Uniting Church’s community services network and an agency of the Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia.
Vision Australia is a leading national provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia.
NATIONAL AGED CARE ALLIANCE
Alliance members are concerned about the adequacy of aged care funding and the future sustainability of services. The funding of aged care and the establishment of industry wide benchmarks of care which link staffing levels, skills mix and funding to quality outcomes for recipients of aged care services, are the major focus.