Residential aged care services face particular difficulties in palliative care, because permanent residents often have dementia and/or communication difficulties and complex care needs (AIHW 2018). In addition, there is a high burden of chronic disease and comorbidity in the residential aged care population (Hillen, Vitry & Caughey 2017).
Palliative care provided in a residential aged care service is regulated under the Aged Care Act 1997, within the Quality of Care Principles. Under the schedule of specified care and services, an Approved Provider is responsible for providing access to a qualified practitioner from a palliative care team, and the establishment of a palliative care program including monitoring and managing any side effects for any resident that needs it. In addition, under Schedule 2 – Accreditation Standards, an Approved Provider is responsible for ensuring the comfort and dignity of terminally ill care recipients is maintained.
- This workshop aims to expand upon the PEPA Palliative Care in Residential Aged Care.
- The workshop focuses on tools to embed a palliative approach within facilities.
Presented by: Claire Doyle, Nurse Practitioner - Palliative Care
For more information and to register please see the Tools and Skills for Embedding Palliative Care for Residential Aged Care Providers - A Clinical Focus flyer (85kb). Complete registration online at https://tools-rac-31-oct-2019.eventbrite.com.au
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