About Multicultural Aged Care Inc.
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Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, under the PICAC (Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care) Programme, Multicultural Aged Care Inc. provides: Identification of the special needs and barriers for accessing services for older people from diverse cultural backgrounds. Information to policy makers, service providers and other stakeholders about the issues affecting aged people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Support for culturally and linguistically diverse communities and aged care service providers in the development of sustainable partnerships by way of clusters, ethno-specific or multicultural aged care services. Assistance to service providers to gain the knowledge, understanding and skills to deliver culturally inclusive services. Development of resources on culturally appropriate aged care. Promotion and encouragement for the participation of ethnic communities as an essential element in the planning, development and delivery of culturally appropriate services. Promotion of high quality care practices within the aged care sector. The Commonwealth Home Support Programme funds Multicultural Aged Care to: Assist ethnic communities to develop and deliver services for their older people. Assist mainstream service providers to improve their responsiveness to the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse communities.