Special Webinar – Australian Defence support to residential aged care

Join this webinar to hear from the ADF on what their staff can do at your service and how you can access this support.

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Health sector

Join a special free webinar at 1.00pm – 2:00pm AEDT on Monday 21 February 2022 about the Australian Defence Support to Residential Aged Care.

This webinar is hosted by Leading Age Services Australia and Aged and Community Services Australia.

The workforce pressures being experienced by residential aged care due to the impact of Omicron within and around services has been the most challenging of the whole COVID pandemic.

The Australian Defence Force has personnel in all jurisdictions to support residential aged care facilities impacted by COVID-19. Please refer to the attached factsheet

Join this webinar to hear from the ADF what their staff can do at your service and how you can access this support to take best advantage of this injection of workforce into the sector.  You’ll be able to ask questions to test whether the ADF staff would be appropriate for you.

You’ll be able to express an interest in this service through your Commonwealth case officer and through a network of ADF liaison support staff who will be working with ACSA and LASA staff.

Medical Teams

Teams of ADF personnel including Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses and general duties can be deployed to RACFs to supplement both clinical and non-clinical workforce. These teams are generally deployed for a one-week duration. Configurations of these teams can be flexible to meet the RACFs needs.

General Duties Teams

Teams of ADF general duties personnel can assist with non-clinical duties such as:

  • resident communication with families
  • companionship
  • meal delivery
  • general cleaning
  • staff and visitor screening
  • administration and logistics.

While these are not clinical teams, they can reduce the burden on your clinical staff by taking on non-clinical functions.

Who should attend? CEOs, IPC leads and senior residential aged care staff

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