Rural and Remote Aged Care Resources

How does geographical location impact healthcare?

With 7 million people living in rural and remote locations throughout Australia, geographical location plays a pivotal role in access to healthcare and aged care services.

Our aged care resources for rural and remote communities includes information for healthcare workers and those who may be considering moving, as well as information on government initiatives targeted at improving rural/remote access and community health outcomes.

Key Organisations for Rural & Remote Healthcare

Peak bodies, advocacy groups and other organisations

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Organisation promoting health, wellbeing and safety of farm men, women, workers and families. Includes information and resources appropriate for consumers, families and health professionals.

Alliance of consumer groups, health professional bodies and service providers aiming to improve health and wellbeing in rural and remote Australians. Includes advocacy, fact sheets, policy, Australian Journal of Rural Health, conferences, events and programs.

For Consumers

Resources to use, together with consumers, to support their needs

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Health Professionals Resources to Support Rural & Remote People

Information, resources, and educational programs to assist health professionals  in supporting rural and remote older people/

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Guide to support health professionals considering or preparing to work in rural and remote settings, as well as their employers.

Organisation conducting high quality research and delivering evidence-based programs and services that improve mental health and wellbeing in rural and remote communities.

Professional body for remote and isolated health professionals in Australia. Provides education, support, and resources.

National body for health professionals working in rural health. Includes programs and resources to support health professionals to make healthcare more accessible to rural Australians.

National body for allied health professionals practicing in rural and remote areas. Provides support, resources and training to transitioning or established professionals.

Reports and Policy

Research papers, reports, reviews and guidelines providing a deeper, evidence-based perspective

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Framework for the delivery of health services in rural and remote Australia. Identifies issues that impact upon health care in this setting.

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