MAC - Respecting Diversity in Ageing
Multicultural Aged Care was founded in 1993 as ‘The Association of Ethnic Organisations for Aged Care’ (AEOAC). The AEOAC advised on policy and funding of culturally appropriate aged care, developed models of service delivery and delivered resources and advice to aged care providers.
Renamed as MAC, the organisation began delivering professional development training, expanded its aged care resources into a library and continued to advocate for culturally appropriate care in public, government and business spaces.
Recently MAC has further expanded into service delivery through Cafe94 and the mobile library.
Today MAC has four main functions:
- To strengthen and support groups in their operations and delivery of aged care services
- To provide resources and training focusing on the aged care sector
- To deliver aged care services through our 7 social support group programs
- To advocate for and inform the community, governments and businesses about culturally appropriate aged care.
MAC is funded as part of the Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) and Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP).
That older people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds will lead the lifestyle of their choice.
Multicultural Aged Care’s Mission is to:
- Strengthen culturally and linguistically diverse community groups’ capacity to develop and support the aged and community care needs of their older people.
- Support and assist service providers to deliver to older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds the services of their choice.
- Advise governments, peak bodies and mainstream organisations on the aged and community care needs of older people in CALD communities.
The Multicultural Aged Care Strategic Plan 2013-2016 is available for download.
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