Diverse needs

Benetas provides services to a large proportion of older people from diverse backgrounds. Our services are available to people from all walks of life.

Benetas caters to people from different cultures, religions and lifestyle backgrounds. We currently have more than 30 different languages and cultures represented by our team members.

Diverse needs

Many of our clients have unique needs that require special consideration – these can be quite different to older people who speak English as their first language. 

People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds can struggle with accessing information about services available in their language and the process of sourcing aged care can be more complicated than usual. 

Benetas has a dedicated group of expert staff who are responsible for the ongoing improvement of what we can do for our clients from diverse backgrounds. This includes items such as looking at information available in different languages and ensuring we can employ staff who are also from similar backgrounds. It also includes other more practical items such as reviewing menus and activities to ensure they suit a wide range of people.

For the past 12 years, Benetas has also auspiced of The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing. The Centre supports the Victorian aged care sector to ensure services are suitable for older people and their families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

For more information about aged care for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, we recommend contacting The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing. A wide variety of resources are available in more than 20 languages. 

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