Ageing and Aged Care

A priority for Speech Pathology Australia is supporting speech pathologists working across the continuum of care for older people. On this page are a range of resources, along with links to information and resources on external websites.

For help and assistance with Ageing and Aged Care or questions regarding material on this page email the Association's Senior Aged Care Advisor. Alternatively, contact Speech Pathology Australia.

Aged Care Guide for speech pathologists 

Speech pathologists have a broad scope of practice in aged care. It is important they understand the aged care system so as to optimise the delivery of services and access for consumers.

The Aged Care Guide for Speech Pathologists is designed to help members navigate the aged care system. It provides information to assist speech pathologists in advocating for and supporting the needs of older Australians to maintain and improve their communication, swallowing and quality of life.

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General SPA resources

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External Publications

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Sector-specific SPA resources

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Training presentations

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Clinical guidelines

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Sector-specific resources

The following are Speech Pathology Australia resources available for members only. (View other Member Benefits).

Residential aged care
Community / home care
Hospital / rehab care
  • Referring older people to speech pathology services in the community (under development). This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF.

Training presentations

The following are Speech Pathology Australia resources available for members only. (View other Member Benefits).

External Resources

End of life and pallative care