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“My attitude is that [nursing homes] are waiting rooms. You go there to wait to die. Sometimes it takes a long time. Sometimes it doesn’t. But essentially it’s where you deposit people that you don’t want to care for at home or you can’t care for at home.” That’s an observation from Jim*, a 66-year-old [...]

By |2019-06-24T15:40:55+10:00June 24th, 2019|News|0 Comments

What is the evidence that people living with frailty have needs for palliative care at the end of life?

People are now living longer than ever before, something we should celebrate. But it also means that more people are living with frailty as they grow older, and some are dying without ever receiving a diagnosis associated with terminal care. Frailty is often described as something that increases your vulnerability to health stressors. This means [...]

By |2019-04-17T16:49:29+10:00April 17th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Building capacity in RACF staff key to more confident end of life care in Northern Sydney

When Sydney North Primary Health Network (PHN) looked at supportive and palliative care gaps in end of life care one of the areas that they identified for more support and development was the delivery of end of life care in residential aged care settings. As Care Coordination Commissioning Manager with Sydney North PHN, Debra Clark [...]

By |2018-10-29T11:05:56+10:00October 29th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Needs Round model triggers better palliative & residential aged care in Kogarah

Nurse Practitioners Josh Cohen and Carmen Sanchez offer support to residential aged care facilities, collectively representing some 4,000 aged care beds in their area. Based at Calvary Kogarah in South Eastern Sydney LHD, Josh explained that at commencement in 2017 the service inherited an under-resourced but much demanded liaison role into residential aged care. “Prior [...]

By |2018-10-26T16:49:28+10:00October 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Report released: Inquiry into the Quality of Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities in Australia

In a media release today the Health, Aged Care and Sport Committee announced the publication of it's Report on the Inquiry into the Quality of Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities in Australia. The inquiry examined the delivery and regulation of the current aged care system and the prevalence of mistreatment. In the media release [...]

By |2018-10-22T14:40:28+10:00October 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Royal commission into aged care sector must examine palliative care provision: Palliative Care Australia Media Release

Palliative Care Australia (PCA) CEO Liz Callaghan says the Royal Commission into the aged care sector must examine the provision of palliative care to residents and consumers of aged care services.  “Palliative Care Australia and its members welcome the announcement of a Royal Commission into the aged care sector,” Ms Callaghan said.  “There are over [...]

By |2018-09-20T11:51:58+10:00September 18th, 2018|News|2 Comments

PEPA – A palliative approach in aged care free training

Over the last few months, PEPA has been bringing its series of free workshops on the palliative approach in aged care to regional NSW. Their aim is to improve health care workers knowledge about caring for people at their end of life. Aged care is a particular industry that would benefit from health workers having [...]

By |2018-09-17T17:50:19+10:00September 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Guidance and Resources for Providers to support the new Aged Care Quality Standards

The new consolidated Aged Care Quality Standards are expected to pass into law later in 2018 with assessment and monitoring against these new standards commencing from 1 July 2019. Since the release of the draft Standards in 2017, the Quality Agency has been consulting and developing draft guidance material to support their implementation. The publication [...]

By |2018-09-05T16:29:26+10:00September 5th, 2018|News|0 Comments

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+10:00May 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+10:00December 21st, 2017|News|0 Comments