Volunteer Safety – return to work

For volunteers and volunteer managers, there are many questions raised, and important things to know, about returning to volunteer work and continuing to manage volunteers during COVID-19 and the vaccination roll out. The teams at Justice Connect and Volunteering Australia have a broad range of resources to answer frequently asked questions about volunteer safety and [...]

By |2021-04-30T11:05:06+10:00April 30th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Needs Rounds via telehealth provides effective care

A recent report in the Journal for Nurse Practitioners explains how adopting telehealth services into Palliative Care Needs Rounds (ACT) can be just as effective as services delivered face-to-face. Readily available platforms such as Zoom, FaceTime and Skype were used when COVID-19 restrictions prevented face-to-face Needs Rounds. Report Highlights The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic required [...]

By |2021-04-19T15:26:59+10:00April 19th, 2021|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

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

How Palliative Care NSW is managing coronavirus/COVID-19

We want to give you an update on how Palliative Care New South Wales is managing Coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and well-being of people living with a life limiting condition, their families, their communities and the health workforce are our number one priority. PCNSW has decided to: postpone face to face programs and events for [...]

By |2020-03-19T16:50:40+10:00March 19th, 2020|News|0 Comments
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