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Advocacy, Education and a Voice for the Individual in Aged Care


Useful resources for Managers and Leaders in Aged Care
dealing with Coronavirus COVID-19 in Australia and around the world.

COVID 19 Resources

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

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

Audiology Australia 

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

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 

COTA Australia’s role is to promote, improve and protect the wellbeing of older people in Australia as citizens and consumers.

Dementia Australia

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 Australia

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

PHN Cooperative

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.

Stroke Foundation 

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

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

Vision Australia is a leading national provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia.


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.

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