As part of the national PICAC network, Fortis provides a collection of resources to support the aged care sector.

Arthritis Australia provides support and information to people with arthritis as well as their families and friends, promotes awareness of the challenges facing people with arthritis across the community, and to leaders in business, industry, and
government, funds research into potential causes and possible cures as well as better ways to live with arthritis, and aims to keep health professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and community nurses informed.

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Advance Care Planning Australia (ACPA) is a national program funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, enabling Australians to make the best choices for their life and health care. It provides information and resources to
individuals, care workers and healthcare professionals to improve this cooperation.

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As WA representatives for the PICAC alliance, Fortis Consulting are seeking your support in assisting the government’s evaluation of the Department of Health Aged Care COVID-19 Grief and Trauma Response Package. 

The Department is eager to hear from multicultural communities about what is working in the current Package and what needs to be improved. 

This is the stakeholder survey for people working in the aged care sector.

The BreastScreen WA program provides free screening mammograms to asymptomatic women and specifically targets women aged 50 to 74 years, as the scientific evidence of benefit from screening mammography is greatest for women in
this age group. However, all women 40 years or over are eligible to attend.

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Carers WA is a non-profit, community based organisation and registered charity dedicated to improving the lives of the estimated 320,000 family carers living in Western Australia.

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The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing provides expertise in culturally inclusive policy and practices for the aged services sector, supporting aged care providers to address the needs of older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The Centre also provides several multilingual resources for aged care consumers and providers.

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This short video, produced by the Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing and Red Hat Films, encourages older people from culturally & linguistically diverse backgrounds to ask for what they need from Aged Care Services.

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The Continence Foundation of Australia is the national peak body promoting bladder and bowel health. The Continence Foundation of Australia’s vision is to have a community free of the stigma of incontinence. We provide information on
funding, referral and products. We also offer free resources for individuals, carers and professionals to help treat bladder and bowel control problems.

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WA Health has developed a range of video and social media tiles to promote COVID-safety for WA’s culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) communities.

See the full line up of videos on WA Health’s Youtube.

The social media tiles  are available for download from the Healthy WA website.

The social media tiles for translated resources are available for download from the Healthy WA COVID-19 translated resources. 

The Dementia Australia website outlines steps you can take to find out more about dementia, including advice on observing warning signs and preparing a list of concerns to take to your doctor.

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Diabetes WA informs, educates and supports thousands of Western Australians, helping them to better manage their diabetes. This in turn enables them to lead happier, healthier lives.

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Elective surgery is a term used for non-emergency surgery which is medically necessary, but can be delayed for at least 24hours. People who need emergency treatment will not be placed on the elective surgery list. Elective surgery is usually
performed in an operating theatre or procedure room under some form of anaesthesia by a surgeon. Elective surgery is different to cosmetic surgery, which is not performed in public hospitals.

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On their page you will find information sheets and resources on the following topics: Recognising your heart attack, Chronic heart failure, Living with heart failure, Women and heart disease, Healthy eating, Smoking and your heart, Audio presentations, Heart attack warning signs action plans.

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Multicultural library provides  a safe and supportive space for seniors, including seniors from culturally and linguistically diverse, gender and sexuality diverse backgrounds and their carers to enjoy more than 3000 books in over 30 different languages and to access information about the aged care system in their own language.

Languages: English, Polish, Spanish, Italian, Czech, German, Dutch, French, Slovak, Hungarian, Danish, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Tamil, Vietnamese, Serbian, Hindi, Serbian, Macedonian, Swedish, Portuguese, Croatian, Indonesian, Russian, Maltese, Ukrainian, Hebrew, Malay languages and the collection is still growing.

The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) invites eligible people starting at age 50 and continuing to age 74 (without symptoms) to screen for bowel cancer using a free, simple test at home.

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The Office of the Public Advocate (OPA) works to promote and protect the human rights of more than 65,000 Western Australian adults with decision-making disabilities.

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Parkinson’s WA provides education, resources and support for health professionals working in the Parkinson’s community. Parkinson’s WA produce several resources specifically for Health Professionals including manuals for nurses, GPs and physiotherapists plus a variety of free brochures.

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Parkinson’s Western Australia Inc. provides a Parkinson’s Nurse Specialist Service; Support Networks for people with Parkinson’s and their family carers; and educational resources and training.

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Health tips to stay healthy when it’s hot.

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Stay On Your Feet® provides information and resources for older adults, their friends and family and health professionals to prevent slips, trips and falls.

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This tool can assist people to understand how their budget works depending on their level of the package. It explains the
different parts of the funding and how it relates to service delivery.

Language: English

People may use this chart to compare aged care service providers and their prices. Generally, aged care providers should disclose all of this information to you.

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The Multi Dose Webster-pak is a sealed weekly calendar pack designed to help people take their medication correctly, according to their doctor’s orders. All regular medication that needs to be taken each week is sealed within the blister
compartments. The Webster-pak is designed to be as simple as possible.

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This Western Australian Public Patients’ Hospital Charter pamphlet explains your rights and obligations as a public hospital patient and gives details about how you can provide feedback about your public hospital experience. WA
Health encourages all patients in our healthcare system to be active partners in their own health care. Ask your hospital for a copy of the pamphlet

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