The new quality standards require aged care services to include advance care and end-of-life planning according to individual consumers’ preferences.
It is time we were all a lot more ageing and death literate, writes Rosie Bonnin.
Aged care’s palliative care evidence and practice resource centre has developed two new resources to help aged care nurses and care workers provide quality end-of-life care.
Palliative care needs, services and resources in residential aged care are the focus of a $15 million project involving a consortium of national agencies including provider representatives.
The Department of Health has released a series of online resources to support providers to deliver aged care services that are inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) seniors.
A new online resource has been launched to support aged care workers to deliver evidence-based palliative care to older Australians.