Stretton Gardens Team, Southern Cross Care

We have done an activity to represent palliative care in aged care, involving staff and residents to illustrate the information gained from 3 day PEPA Aged Care training and to share with other staff members. It includes:

  • Aroma therapy
  • Pastoral care
  • Music therapy
  • Pharmacological interventions to keep resident comfortable
  • Mouth cares and repositioning
  • Palliative trolley got all necessary stuff on it
  • Explaining to staff about “How to recognise early signs of deterioration”.
  • Arranging case conferences with EPOA’s and family members if noticed any signs of deterioration.

It went well and staff learnt a lot about palliative care management and more confident in dealing with families. PEPA Program at our aged care was very knowledgeable and helpful. The resources provided were very useful.

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