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New online resource supporting palliative care

Federal Minister for Aged Care, The Hon. Ken Wyatt launched the new palliAGED program as part of National Palliative Care Week. This new online resource highlights what research evidence is important and effective for palliative care. 15% of the population were aged 65 and over last year - that is 3.7 million people and  Mr [...]

By |2017-06-07T12:49:24+11:00June 7th, 2017|News|0 Comments

“Super nurse” appointed to palliative care

Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) has appointed its first Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, who will support people living in residential aged care facilities and the community. New ‘super nurse’ Deborah Maclaren has been appointed to the role and has had plenty of experience in this field, having worked in community health for nearly 20 [...]

By |2017-05-30T18:10:02+11:00May 16th, 2017|News|0 Comments

New resources to help Indigenous Australians broach end of life discussions

A discussion starter about end of life care, specifically developed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, was launched today at Parliament House by the Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt. Launching the Dying to Talk resources, Minister Wyatt said that starting a discussion about dying is never easy and [...]

By |2017-04-04T17:57:57+11:00April 4th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Aged Care Webinars – Decision Assist

Decision Assist presents a series of webinars to guide you through the fundamentals of advance care planning. Topics include communication, diversity, grief and loss, recognising when a person's condition is changing, and how to assist people with planning for their current and future care. The next one is entitled "George wants resuscitation" and will be [...]

By |2017-02-22T16:05:09+11:00February 15th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Aussies are getting older and the health workforce needs training to reflect it

Deborah Parker, Professor of Nursing Aged Care (Dementia), University of Sydney and Vice President of Palliative Care NSW wrote this article for The Conversation on the need for training for the aged care workforce.   As our population ages and life expectancy increases, the need for comprehensive health and care services for older people becomes greater. Older people access [...]

By |2017-02-02T12:18:19+11:00February 1st, 2017|News|0 Comments

Dying to talk – let’s talk about dying.

Hot on the heels of World Alzheimer's Day, Palliative Care Australia's chief executive Liz Callaghan says that many people with this disease miss out on palliative care as they aren't recognised as having a terminal condition. “Dementia is different from other terminal conditions because of the long, unpredictable course of the disease, difficult issues around [...]

By |2017-01-19T12:45:39+11:00August 4th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Story of a lifetime

Celebrate the life and legacy of a special family member with the power of film. An award-winning documentary filmmaker has turned his hand to capturing the stories of older Australians and those living with dementia in short films designed as mementos for families. When filmmaker Simon Cunich’s grandmother Lesley was diagnosed with dementia, he said [...]

By |2017-01-19T14:26:23+11:00July 6th, 2016|News|0 Comments

My Aged Care website now available

On July 1st the Commonwealth government launched a new website designed to be a one-stop-shop for aged care services and information called My Aged Care. Its aim is to make it easier for older people, their families and carers to navigate the aged care system by providing the first step towards accessing services. This may [...]

By |2016-12-14T00:09:01+11:00July 3rd, 2015|News|0 Comments