Ageism is a common experience in Australia. Its negative impacts on health and wellbeing are significant. For this reason, NARI has developed an age-positive language guide. The guide provides practical examples of how words, phrases, and images can better portray older people and combat ageism.
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Final Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and SafetyOlder persons mental health | 2021
In the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care, titled Care, Dignity and Respect, Royal Commissioners made a call for fundamental reform of the aged care system as well as recommendations regarding improved access to older persons mental health services.
Working with Older People to Make Recovery Real in Later LifeOlder persons mental health | Recovery & supported decision making | Service development | 2017
This article includes participant discussions from a 2017 event titled "Working with Older People to Make Recovery Real in Later Life" hosted by Health Education and Training Institute, and NSW Older People’s Mental Health Policy Unit
Aged Care Diversity Framework InitiativeDiversity | Older persons mental health | 2017
This framework sets out how our aged care system can meet the diverse needs of all older Australians. It includes action plans for government, aged care providers and consumers. It also provides resources to help providers meet the goals of the framework. Page includes description and links.