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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guide for Home Care Providers

An extensive library of information and resources is available from the government to assist our network organisations to continue to deliver services to our clients. COA highly recommends organisations familiarise themselves with the content and guidance on offer. https://www.health.gov.au/resources/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-resources-for-health-professionals-including-aged-care-providers-pathology-providers-and-healthcare-managers
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COVID-19 Infection Control Training

Recognising the need to keep infection control principles top of mind these training modules are easily accessed and can be covered individually or in groups. It is strongly recommended that all staff enrol and complete these courses. https://www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/covid-19-infection-control-training
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Priority home delivery services NDIS

Community Options Australia welcomes this further step in supporting our most vulnerable communities. https://www.ndis.gov.au/coronavirus/priority-home-delivery-services As part of the ongoing commitment to supporting NDIS participants, the NDIA has worked with supermarket retailers to make sure NDIS participants wanting support to grocery shop, have priority access to home delivery services. Commencing from Monday 6 April, NDIS participants…
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Federal Government launches Coronavirus Australia app and WhatsApp feature

Stay informed. Download the “Coronavirus Australia” government app in the Apple App Store or Google Play, or join our WhatsApp channel on iOS or Android.
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Compacks/ SaSH and RAS Services

COA recognises that we, as a network, are expected to provide care for clients with suspected Coronavirus/COVID-19, or those who are at a high-risk for contracting it. Our network continues to do an outstanding job meeting the emerging needs of clients and their communities, sometimes in less than ideal situations. Like many, we have deployed…
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Important: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Dear Colleagues, As you are aware, the unfolding situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to cause concern in our wider community. We are aware that a few healthcare services and aged care services have been affected. Community Options Australia is monitoring this situation closely. As of this week, we have no reports of any staff in…
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Bill-Campos

Message from the CEO.

Change is the new constant. With the community sector/s undergoing significant changes (and anticipating more changes), will bring several challenges to how organisations adapt to this environment and meet the required outcomes. COA has a network of 34 organisations, and the pace of change is also another factor that requires constant monitoring and management. The…
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COA new staff and changes

It is a pleasure to announce the appointment of Salome (Toli) Menjoivar- Gonzales as a second-team leader for the ComPacks, SaSH programs here at COA. Toli oversees activity in Nepean-Blue Mountains, Western Sydney, South Western Sydney and Far West NSW. Please liaise with Toli concerning these regions. We have also appointed Mr Joseph Ferrer as…
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‘Share the Love’ – Bushfire Recovery Campaign

A significant number of regional locations throughout NSW, Victoria and South Australia have been impacted by the bush fires that started late last year and continued well into the beginning of 2020. At the height of the fires, numerous homes and properties were lost. So, with the fires out, opportunities exist to continue direct support…
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Wellness and Reablement

Reablement is an intensive short service offered to those recovering from an illness or injury and typically is delivered in the home (or care home). A wellness and reablement approach to community services supports clients set purposeful goals for how they wish to live, receive assistance to regain and maintain independence and autonomy, for as…
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ComPacks Resource Materials

COA has updated several resources associated with the ComPacks program to better inform clients, carers and staff who receive and deliver care via the ComPacks program. These new resources include a refresh of key messages and information for clients via a client brochure, as well as service provider folders. Importantly COA has created a concise…
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Bill-Campos

Message from the CEO.

Dear colleagues, we have started the year much like we ended 2019. We have been busy, supporting and assisting our network with the ripple effect of the bush-fires. As I write this update, I can say that the extreme fires conditions and effects from the bush-fires have eased, however the impact of the event will…
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