7th INTERNATIONAL. CARERS CONFERENCE
Amcal has built its reputation on providing health and wellbeing solutions to Australians for more 80 years. Amcal puts professional health care within reach of every Australian.
From prescription care to heart health support, health tests to pain relief, Amcal’s growing range of services are redefining pharmacy care; making health advice and support more available, affordable and accessible to those in need.
The Australian Government, through the Department of Social Services (DSS), is working to improve the lifetime wellbeing of people and families in Australia by encouraging independence and participation and supporting a cohesive society.
It is estimated over two and a half million Australians care for a loved one, friend or neighbour on a regular basis. DSS funds a range of programs, services and payments to support carers in their caring role.
Practical information for carers is available through Carer Gateway online at www.carergateway.gov.au or by calling 1800 422 737.
Our purpose is helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives. With no shareholders, we reinvest our profits in more and better healthcare for around 32 million customers in 190 countries.
In Australia and New Zealand we are a diverse health and care company. In addition to our health, travel, pet, car, home and life insurances, we operate dental clinics, aged care homes, retirement villages, optical stores, GP clinics, rehabilitation centres, wellness and medical visa services.
We’re also making a difference through our Bupa Health Foundation – one of Australia’s largest corporate foundations dedicated to health – turning breakthrough research into real health and care improvements for over 10 years.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing disability support.
The NDIS will provide all Australians under the age of 65 who have a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to enjoy an ordinary life.
The NDIS will help people with disability achieve their goals. This may include greater independence, community involvement, employment and improved wellbeing.
As an insurance scheme, the NDIS takes a lifetime approach, investing in people with disability early to improve their outcomes later in life.
The NDIS also provides people with disability, their family and carers with information and referrals to existing support services in the community.
By 2019, the NDIS will support about 460,000 Australians with disability.
13SICK, National Home Doctor Service is Australia’s largest network of home visiting doctors. Our team of 800+ doctors provides urgent after hours medical care to patients at home and in aged care residences.
13SICK gives patients across Australia access to urgent medical attention at night and on weekends, when GP Practices are closed. Our Doctors treat acute, episodic illnesses and injuries, such as respiratory infections, migraines, gastro, fevers, urinary tract infections, and injuries from falls: conditions that, while not life-threatening, require urgent medical attention. All doctor home visits are bulk billed for patients with a Medicare or Gold DVA card.
Formed in 1928, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia is a peak national employer organisation, which represents Australia’s 5,500 community pharmacies. The Guild has a National office in Canberra and Branch offices in every State and Territory. We own a number of successful companies, including the Guild Group (insurance, superannuation, legal), Gold Cross (products and services) and GuildLink (consumer medicines information, medicine compliance and pharmacy services platforms).
SA Health is committed to protecting and improving the health of all South Australians by providing leadership in health reform, public health services, health and medical research, policy development and planning, with an increased focus on wellbeing, illness prevention, early intervention and quality care.
SA Health is the brand name for the health portfolio of services and agencies responsible to the Minister for Health, the Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse and the Minister for Ageing.
The portfolio consists of the Department for Health and Ageing, Central Adelaide Local Health Network, Northern Adelaide Local Health Network, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network, Women’s and Children’s Health Network, Country Health SA Local Health Network, and SA Ambulance Service.
SA Health provides many important services to the South Australian community including:
- public hospitals
- metropolitan and country health service delivery
- environmental health
- communicable disease control
- health promotion
- pathology services
- drug and alcohol services
- emergency and ambulance
- organ donation.
Dementia Support Australia (DSA) is a partnership, led by HammondCare, that provides the national Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service and Severe Behaviour Response Teams.
DSA provides support and advice to carers of people with dementia who have behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia that are impacting on their care. DSA is available to assist in community, residential and acute settings.
The DSA partnership brings together a diverse range of dementia expertise from across the aged care industry. To request support or learn more contact 1800 699 799 (24 hours, 7 days a week) or visit www.dementia.com.au
Skylight offers a range of programs and services for people experiencing mental illness and for their family and friends who care for them. We provide support and information, build community awareness and advocate for improved mental health policy and services.
At Skylight we talk about "sharing the journey" which means walking alongside people in their recovery and carer journeys. We value lived experience and peer led programs, leading to outcomes which enhance wellbeing and strengthen resilience.