Education, resources and support to assist older Australians with palliative care needs.

Staff in residential aged care at Anglicare Westbourne Park (SA) have worked on a number of strategies to improve assessment, personal care, communication and support for people with palliative care needs, including:

  • Setting up a trolley with accessible resources to provide high quality end of life personal care
  • Ongoing education sessions to staff: recognising deterioration, Use of SPICT tool, communicating with families
  • Improving escalation through clear communication with Registered Nurses and General Practitioners
  • Improving awareness of internal supports such as Pastoral Care and Occupational Therapy to assist with palliative care needs of Older Australians who live at Westbourne Park.

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