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Palli8 ensuring palliative care is core business for aged care

Palliative care must become an essential component of aged care in Australia if we are to ensure that the needs of older Australians are met. Palliative Care Australia’s (PCA) new Palli8 plan proposes eight key recommendations to improve palliative care in Aged Care, with calls for much-needed funding to fully implement the National Palliative Care [...]

By |2020-09-28T13:11:48+10:00September 28th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Industry Code for Visiting Residential Aged Care Homes during COVID-19

The ‘Industry Code for Visiting Residential Aged Care Homes during COVID-19’ has been released by 13 aged care peak bodies and consumer advocacy organisations. The Code creates a nationally consistent approach that ensures residents can receive visitors while minimising the risk of spreading COVID-19. The Code, a suggestion of COTA Australia, was finalised after public [...]

By |2020-05-13T12:23:41+10:00May 13th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Advance care planning is an important part of COVID-19 healthcare planning

ACPA COVID-19 healthcare planning Advance care planning is an important part of Australia’s COVID-19 healthcare planning. The Australian Health Management Plan for Pandemic Influenza 2019 cites the importance of Advance Care Directives as part of a coordinated response. However, current research demonstrates that only 25% of older Australians aged 65+ years have documented their preferences in an [...]

By |2020-04-14T16:22:17+10:00April 14th, 2020|News|1 Comment

Royal Commission into Aged Care – Deadline extended

Deadline for aged care submissions extended to 30 June 2020. The deadline for submissions to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will be extended by two months to 30 June 2020. Last week the Commissioners suspended all hearings, workshops and group consultations of the Royal Commission for the time being, subject to [...]

By |2020-03-26T09:48:28+10:00March 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Aged care and COVID-19

COVID-19 is a key issue for aged care. To assist with providing trustworthy documents and resources, End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) have a ‘Being Prepared for COVID-19’ page with quick links For aged care For services and organisations For the workforce For older people and their families For GPs To translated resources [...]

By |2020-03-20T17:46:39+10:00March 20th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Research study on allied health in palliative aged care

End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) at Flinders University are running a study looking at the role of allied health professionals providing palliative care for older Australians in residential and community aged care. If you are an allied health professional working in aged care and would like to participate, please click on the [...]

By |2020-01-21T13:40:03+10:00January 21st, 2020|News|0 Comments

Living Longer Is Not Enough: The Case For Aging Well

One of the greatest achievements to come of modern medicine is that humans are living longer than ever. Life expectancy is reaching new heights and showing no sign of dropping. More years to live, naturally, means more years spent in old age. It means more time to accumulate wisdom, and more time to share it with [...]

By |2020-01-14T14:54:05+10:00January 14th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Standing beside our frail elderly, in the centre of life

This excerpt is part of a wonderful opinion piece from the Sydney Morning Herald, written by Elizabeth Oliver - a GP and advanced trainee in Palliative Medicine A month before the aged care royal commission released its interim report, two nurses from a low-income country visited our hospital unit on an observership. They found many [...]

By |2019-11-06T15:13:05+10:00November 6th, 2019|News|0 Comments

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s Interim Report

Aged Care in Australia: A Shocking Tale of Neglect The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s Interim Report has found the aged care system fails to meet the needs of its older, vulnerable, citizens. It does not deliver uniformly safe and quality care, is unkind and uncaring towards older people and, in too [...]

By |2019-11-04T12:33:18+10:00November 4th, 2019|News|0 Comments

CarerHelp – New Resource

CarerHelp, a new resource to support unpaid carers, will be launched at Parliament House today during National Carers Week 2019. Developed as part of the Australian Family Carer Toolkit Project, this new resource helps to prepare unpaid carers to care for a partner, parent, child or friend at the end of life. “Caring for a relative [...]

By |2019-10-17T11:03:54+10:00October 17th, 2019|News|0 Comments
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