Visiting residential aged care facilities
The latest updates to the ‘Industry Code for Visiting in Aged Care’ endorsed by the Cabinet are provided here.
The Cabinet’s focus is to ensure the importance of maintaining the health and wellbeing of older people during this time. “We are pleased that under the changes, each aged care resident can be visited by one essential visitor at all times, including during management of outbreak or exposure.” Access the Cabinet communique.
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Do you have any concerns about being able to visit your loved one?
You’re not alone. We’ve received many calls from concerned friends, family and relatives unable to visit their loved ones due to restrictions. We can help you understand and resolve any concerns you may have based on the current government guidelines.
Advocare continues to provide free and confidential advocacy services to clients across WA over the phone on 9479 7566 or freecall 1800 655 566 between 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday. and by email at email@example.com
The WA Elder Abuse Helpline 1300 724 679 is open from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.
Information and resources on COVID-19
For information on COVID-19, please refer to the following resources:
- Read the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) health alert from the Australian Government Department of Health
- Stay up-to-date with the latest updates in Western Australia via the WA Health Department website
- Learn where the COVID clinics are around WA, as well as who should attend
- Keep up-to-date with the latest health alert information for the health and aged care sector
- The Department of Health has prepared an information sheet for older Australians, their family and friends about how to protect older Australians from the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Find a collection of easy-to-read COVID-19 fact sheets here.
- HealthyWA has provided a dedicated page for health-related resources for Aboriginal people here
- Check out Coronavirus information in your language – news and information about coronavirus (COVID-19) is available in 63 languages.
- Interruptions to Daily Living Guide compiled by Council on the Ageing (COTA) specifically to support older Western Australians to manage their daily routine in the face of COVID-19 disruptions.
*Page updated 10 March 2022