Enabling our residents to have better quality of life as they age

Quality of life is not just about adding extra years, instead the focus is on helping older people get the best out of their life.

Through our ongoing needs assessment work, community representatives and stakeholders have identified local needs for consideration. We will continue our process of engagement and consultation with them as we progress our healthy ageing activities.

COORDINARE has received funding from the Department of Health and Aged Care to design, commission and deliver initiatives that focus on the health and wellbeing needs of older people, including those accessing aged care services.

This work started with psychological services for people in Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs), and then included ensuring access to COVID-19 vaccines and appropriate medical care if they are COVID-positive.

Find out more about our existing healthy ageing initiatives:

  • Nurse with elderly male patient.

    Living with COVID – aged care related activities

    COORDINARE has been involved in the ongoing coordination of immunisation for RACF residents and staff. 

    We have also been overseeing programs that provide management of COVID-positive people in the community by primary care.

  • Older woman sitting in chair and looking out the window.

    PHN COVID-19 emergency mental health support – older Australians 

    Targeting people over 65, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over 55, living either in the community or in RACFs who are experiencing social isolation or loneliness as a result of the pandemic and who are at risk of, or have, mental health issues (to December 2022).

  • Health professional sitting and talking with patient.

    Psychological therapies for people in Residential Aged Care Facilities

    Addressing service gaps in the provision of psychological therapies for people in under-serviced or hard to reach populations, including in-reach services to RACFs.

COORDINARE healthy ageing initiatives

Responses to the Royal Commission

More recently, our work included funding to address issues identified in the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety regarding access to primary care and allied health services. You can find out more about these initiatives below.