As the peak body recognised by both state and federal governments, Advocare works to promote the rights of people in Western Australia. Through our programs, we ensure that people are satisfied with their aged care services, retain their independence, and help people who are experiencing, or at risk of elder abuse.
As a part of our commitment, we offer a free, state-wide education program to:
- Increase awareness of aged and community services
- Raise awareness of elder abuse
- Increase the capacity of aged care staff
Our sessions are fully interactive and are delivered at your organisation or community group by an experienced Advocate. If required we can tailor sessions to meet your needs.
To request a booking please complete the form or contact the Marketing and Community Engagement Coordinator on: (08) 9479 7566, Freecall 1800 655 566 (Country Callers) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Home and Community Care Education Program
Staff (1 hour)
An interactive session which details the rights of aged care clients, the responsibilities of staff, complaints handling, and elder abuse recognition and response.
Clients (30 minutes)
Clients are provided with information on how to address aged care service concerns, their rights and responsibilities as a client, what elder abuse is, and how to prevent it.
Carers (30 minutes)
For carers who need to understand more about the aged care system, their role as a carer and what services can be accessed.
Residential Aged Care Education Program
Staff (1 hour)
A comprehensive session for staff covering the rights of residents, their responsibilities, how to facilitate complaints and advocate on behalf of a resident, and elder abuse recognition and response.
Residents and Relatives (30 minutes)
Residents and their relatives will hear about the rights and responsibilities of the resident, how to raise a concern and the process, and the purpose of free and professional advocacy.
Elder Abuse Prevention Program
Older Community member groups (1 hour)
Groups will hear about human rights, elder abuse, what to do if abuse is experienced, witnessed or suspected, and preventative strategies.
Health and Allied Health Professionals (1 hour)
A comprehensive session that covers elder abuse recognition and response. Participants will be provided with the latest information and resources to assist them to prevent and address elder abuse.
Aboriginal Advocacy Program
Providers (1 hour)
A session for providers to hear about Advocare’s Aboriginal Program, what services are offered and how we can support clients.
Community Groups (1 hour)
A informal session to groups about how to access aged care services, dealing with aged care service issues, what elder abuse is and preventative strategies.