Advocare provides education sessions for those working with older people, aged care clients, students and community groups. We also custom design sessions as required. Please refer to the session outlines below. To request a booking please complete the form or contact the Education Coordinator on: (08) 9479 7566, Freecall 1800 655 566 (Country Callers) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Residents and relatives – An Advocate will speak with residents about their rights and responsibilities, the complaints process and how Advocare can help. This is usually a 30 minute session and often takes place during residents and relatives' meetings. Where residents are too frail to attend a meeting an advocate may visit them individually.
- Staff – Topics include: Advocare and its role, advocacy, rights and responsibilities, complaints handling, and elder abuse in residential care. This is usually either a one hour or two hour workshop. (costs may be applied in some circumstances)
- Clients – An Advocate will speak with clients about their rights and responsibilities, the complaints process and how Advocare can help.
- Staff – Topics include: Advocare and its role, advocacy, rights and responsibilities, complaints handling and elder abuse. Sessions are either one or two hours in most circumstances and include group activities and case studies.
Elder Abuse Prevention
- Clients and general community – An Advocate will provide information and encourage discussion about financial and psychological mistreatment, strategies for prevention, how to help others who are experiencing mistreatment and help available through Advocare. Longer sessions that cover all aspects of mistreatment are also available. Sessions are interactive and are available between 30 minutes and 2 hours.
- Staff and Students – An Advocate will discuss human rights, forms of elder abuse, examples, signs of abuse, statistics, what to do if elder abuse is experienced, witnessed or suspected and how Advocare can assist. Sessions are either one or two hours in most circumstances and include group activities and case studies. Costs may apply.
Aboriginal Advocacy Program
- Clients and general community - An Advocate (usually from our Aboriginal Advocacy Program) will talk to groups or individuals about HACC services, assistance available through Advocare and aged care choices. These can be formal or informal sessions.
- Staff and Students – Topics include, working with older Aboriginal people, ways to make the provision of service more culturally appropriate, Advocare and its role, advocacy, rights and responsibilities of aged care clients and mistreatment of older adults by family or friends. Sessions are usually either one or two hours.
Education is provided statewide, conditions apply.
Sessions may be customised to suit your group, please speak to our education coordinator about your needs