Palliative Care Victoria has raised concerns for the aged care sector over the passing of voluntary euthanasia legislation in Victoria, the first state in Australia to do so, as sector peaks and providers prepare their responses.
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.
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.
Australia’s palliative care services are working to incorporate more understanding and awareness of wound care in their work with aged care residents and other patients.
A joint research team from Calvary and Australian Catholic University has developed a simple checklist to routinely review the palliative needs of aged care residents.
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.
The head of ECH, a large community aged care provider in South Australia, has delivered a damning critique of the pursuit of consumer-driven, market-based models in aged care.
A wellness and reablement initiative and a nurse practitioner model for palliative care have been named as the inaugural winners of the National Innovation and Excellence in Aged Care awards.
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.
Aged care workers are being encouraged to inform themselves and those they care for about end-of-life planning ahead of a national day promoting conversations on death and dying.
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.
A new online resource has been launched to support aged care workers to deliver evidence-based palliative care to older Australians.
New figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare show hospitalisations for palliative care increased 19 per cent in four years – the most growth of all reasons for a hospital stay.