IMPORTANT MESSAGE CORONAVIRUS Covid-19 - UPDATE
For the health and safety of staff and community and especially for those most vulnerable, effective immediately the following programs have been suspended until further notice:
HACC Day Centre
Community Shed and Men's Shed
Deadly Choices Education Program
Glenview Nursing Home Youth Group
Health Link will be closed for walk-ins but allied health appointments are still continuing but are subject to change.
If you are an ITC, Family Support or Home Care client your service will continue at this stage.
We will be assessing the situation weekly and will recommence programs as soon as it is safe to do so.
In the mean time we will be developing some interactive online programs and activities.
We hope you can understand the need for us to suspend the programs as the ongoing priority for us is your health and those around you.
Even though programs won't be running as normal we are committed to keeping in contact with clients and community as much as possible.
If you need assistance or have any questions please phone the office on 62723511
Keep an eye on our page - and thank you for your understanding.
RE: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
At Karadi we are monitoring the situation very closely in regard to the Coronavirus. We are getting regular up to date information, as well as following the recommendations set out by the Tasmanian Department of Health.
As we move through the coming weeks, we will need to reassess and in some cases change how contact is made within the community. These changes will be designed to try and minimise any disruptions to your services but at the core is designed with the aim to keep you and our staff members safe.
It is everyone’s role to try and limit and slow the spread of infection throughout the community and you can do this by undertaking very simple steps:
• Wash hands regularly and thoroughly using soap and water.
• Antibacterial sanitizer is also acceptable to use.
• Cover your cough by coughing into the crook of your elbow.
• If you cough or sneeze into a tissue, immediately place in a bin and wash your hands.
If you think you may have Coronavirus it is important that you limit the possibility of infecting others. You can do this by:
• Isolating yourself immediately.
• Call your GP or the Tasmanian Public Health Hotline, 1800 671 738.
• You will be directed from either your GP or Public Health on the steps that you need to take.
• This may include attending a testing site as advised.
• In the event that your symptoms are serious and you are experiencing medical distress or having difficulties in breathing, please call triple zero (000) and advise the operator on your condition and that you think you may have had exposure to the Coronavirus.
Important things to note if you think you have exposure to the Coronavirus:
• Please DO NOT turn up at your GP Practice/Health Service without giving them prior notice.
• Make sure that you phone ahead – many practices have protocols in place now on how they are managing clients.
• You may be asked to remain in your vehicle and a Doctor may come to you.
• If you are asked to self isolate, follow instructions given by your Doctor.
Whilst this situation is evolving, it important that we do not panic but look at ways we can all play a part in limiting the spread of infection and being well prepared.
Many people who get the Coronavirus have mild symptoms and do not become unwell, but there are sections of the community that are more vulnerable, so it is really important that we do the right thing to help try and protect them.
Karadi will remain delivering services to community with some changes put in place that will aim to keep us safe but we need your help and cooperation. We will be implementing the following:
• If you are unwell and experiencing any flu/cold like symptoms or have coughing, sore throat and fatigue, and shortness of breath, that you DO NOT attend any of our regularly scheduled programs/group activities/allied health appointments.
• Please call us if you are experiencing any of these symptoms so we can advise you on getting support.
• If you are booked in for support services/transports, we will be phoning ahead before EVERY appointment and asking if you are experiencing any of the above-mentioned symptoms.
• If you do turn up to our services unwell, you will be asked to leave the building and we will make arrangements to discuss your needs with you via telephone or other means.
• When attending Karadi you use the antibacterial hand sanitising stations set up in all buildings and periodically throughout your stay.
• It is also important that we support friends and family throughout this time. If someone is self-isolating, don’t forget to keep contact by phoning in and checking on them and using other forms of contact such as Facebook of Facetime or dropping a meal or supplies off that can be collected from a designated drop off spot, like the front door.
As recommendations are updated some things may need to change but we will do our best to keep you updated. If you want to get information yourself, please use reliable sources such as:
Call the National coronavirus health information line, 1800 020 080.
If you are feeling vulnerable, unsure or just want someone to talk through all of this information, please contact our office on 62723511 and our staff will be only too happy to help. If you or someone you know may be experiencing mental distress you can also get support by phone the following:
Lifeline – 131114
Mens Line Australia – 1300789978
Beyond Blue – 1300 224 636
Kids Helpline – 1800 55 1800
***NAIDOC WEEK 2020***
NAIDOC WEEK 2020 we will be having an art exhibition that will run for all of NAIDOC week 2020. Start your pieces for the exhibition NOW!! Registrations will be released later in the year.
Karadi has a second home!
We are excited to announce the opening of our second Karadi site - Karadi Health Link on the 14th of January 2019.
Karadi Health Link is based at North Care Amiens Clinic in Main Road Derwent Park. Right on the bus route, plenty of car parking and sits with a pharmacy, Hobart Pathology, Your Path to health and of course the Amiens Clinic.
The Health Link will be open from 9:30am to 4:30pm each day.
Services provided from Karadi Health Link will include our Integrated Team Care (chronic disease program) Counselling, Home Care packages, Health Promotion, Allied Health services including Podiatry, Optometry, Diabetic educators, ear testing, speech pathology and lots more.
We look forward to seeing everyone in 2019
HAPPY 30th BIRTHDAY Karadi Aboriginal Corporation!!
(est 27th May 1988 as Women's Karadi Aboriginal Corporation)
Karadi is an inclusive Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation, providing leadership in the sector and serving Aboriginal people of our catchment and their families in achieving strong cultural identity, good health and quality of life.
If you are interested in becoming a member download THIS form or please call in to the office and fill out a membership application.