National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health 2003-2013

Aged Care

To ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enjoy a healthy life equal to that of the general population that is enriched by a strong living culture, dignity and justice.

Page last updated: 30 August 2011

Longer Term Priority Actions (current year and beyond)
(Specific Strategies)

Lead Agency
(Contributing agencies)

Aged Care

117. Investigate opportunities to build cross-agency links in planning, program development and service delivery, including:
  • through the ICC network, including support for Shared Responsibility Agreements and Regional Partnership Agreements as a means of meeting local and regional needs.
  • through Framework Agreement Health Forums, including in planning of community care and residential services.
  • through improved coordination between Home and Community Care service providers and community health service providers.

see also actions 4, 28, 57, 68, 76, 81, 93, 105, 125 and 156.
118. Work with relevant agencies, including aged care peak bodies, to improve the appropriateness and accessibility of aged care
119. Investigate opportunities including through ICCs for collaborative capital works and infrastructure developments. DoHA (FaCSIA)
120. Ensure aged care training programs incorporate the specific and distinct needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. DoHA
121. Provide assistance to support the viability and sustainability of aged care services in remote areas.DoHA
122. Support dementia training, awareness raising and increased knowledge about dementia in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
123. Increase the availability of, and access to, aged care services in community settings.DoHA
124. Increase access to Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) services by end of 2008. DoHA