- The Statewide Office of Advance Care Planning
- Support Advance Care Planning in Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs)
- Specialist Palliative Care in Aged Care (SPACE) project
As a part of the ‘Supporting Advance Care Planning in RACFs’ collaboration between CCQ and the Brisbane South Palliative Care Collaborative (Queensland Health) and the, an ACP Train-the-Trainer Guide has been developed and is now available online
The Guide offers a package of evidence-based resources to support ACP Champions in RACFs to embed a seamless ACP program into routine clinical care. This supports high-quality, end-of-life care for residents in line with the Australian Aged Care Quality Standards.
An extensive process in networking and collaboration resulted in the development of 6 Roadmap posters and corresponding lanyard cards with vital contact details. Access the resources here.
For more information, contact the Older Persons Health team at email@example.com.
- Aged Care Guide (website)
- Aged Care Guide Qld (21st Edition)
- Accreditation in Aged Care
- Palliative Care Roadmaps
- Advanced Care Planning Australia - Learning
- ahha Palliative Care Online Training
- Caresearch Palliative Care knowledge network - Education
- Dementia Training Australia
- Dementia Support Australia - Resources library
- ELDAC - End of Life Directions for Aged Care - Toolkits
- Geriatric Emergency Department Intervention (GEDI) toolkit
- Management of acute care needs of RACF residents
- PallConsult Education resources: ACP, EoL, NIKI pump, Surefuser Infusion device & palliPHARM
- Gwandalan - supporting Palliative Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
- Online Wound Management Education
- palliAGED Introduction Modules for Aged Care
- Palliative Care Queensland
- QLD Health -Webinars for the aged care sector
Queensland Hospital and Health Service
- Aged Care PPE Request
- Chief Health Officer public health directions
- Health Provider Portal "The Viewer"
- My Aged Care Portal
- National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program Manual
- Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) Support Service (RaSS)
- Aged Care Grief and Bereavement Support
- Beyond Blue Anxiety and Depression
- Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
- Lutheran Service - Mental Health Support for Residential Aged Care (CQ & WB)
- Phoenix Australia - Trauma & Aged Care
- Life Span - Psychology in Aged Care (SC)
- Specialist Dementia Care Program (SDCP)
- Access Aged Care
- Digital Health for Aged Care
- My Health Records
- Digital Health for Health Professionals
- RAC NDIS Support Hub
Peak bodies and networks
Telehealth & Enhanced After Hours Support for aged care residents
As noted in the 2021 Federal Budget, PHNs have been funded to support RACFs to increase the availability and use of telehealth care for aged care residents. PHNs will help aged care facilities set up telehealth equipment so residents can consult health professionals virtually.
The Enhanced After Hours Support project will be focussed on implementing & improving after hours care planning, mapping of available after hours region-specific services, better collaboration between health professionals providing after hours care & RACF staff, and an education component to enhance best-practice clinical-decision making for RACF staff.
Residential aged care staff will have training in these services, so residents receive the best care possible with GPs, specialists and allied health professionals.
To find out more about the aged care projects, contact the Older Persons Health team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Telehealth Program Support
As a part of the initiative to increase the availability and use of telehealth care for aged care residents eligible facilities have been invited to apply for grant funding to improve their telehealth setup. In addition to this a toolkit with a suite of modifiable and printable resources has been designed to support sustainable and best practice use of telehealth for facilities.