These resources have been developed specifically to help the aged care workforce support the palliative care needs of older people. In aged care palliAGED evidence-based resources guide consistent practice across your facility or service. For nurses working in homecare these digital resources also provide point of care support when and where you need it.
This app helps nurses working across different settings to care for older people with palliative care needs. The app highlights a care framework built around three care processes – advance care planning, palliative care cases conferences and a care plan for the dying person. You can navigate quickly to the three care processes. The online-offline capacity means that the App can be used anywhere in Australia.
Nurse practitioners with prescribing authority may also be interested in the palliAGEDgp App based on a framework of care across the last 12 months and prescribing advice for terminal care. For nurse practitioners working in homecare this can provide you with point of care support when you need it. The online-offline capacity means that the App can be used anywhere in Australia.
Terminal care symptoms and medicines
The palliAGED Symptoms and Medicines section guides recognition of dying and best practice responses to common symptoms in the terminal phase. Management of medications is a major part of this task along with non-pharmacological approaches. Here the emphasis is on guidance for safe and appropriate use of medications.
palliAGED improving practice pages
Providing practical advice and suggestions across 38 topics of high relevance to aged care and the care of older people as they approach their end of life here you will find advice and practice options based on:
- What can I do?
- What can I learn?
- What can my organisation do?