Aged care nurses are among those awarded scholarships to complete postgraduate palliative care programs under a new initiative that aims to improve end-of-life care across settings.
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.
The Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration has launched a new essentials online course for managers and clinicians to support their knowledge and implementation of the program and its tools.
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.
Aged care residents need to be able to express their end-of-life preferences and have them supported by the health professionals who care for them, says the lead investigator of an end-of-life care study underway.
A new website provides aged care workers with information, guidance and practical resources to support palliative care and advance planning for older people and their families.
Two lots of palliative care resources, including new standards, guidelines and support materials, have been released this week to support aged care providers.
Establishing a code of practice, pay and conditions, and better recognising personal care workers are among the issues that sector stakeholders have raised with workforce taskforce, says chair John Pollaers.
Advocates for community-based approaches to palliative care say the launch of a new “practice forum” and digital resource hub will help improve end-of-life care.
Aged care facilities should recognise the need for palliative care much earlier to avoid hospital admissions at end of life, says a leading practitioner.
Ongoing staff training and links with outside services are among the strategies Uniting AgeWell is using to enhance its palliative care.
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 facilities in rural areas often struggle the most to access specialist care but Corangamarah Residential Aged Care in rural Victoria is being supported by local and regional palliative services.
At Micare’s Avondrust Lodge in Melbourne, palliative care is part of the first discussions a prospective new resident has with the aged care facility.