One of the key issues providers need to address with AN-ACC is pain management. We need to remember (1) there is no specific pain management claim under the AN-ACC model, and (2) Allied Health staff are not included in the care minute requirement.
This webinar will explore:
There are five key steps that can be taken to transition your 4b pain management program:
- Identify – Analysis of care information to identify potentially suitable candidates to remove from 4B onto alternative.
- Case conferencing – Discussion with care staff and allied health regarding the resident and suitability for other pain management.
- Tracking – Managing the transition of residents from 4b onto alternative solutions.
- Innovation – Trial of alternative methods of pain management including group classes.
- Compliance –Check care information to ensure pain is being managed.
Pain management and physiotherapy are required therapies as part of a care plan in Australian Aged Care and will continue to be after AN-ACC commences. The available alternatives to the 4b programs currently widely employed are numerous and the transition can be managed well.