Aboriginal Cultural safety

Ananda implementing a Dementia Training Australia culturally safe assessment tool

During NAIDOC Week ten Ananda staff from Hope Valley and Findon attended a half day workshop presented on behalf of DTA by Michael Page (Resident Focused Care Advocate at Ananda) and Parry Agius of Linking Futures.

Staff learned about yarning styles of communication, Aboriginal connections to lands and historical factors in health outcomes. They also learned how to use a unique culturally safe assessment tool for Aboriginal residents with dementia.

This workshop is part of Ananda’s year long training partnership with DTA and also begins a propsective partnership with Linking Futures to work together to develop a culturally safe aged care environment for residents from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.

From front to back (R-L): Karen Daniels (DON), Parry Agius, Vanessa Lovegrove-Buckskin, David Connell, Ailyne Kropinieri, Emily Recknagel, Cheryl Scott, Allison Rossiter, Sally Feo, Belinda Cavailuolo, Karen Steer.