Fact Sheets

/images/AgedCare/FactSheets/olderaus.jpeg

Transitioning into aged care for older adults

Moving from a family home onto Residential aged care (RAC) is a major life transition for older people. It can be difficult and stressful for all involved, and there is often grief and loss which accompanies change as we age.

Transitioning into aged care for older adults
/images/AgedCare/FactSheets/Forgotten.jpeg

The Grief and Loss of Forgotten Australians

Forgotten Australians/Care Leavers are the 500,000+ adult survivors of institutional care homes in Australia during the last century (orphanages, foster homes and institutions). They are the now-adult children who were separated from their families.

The Grief and Loss of Forgotten Australians
/images/AgedCare/FactSheets/olderaus2.jpeg

Transitioning into aged care for family and friends

It can be difficult for many people when an older person transitions into Residential Aged Care (RAC). Family members, carers or friends are very likely to experience grief and loss as they encounter change, and a different way of life emerges. Somet

Transitioning into aged care for family and friends
/images/AgedCare/FactSheets/mental.jpg

What is Trauma in Older Adults

Broadly, trauma is ‘a subjective psychological, emotional and physical response to a deeply distressing or disturbing event or series of events’.

What is Trauma in Older Adults
/images/AgedCare/FactSheets/LQBTI.jpeg

LGBTI+, grief and loss and ageing

Grief is the natural response to loss, and most people, over time, adjust to loss in their own unique way. Sometimes, however, additional stressors or factors make loss more difficult to adapt to. Historically people who identify as lesbian, gay, b

LGBTI+, grief and loss and ageing
/images/AgedCare/FactSheets/lonely.jpg

Loneliness & Social Isolation

Loneliness is the feeling of being alone, regardless of the amount of social contact. Loneliness can affect us socially, emotionally and on an existential level. Social isolation is a lack of social connections

Loneliness & Social Isolation
/images/AgedCare/FactSheets/david-clode-U09n-ztENGE-unsplash.jpg

Veterans Entering Residential Aged Care

ANZAC is not merely about loss, it is about courage, and endurance, and duty, and love of country, and mateship, and good humour, and the survival of a sense of self-worth and decency in the face of dreadful odds

Veterans Entering Residential Aged Care
/images/AgedCare/CALD.jpeg

Responding to the grief and loss of older people from culturally and linguistically diverse commun

The phrase culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) is a broad term used to describe communities with diverse languages, ethnic backgrounds, nationalities, traditions, and religions. Australia is a multicultural country with many different custom

Responding to the grief and loss of older people from culturally and linguistically diverse commun
/images/AgedCare/FactSheets/olderaus.jpeg

Copy of Transitioning into aged care for older adults

Moving from a family home onto Residential aged care (RAC) is a major life transition for older people. It can be difficult and stressful for all involved, and there is often grief and loss which accompanies change as we age.

Copy of Transitioning into aged care for older adults
/images/AgedCare/Banners/older-caucasian-woman-with-dog.jpg

Companion Animal Loss

The grief experienced following the loss of a companion animal is real. For some people, a companion animal may be their most central and vital relationship. Pets are especially valued at times of crisis, loss or adversity. They provide social and em

Companion Animal Loss
/images/AgedCare/Banners/older-asian-male-being-comforted-by-old-asian-woman.jpg

What Do I Say When Someone Is Grieving?

When a person is grieving it can be hard to know what to say. The empathy we feel may urge us to want to ‘take away’ a person’s suffering or distract them from painful feelings. We might feel uncomfortable with tears or worry that we have caused unne

What Do I Say When Someone Is Grieving?
/images/AgedCare/Banners/arab-woman.jpeg

Aged Care COVID-19 Fact Sheets - Arabic

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement publishes fact sheets in a wide range of community languages.

Aged Care COVID-19 Fact Sheets - Arabic
/images/AgedCare/Banners/older-ethnic-woman-in-wheelchair.jpg

Ageing and self-compassion

This means consciously extending kindness to self, understanding that there is common humanity in suffering and having the ability to pay attention to the present moment without judgement. People high in self compassion may be more likely to act proa

Ageing and self-compassion
/images/AgedCare/Banners/chinese-man.jpeg

Aged Care COVID-19 Fact Sheets - Chinese Traditional

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement publishes fact sheets in a wide range of community languages.

Aged Care COVID-19 Fact Sheets - Chinese Traditional
/images/AgedCare/Homepage/anniversaries.jpeg

Grief anniversaries and significant events

When we are bereaved the calendar of our life is altered forever. It becomes divided into the time before and alter the death. We may find that there will be certain times that may trigger a grief response. This response sometimes called an 'annivers

Grief anniversaries and significant events
/images/AgedCare/Homepage/worker.jpeg

Self-care for workers

If individuals, employers and organisations want to ensure healthy, safe and energetic workplaces, they will need to encourage, model and practice self-care and make it part of their risk management protocols.

Self-care for workers
/images/AgedCare/Banners/chinese%20coup;le.jpeg

Aged Care COVID-19 Fact Sheets - Chinese Simplified

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement publishes fact sheets in a wide range of community languages.

Aged Care COVID-19 Fact Sheets - Chinese Simplified
/images/AgedCare/Banners/Having-A-Yarn.jpg

Having a Yarn - Final Footprints: My Culture, My Kinship, My Country

In celebration of NAIDOC Week 2021 Palliative Care Australia presented a webinar titled, Having a Yarn – Final Footprints: My Culture, My Kinship, My Country.

Having a Yarn - Final Footprints: My Culture, My Kinship, My Country
/images/AgedCare/Homepage/non-death.jpeg

Non-death Grief and Loss

Often these losses have no foreseeable end. There can be a sense of helplessness as the future looks unpredictable. There may also be a disparity between future hope and the reality of life. This disparity and ongoing painful feelings can cause chron

Non-death Grief and Loss
/images/AgedCare/FactSheets/Resilisence-and-aged-care.jpg

Resilience and Aged Care

As we age, we are more likely to experience bereavement resulting from multiple deaths as well as non-death related grief and loss. We may experience losses such as a decline in our mental and physical health, loss of memory, loss of home as we kno

Resilience and Aged Care

View our webinars

View