Useful websites

This is where you'll find links to websites with information about health, ageing and aged care issues.

Aged Care Australia
Aged Care Australia provides the community with access to government and non-government information and services. It includes comprehensive information about aged care accommodation, community care services, support for carers and important health issues. It also includes a link to the Agency’s published reports on homes.

Aged Care Advocacy Services
ACT Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Service
The Aged Care Rights Service TARS (New South Wales)
Queensland Aged and Disability Advocacy Inc QADA
Aged Rights Advocacy Service (South Australia)
Advocacy Tasmania
Elder Rights Advocacy (Victoria)
Advocare (Western Australia)
These organisations are Commonwealth-funded and provide information and publications on residents’ rights including in relation to elder abuse.

Alzheimer’s Australia
This website provides information on a range of issues relevant to health and personal care for residents with Alzheimer’s Disease including the documents.

Arthritis Australia
This website provides information on arthritis including various forms of therapy. 

Australian Guardianship and Administration Committee
This site provides information about the Australian Guardianship and Administration Committee with links to guardianship bodies in each state. These organisations have a role in protecting adults in Australia who do not have the capacity to make their own decisions including in relation to financial, medical and dental consent. They also provide various information on guardianship and other related issues.

Australian Multicultural Foundation
The Australian Multicultural Foundation in conjunction with RMIT University created the Aged Care Training Institute to provide training on working in a multicultural aged care environment.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is Australia's national agency for health and welfare statistics and information.

Benevolent Society 
The Benevolent Society has developed resources to help prevent the abuse of older people, increase awareness of abuse and to guide care-workers on how to respond if they see signs of abuse. This link includes various resources, including links to other sites.

Beyond Blue |
This website provides information and links to other websites on depression.

Black Dog Institute |
The Black Dog Institute is an educational, research, clinical and community-oriented facility offering specialist expertise in mood disorders. This site contains various resources including assessment tools and research.

Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing
The Centre for Cultural Diversity has been developed to guide and promote best practice standards of care that address cultural diversity across all levels of service design and delivery. It also contains resources in different languages.

Commonwealth Department of Immigration and Citizenship
This website provides information on immigration, multicultural issues and indigenous issues including Australia’s multicultural policy and links to other websites with information indigenous services and policies. By clicking here, there is access to a calendar which aims to raise awareness of the many cultural and religious events, festivals and days that are celebrated throughout Australia.

Commonwealth Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
This website provides information under "support for the aged" with a number of on-line publications on topics such as housing choices and investment options for older people.

Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing
This website includes a range of on-line publications about aged care. This site provides resources relating to expected outcomes across all four Accreditation Standards.

Commonwealth Department of Veterans’ Affairs
This website provides information about services and issues affecting veterans and their families. This includes information on residential aged care homes, falls prevention, and services to which veterans are entitled.

Continence Foundation of Australia
Information page from the Continence Foundation of Australia on the link between poor bladder or bowel control and depression.

Councils on the Ageing (COTA)
This website provides various resources including links, publications and journals in aged care.  It contains links to state and territory COTAs.

Deafness Forum
The Deafness Forum is the peak body for deafness in Australia. This website provides information on deafness as well as links to other useful websites. The Deafness Forum contributed to a presentation developed by the Agency which is available by clicking here.

Dementia Care Australia
This website contains information and articles relating to dementia with a strong focus on the individual. There is an abundance of information on maintaining the dignity of people with dementia and on activities appropriate to their needs. There is also some information on nutrition and other health-related issues.

Dementia Education Online
Dementia Education Online is a government initiative with three online training modules relating to dementia. These modules are: what is dementia, recognising dementia, and communication in dementia care.

Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (New South Wales)
This websites provides information on aged care issues and state policies.

Department of Health (Australian Capital Territory)
This website provides various information on health issues (including infection control and food safety) and includes information relating to aged care.

Department of Health (New South Wales) 
This websites provides various information on health issues (including infection control) and includes information relating to aged care.

Department of Health (Queensland) 
This website provides various information on health issues (including infection control and food safety) including those relating to aged care.

Department of Health (South Australia) 
This website provides various information on health issues (including infection control) and includes information relating to aged care.

Department of Health (Victoria) 
This website provides various information on health issues (including infection control and food safety) and includes information relating to aged care.

Department of Health (Western Australia)
This website provides various information on health issues (including infection control and food safety) and includes information relating to aged care.

Department of Health and Families (Northern Territory)
This website provides various information on health issues (including infection control and food safety) and includes information relating to aged care.

Department of Health and Human Services (Tasmania)
This website provides various information on health issues (including infection control and food safety) and includes information relating to aged care.

Department of Human Services (Victoria)
This website provides a variety of downloads and links for information on aged care.

Diabetes Australia
This website provides information, research and resources on diabetes.

Elder Abuse Prevention Unit (EAPU)
This website includes a range of information about the Elder Abuse Prevention Unit and elder abuse including downloadable fact sheets and multilingual brochures which are available in 15 different languages.

Greek Care
Greek Care provides practical advice and information on how to work with Greek elders. It includes information on how to be culturally sensitive to people with Greek culture, including information on communication, and spiritual needs.

HealthInsite
This website provides a range of information on health topics such as diabetes, cancer, mental health and asthma.

Heart Foundation
This website contains information on various heart health problems including through information pages and publications.

Huntington’s Disease Association Australia (WA)
Huntington’s Disease Association New South Wales
Huntington’s Disease Association Queensland
These websites contain information on Huntington’s Disease including in relation to nutrition, swallowing, cognition, communication and decision making.

Kidney Health Australia
This website provides information and resources on renal health.

Medical Care of Older Persons in Residential Aged Care Facilities - the Silver Book.

Mental Health Association
This website provides links to mental health associations in each state which in turn have other links to related websites as well as information on mental health issues.

Multicultural Aged Care - South Australia
This website has information on multiculturalism. This includes resources which outline some of the characteristics of specific cultures.

Multicultural Mental Health Australia
This website provides information and resources on mental health issues in relation to cultural aspects, and is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of Australia
This website contains information on multiple sclerosis (MS) including through research and publications. 

National Ageing Research Institute
This website contains a list of publications on various issues affecting older Australians.

National Seniors 
The official website of National seniors which is a non-profit organisation with over 190,000 members aged 50 and over nationally.

National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre (NSPAC)
National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre (NSPAC) was established in partnership with DHA and the University of the Sunshine Coast. It provides information on productive ageing through reports, presentations and research papers. 

National Stroke Foundation
Provides information on guidelines and pamphlets on stroke.

New South Wales Multicultural Health Communication Service
The New South Wales Multicultural Health Communication Service is funded by the New South Wales Department of Health and provides information, services and resources to assist health professionals to communicate with people from culturally and linguistically-diverse backgrounds.

NSW Transcultural Aged Care Service (TACS)
The NSW Transcultural Aged Care Service (TACS) provides advocacy and service support to improve the responsiveness of aged care providers toward culturally and linguistically diverse residents.

Nutrition Journal
This journal contains various articles on the effect of nutrition on various aged-related illnesses.

Office of the Public Guardian (Tasmania)
The Office of the Public Guardian promotes, speaks for, and protects the rights and interests of people with disabilities and acts as the guardian of people with disabilities when appointed by the Guardianship and Administration Board.

Older Women's Network
The Older Women’s Network (NSW) is an organisation committed to promoting the rights, dignity and wellbeing of older women. The website contains resources on wellness, indigenous matters and ageing issues for women.

Palliative Care Australia
Palliative Care Australia is the national peak body involved in palliative care. The website provides information on current projects, events and guidelines, including Guidelines for a Palliative Approach in Residential Aged Care.

Palliative Care Section of Department of Health and Ageing
This site contains various resources and publications including on training and palliative care for indigenous Australians.

Parkinson’s Association (New South Wales)
Parkinson's Association (Queensland)
Parkinson's Association (South Australia)
Parkinson's Association (Victoria)
Parkinson's Association (Western Australia)
These websites provide general information on Parkinson’s Disease including in relation to symptoms, treatment and lifestyle.

Public Advocate of the ACT
The Public Advocate of the ACT (PA ACT) is a statutory agency which with a range of unique functions and powers with respect to children and young people, and adults with a disability, who require protection from abuse, exploitation or neglect.

Respecting Patient Choices (Austin Health)
The Respecting Patient Choices Program is a program to support advance care planning. The website contains various information relating to advance care planning including ethno-legal information and case studies.

RPH Australia
RPH Australia is the national peak body for a network of unique, independent radio reading services striving to meet the daily information needs of over three million Australians with a print disability.

Seniors.gov.au 
This website provides information on services and rights to senior citizens.

Speech Pathology Australia
This website provides information on communication and swallowing.

University of the Third Age
This website provides information and resources on courses for older people and links to other University of the Third Age websites.

Vision Australia
This site contains information on vision impairment.