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Multi-Purpose Services & Geriatric Services in rural Western Australia
The Multi-Purpose Service program is a joint commonwealth and state/territory government initiative developed in early 1990s to support the sustainability of health and aged care services in regional communities where health and aged care services were limited. This presentation will provide an overview of the program, and how it currently supports the care needs of older people in country Western Australia
- Learn about the Multi-Purpose Services program
- Discover the impact of the program on small regional, rural and remote communities
- Understand the goals of the program and how it aims to support care needs of older people in regional and remote communities
WA Division Committee Chair
Barbara is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work and teaching and research academic in the School of Allied Health at Curtin University. Barbara's research interests have a particular focus on ageing and disability issues (including aged and disability care and caregiving), elder abuse, human rights, and advocacy. She has conducted a number of research projects in these areas over the past 20 years, in partnership with both government and non-government organisations in Western Australia, Queensland, and nationally.
Hear from our speaker:
Director, Aged Care
WA Country Health Service
Marcelle James has been working with WA Country Health Services since October 2019 as Director, Aged Care. Prior to this, Marcelle has worked in community and aged care positions in State Government and not for profit organisations.