Summer Foundation Projects Support Officer Helen Jeisman chats with our UpSkill Lead Linda Hughes about her experiences and advice to support coordinators:
A new Summer Foundation resource is the first step in finding housing and moving patients with disability along the hospital discharge pathway more efficiently.
The Housing Needs and Preferences to Support Discharge Guide and Template are for health professionals to support a person with disability to describe the housing and support they want and need so that they can be discharged to suitable housing.
The Summer Foundation believes that the proposed midyear rollout of independent assessments should be postponed and an evidence based pilot, co-designed with people with disability, disability organisations and other experts in the field implemented.
Despite the unprecedented challenges of the past year I am delighted about the strong progress that is being made on several fronts towards our goal of keeping younger people out of aged care.
The long-awaited final report of the Aged Care Royal Commission provides great reason for optimism (see here).
The Summer Foundation has welcomed the key recommendations relating to younger people with disability outlined in the final report of the Aged Care Royal Commission.
The Summer Foundation has developed The Housing Needs and Preferences to Support Discharge Guide and Template for health professionals to support a person with disability to be discharged from hospital to suitable housing.
The Housing Hub’s extensive range of workshops and events has kicked off for 2021.
More than 12,000 people have signed a petition calling for minimum accessibility standards in new homes to meet the needs of all Australians.
The Summer Foundation and La Trobe University has conducted national surveys of people with mobility impairment and occupational therapists (OTs) about housing accessibility features.
Without effective support coordination it can be difficult for younger people with high and complex needs to avoid or exit residential aged care (RAC).