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  1. Medical treatment decision makers

    13 Jun 2018

    You can appoint someone to be your medical power of attorney, also known as ‘enduring power of attorney (medical treatment)’, to make medical decisions on your behalf when, in certain circumstances...

  2. Elder abuse

    31 May 2018

    Any act occurring within a relationship where there is an implication of trust, which results in harm to an older person. Abuse may be physical, sexual, financial, psychological, social and/or...

  3. Foster care, permanent care and adoptive parent support services

    18 Apr 2018

    Provides an overview of the financial and family support services available to foster carers, families providing permanent care and adoptive parents...

  4. Healthcare decision-making – options, benefits and risks

    11 Mar 2018 Healthcare decision-making – options, benefits and risks

    Ask a doctor and research health information when making a health decision. This will include the cost, timing and regularity of medical treatment...

  5. Sex and chronic illness

    14 Feb 2018

    Sexuality is a key part of human nature. Expressing sexuality in satisfying ways is important for everyone, including people with a disability. Some people with disability may need additional support...

  6. Carers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

    14 Feb 2018

    Care in culturally and linguistically diverse communities may be supported by extended family networks...

  7. Carer services - home help and support

    08 Feb 2018

    As circumstances change it is important to continually assess what services and home assistance will be most helpful...

  8. Carer rights and recognition

    12 Dec 2017

    Respect, consideration, recognition and support are some of the principles that guide how government departments, local councils and government-funded services work with carers and people who are...

  9. Caring for someone with mental illness

    12 Dec 2017

    Being a carer for someone with a mental illness can be emotionally and physically demanding, but it can also be a rewarding experience...

  10. Financial support for carers

    27 Nov 2017

    The Australian and Victorian Governments offer a number of carer support services to people who provide care to someone with a disability or mental illness, with a medical condition, after an illness...