Community Engagement Plan

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Professional Community Engagement Plan
Community engagement refers to the involvement of all the community members in activities aimed at improving their livelihoods (Bernoth, Dietsch & Davies, 2012). The inclusion of the community members, thus commences with the identification of the relevant issues or problems affecting a given community or a group of people in a given community to the decision-making on how to address the issues of sharing of the outcomes or results. The primary goal of this paper, therefore, is to provide a community engagement plan for a given community. The chosen community for this assignment is the rural aged community in Australia.

The aged people who live in the rural areas can have difficulties in accessing certain
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Firstly, there should be a goal aimed at facilitating and improving investments in the community sector so as to help the aged remain in their homes as long as possible. Staying in their homes where care is readily available, the aged will neither be exiled from their homes as they search for residential aged care. This translates to more reconnection with the relatives and the loved ones thus eliminating adverse impacts of social isolation such as stress (Bernoth, Dietsch & Davies, 2012). Deriving from the experience with the aged in the chosen community, the aged who are taken care of from their homes without having to go in exile remain healthy and active members of the community, thus reducing the need for residential aged care. On the contrary, the exiled older persons suffer more from social isolation and emotional loneliness which are further exacerbated by inaccessible residential aged …show more content…
Although the government already spends approximately $10 billion per annum plus an extra contribution by the able older Australian in the residential aged care the subsidy is still not adequate to provide care for the aged (De Boer, 2011). Consequently, the cost should be separated such that the aged care resident funds some activities such as accommodation while the government subsidizes the care cost. The outcome is that more aged persons will be able to access residential care without many

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