A new policy proposal has been launched provide an insight into what needs to be done to meet the increasingly complex palliative care needs of older Australians.
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Also in this wrap: Baptistcare appoints chief strategy officer; and Catholic Health Australia appoints two new board members.
Also in this wrap: Governance Institute of Australia appoints CEO.
A new resource has been launched to guide health professionals and policy makers involved in providing end of life care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Publishing staffing ratios with relevant data and context is required so people seeking aged care can make informed decisions, submissions into the recent staffing ratio inquiry shows.
People with family in aged care are more likely than others to discuss a family member’s end-of-life care wishes with them, according to a national survey.
Two lots of palliative care resources, including new standards, guidelines and support materials, have been released this week to support aged care providers.
Palliative Care Australia and the Royal Flying Doctor Service are partnering to help raise awareness of the importance of advance care planning among older rural and remote Australians.
There are more deaths from cancer in aged care facilities in South Australia than in hospices and at home combined, according to a participant at the recent Palliative Care Australia conference in Adelaide.
Sydney North Primary Health Network will report to a national PHN meeting in September about its major project now underway with HammondCare to provide quality end-of-life education and training for staff working in residential aged care.
Palliative and end-of-life care in residential facilities improves residents’ quality of life and saves public money through reduced use of ambulance and hospital services, but take up remains low, new economic analysis shows.
Palliative Care Australia has released two new online resources to make it easier for people to record and share their care wishes and preferences at the end of life.
As Australia marks National Palliative Care Week, aged care, seniors and palliative care groups release set of agreed principles on end-of-life care in residential facilities.
Aged care peaks welcome stable funding for the sector saying stakeholders now have certainty as they work through numerous ongoing reviews ahead of next stages of reform.