PICAC in the NT
In the Northern Territory the Partners in Culturally Appropriate Aged Care (PICAC) program is managed by COTA NT (also known as Council on the Ageing – Northern Territory).
A dedicated staff member works on the program and its aims to:
- Ensure the special needs of older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are identified and addressed
- Improve the partnerships between aged care providers, culturally and linguistically diverse communities and the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.
How this is achieved
Our Program Manager delivers the PICAC program through a wide program of activities based on networking – making connections within the NT community through events and meetings; and representation – giving CaLD seniors a voice at advisory groups and forums, service delivery and training.
- Cultural expertise
- Events and training
- Programs and projects
- Advanced care planning
- MASP (Multicultural affairs sponsorship program)
- Migration stories
- See Me Know Me – PICAC NT supports Meaningful Ageing Australia‘s campaign to help older people, their families and carers start the right conversations with aged care providers. The kit (offered also in Chinese, Greek, Italian, and Khmer) includes suggestions for ‘conversation starters’ – designed for you to use with aged care providers, so you know they ‘see you and know you’ (view See Me Know Me resources)
- Aged care and culturally appropriate aged care
- Cultural background resources
- Health care issues for older Territorians
To find out more about PICAC in the NT or to request tailored training for your organisation, contact the PICAC Program Manager.