Age related dual sensory loss or deafblindness is an isolating disability for our growing ageing population.
Senses Australia is set to help end the isolation for many Australians by conducting an Australia wide project.
The project, Ending the Isolation, will assist those working in the aged care sector to identify when a person has a combination of a vision and hearing impairment.
Through this project, Senses Australia will educate and create resources for people working in the aged care industry, so they can support older Australians that receive care and give them the support they need.
During the next two years, thanks to funding from the Commonwealth Government’s Department of Social Services, the project will undertake significant research with the help of people receiving services from aged care providers in Western Australia. Findings will assist in developing resources as well as information packages, which will be available to the aged care sector nationwide.
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