The aged-care sector currently supports a large number of older Australians to remain in their homes, with residential services provided to approximately 5 per cent of people over 65 years. These supports need to take into account particular issues faced by older people living with HIV, especially when by 2020, 50 per cent of all people living with HIV in Australia will be over 50 years of age. (ASHM)
Currently, aged-care services do not understand the needs of older HIV-positive people and as a result, discriminate against this cohort because of fear or HIV. (GRAI)
“For almost a day and a half, nobody came and talked to me… because I am positive” – Kenneth, 65
Be empowered with knowledge provided to you today, to enhance the client-carer relationship and become a leader for quality customer service. Attend WA AIDS Council's Aged Care Training for PLHIV Support Workers.
This 2 hour course provide aged care support workers with a thorough understanding of HIV and stigma. Training can be provided both on or off site.
If you are interested in attending this course or would like further information, please contact:
Ph: 08 9482 0000
Hear from a valued client:
“WA AIDS Council conducted training for almost 70 Brightwater staff working in aged care including nurses, client coordinators, assessors and support workers. The information was extremely well presented, current and tailored specifically for people working with in aged care. The training was well received and staff reported they now have a much greater understanding of HIV/AIDS and well prepared to provide services to people living with HIV. We look forward to continuing to work with WA AIDS Council!”
(Sandy Komen, Manager, Brightwater At Home).