Recording available – ADF support to residential aged care webinar

A recording is now available of a special webinar held on Monday 21 February 2022 on the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Support in Residential Aged Care.

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Health sector

You can view the webinar at Australian Defence Support to Residential Aged Care – YouTube.

The one hour webinar, which includes a Q&A session, featured the following panellists:

  • Nicole Jarvis PSM, First Assistant Secretary, Department of Health
  • Deputy Commander, Brigadier Brendan Casey, Australian Defence Force
  • Lieutenant Commander Tom Miller, Australian Defence Force
  • Heather Gray OAM, CEO, Coburg Home for the Aged
  • Mercedes Benjamin, Manager, Coptic Village Hostel Inc.

Hosted by Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) and Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA), the webinar provides information for providers on:

  • the deployment of ADF personnel to support residential aged care facilities impacted by COVID-19 including Medical Teams and General Duties Teams
  • how the ADF teams are providing support in residential aged care facilities
  • first-hand experiences from provider perspectives on the support provided by ADF teams and the very positive impact on residents and workers
  • what to consider in requesting ADF support
  • how to request ADF support through your Department of Health case manager.

Further information is also available in the fact sheet – Australian Defence Force support to residential aged care facilities.