Co.As.It. aged care provides assistance to staff who provide aged care services to Italian speaking clients and residents. This assistance includes the creation of resources, information sessions and partnerships which contribute to the delivery of culturally aware service to the Italian community.
The list of services and resources:
Cultural briefings delivered to residential aged care facility and community care service staff, including palliative care and the Italian culture.
Information sessions on palliative care, community care, residential care and respite services, managing medications, delivered in Italian to the community.
Assistance given to residential aged care services to create events that celebrate Italian culture, form connections with the community, create weekly programs that cater for italian leisure and religious preferences, address the residential aged care standards with an Italian perspective.
A profile of the Italian Australian Culture – Cultural Profile booklet
Italian Services Directory – Aged Care Services guide in Italian
Italian Language Pocket Guide for aged care services – Language Guide
Embracing Culture – aged care service provision to Italians – DVD on the Italian Australian culture in English
Services for the Aged – DVD on aged care services in Italian with English subtitles.
Caring for the Carer – Package of information on assistance available to carers