Published date: 6 July 2021
The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement has developed a new website for people living and working in aged care as well as loved ones of aged care recipients who have been impacted by COVID-19.
Grief and trauma come in many forms
Many people may be suffering grief from the death of a loved one due to COVID-19. Grief can also be experienced without involving death.
Many people living and working in aged care facilities, or in-home care who weren’t exposed to COVID-19 outbreaks may still feel grief due to lockdowns and social distancing. This type of grief could be from missing family and friends who are unable to visit, experiences, routines, and important life events.
What does the website cover?
The Aged Care Grief and Bereavement Support website provides a range of information and resources such as:
- an online registration tool, where you can register for individual or group counselling
- fact sheets prepared by experts to support people who need assistance or support (these fact sheets will be translated into five languages: Arabic; Greek, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and Vietnamese)
- information about the My Grief app, which has advice for people who are bereaved, and also advice on how to help others
- links to peer support programs for aged care
- details on upcoming webinars.
To find out more, visit the Aged Care Grief and Bereavement Support website.
Last updated date: 6 July 2021