The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we care for a person at the end of life, as well as how we support those who are grieving. With the current restrictions still in place, family carers can face more challenges in caring for a person with palliative care needs. To support family carers, CarerHelp…Details
With the upcoming Western Australian state election coming up, the Western Australian Association for Mental Health (WAAMH) has launched an important campaign calling for commitments to correctly fund mental health community support services and preventative programs throughout Western Australia. COTA WA urges our members to support this important initiative. Further details can be found on…Details
Many of our mallwalkers and programs have kept up-to-date by going online using social media, zoom, skype, emails or even postcards to stay in touch.Recently, with the easing of restrictions, our COTA mallwakers have begun to add outdoor walks in small groups to their routines again. Right now, the WA COVID-19 Roadmap is in place…Details
While Australia has managed to contain and control the Coronavirus in a relatively short period of time (compared to other countries), the road to recovery is likely to be a long and winding one. The majority of seniors have faced this period of isolation with stoicism and a good dose of common sense, not withstanding…Details
Previously we had raised the difficulties older Australians are having finding substantial supports during the pandemic however, new national research finds a silver lining to the pandemic in the uptake of technology by older Australians. In a new, national survey by the Global Centre for Modern Ageing, they found that 21% of participants have used…Details
Curtin Volunteers!, the volunteer hub at Curtin University is eager to engage with aged care organisations to connect university student volunteers with our seniors via phone/email/video call. The aim of any such partnership would be to create important intergenerational connections and give senior citizens a chance to share some companionship. The format of such a…Details
Due to the unfolding nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fortis Consulting will be moving the Dementia Australia – Your Brain Matters program to online sessions throughout April to June 2020. Clients, carers, family carers, community members, aged care workers and anyone interested in learning a little more about Dementia is invited to attend. Your can…Details
COVID-19 themed scams and fraud are likely to increase over the coming months.
Scammers use fake emails, phone calls or text messages to try and obtain personal information. They
pretend to be from your bank, the World Health Organization, government, charities or legitimate
businesses like travel agents, electricity, phone or internet providers, or your local supermarket.