Family, Friends, Carers

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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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What is Grief

For some, grief is expressed through obvious signs of distress and a desire to talk. For others, they may be more private or reluctant to talk and prefer to keep busy. Some people feel their grief more whereas others may think about their grief and w

What is Grief