Meaningful Ageing Australia is excited to announce the launch of a new resource, “The Muslim Aged Care: A Practical Guide for Service Providers (or the Guide). The Guide is a comprehensive resource for Muslim aged care. It covers wide-ranging topics such as, religion, culture, and identity of Muslims to provide the context and basis for planning culturally appropriate care for them. Using text boxes, illustrations, exercise, and case studies, the Guide draws attention to key issues and concepts that would help providers of aged care to better understand and respond to the cultural needs of Muslims. It explains in detail the daily care routines of a Muslim—the what and the how.

Authored by Mahjabeen Ahmad, an independent researcher and advocate of Muslim aged care in Australia and winner of the Governor’s Multicultural Award in Aged Care (Individual category), the Guide builds on the first Muslim aged care report in South Australia co-authored by Mahjabeen and published online in 2013 titled Muslims in Australia and their Aged Care Needs: An Exploratory Study with Special Reference to South Australia (updated in 2015).”

The Guide is available for free from the Meaningful Ageing Australia website.

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