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Budget shows palliative care should be core business in aged care

Palliative Care Australia CEO Liz Callaghan welcomes the comprehensive palliative care in aged care measure announced in today’s Federal Budget. “The $32.8 million investment into specialist palliative care support in residential aged care is welcomed and supports PCA’s call that palliative care should be core business in aged care, however this is contingent on matched [...]

By |2018-05-09T15:31:34+11:00May 9th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Inquiry into the quality of care in RACFs

It is up to the federal government to take care of the over 175 000 Australians who live permanently in residential aged care facilities. Currently it is the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency that has the job of accrediting, monitoring and reviewing aged care facilities. In light of recent incidences of less than acceptable care, [...]

By |2017-12-21T14:15:52+11:00December 21st, 2017|News|0 Comments

CIS reports on improving palliative care for older Australians

The Centre for Independent Studies has just released a research report entitled Life Before Death: Improving Palliative Care for Older Australians. The author, Dr Jessica Borbasi estimates that 130 000 Australians should have received palliative care last year but only approximately 14 300 did. She notes that our current health system is geared towards an [...]

By |2017-11-24T14:19:44+11:00November 24th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Older Australians will benefit from new End of Life Directions project

Older Australians living in residential aged care will be the main beneficiaries from a new $15 million project, End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC). The project aims to improve the care of older Australians through advance care planning and palliative care activities. The ELDAC project brings together Flinders University, the University of Technology Sydney [...]

By |2017-11-22T19:53:20+11:00November 22nd, 2017|News|0 Comments

New research partnership to examine the impact of ageing in Illawarra, Shoalhaven

See the original story from Brendan Crabb in the Illawarra Mercury. A new research partnership will seek to examine the impact of ageing on the population of the Illawarra, Shoalhaven and beyond. Seniors lifestyle and care providers IRT Group and the University of Wollongong’s Australian Health Services Research Institute have entered into the new partnership. The research aims [...]

By |2017-11-02T14:33:16+11:00November 2nd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Food for thought about the celebration of life in aged care

“I always think in terms of food, it is one of the last things that people who are dying can take pleasure from…they should be able to eat what they want to eat, its about giving them a sense of control”. Maggie Beer spoke at the Australian National Palliative Care Conference about her passion for [...]

By |2017-09-11T18:46:35+11:00September 9th, 2017|News|0 Comments

A grant to educate staff in nursing homes will benefit palliative care

See the full story by Rod Bennett in the Manly Daily 8th August 2017. Northern Sydney aged-care facilities will be first in Sydney to receive the benefits from a program to improve palliative care. One third of aged-care homes in the area have signed up for the program which will see staff educated and trained [...]

By |2017-08-11T15:36:30+11:00August 8th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Have your say in the new Single Aged Care Quality Framework

In May, the Australian Government announced a review of the National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes after major failures of care were identified. As part of these reforms, they began work on a Single Aged Care Quality Framework. The proposed Single Aged Care Quality Framework will include a single set of quality standards that apply [...]

By |2017-06-29T15:31:20+11:00June 30th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Making an Advance Care Directive: Ministry of Health template released

The Ministry of Health has released 'Making an Advance Care Directive', an information booklet about Advance Care Directives (ACDs). A newly developed ACD template is included as a fill-in-tear-off feature at the back of the booklet. The resource is targeted at health consumers, and the template is currently being trialed by South Eastern Sydney LHD [...]

By |2017-06-20T10:09:52+11:00June 19th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Managing dementia as a palliative illness

Dementia and Palliative Care: Getting it Together Between now and the end of June, the Program of Excellence in the Palliative Approach (PEPA) and the Western NSW Local Health District are presenting information sessions providing insight into the management of dementia as a palliative illness. These short forums are aimed at providing valuable information to [...]

By |2017-06-16T16:56:55+11:00June 16th, 2017|News|0 Comments