New Resource Supporting the Care of Older Australians at the End of Life
A new online resource called palliAGED was launched last week by the Minister of Ageing, Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP. palliAGED provides trustworthy, evidence based information and resources to support all those involved in caring for older Australians approaching the end of their life. This includes nurses and care workers in residential aged care or community care, GPs and general practice nurses, allied health professionals and support staff. There is also relevant and trustworthy information and resources for older people and their families.
Providing quality palliative care requires those working in the aged care workforce to use evidence alongside their knowledge and skills. There are evidence summaries for over 30 care and service topics. palliAGED helps make this evidence useful by providing practical tips and hints as well as downloadable resources for you and your clients. The Practice Centre also offers opportunities for further learning in short articles you can watch or read, as well as linking you in with quality courses for deeper learning – some of which are free and can be completed online.
The palliAGEDgp and palliAGEDnurse apps are now found on this website. They can be downloaded and provide access to key information on your mobile device.
All resources are free to use and available online, meaning that the evidence will be continually updated and there when you need it at www.palliaged.com.au. If you want to keep up to date with the latest palliative care news, evidence and information for aged care subscribe to the palliAGED newsletter or follow us on twitter @palliAGED.
palliAGED is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and managed by the CareSearch project team, Flinders University.