Aged care workers, health staff, nurses, and GPs across Australia are benefitting from a new toolkit aimed at improving end-of-life care for residents with dementia. The Advance Project toolkit, developed by HammondCare and funded by the Australian government, has already been accessed by 993 people in the aged and primary care sector.
The resources aim to encourage care workers to initiate conversations about end-of-life and assess palliative care needs earlier.
The Aged Care Research & Industry Innovation Australia (ARIIA) has also announced a $200,000 grant for two HammondCare residential aged care sites to further evaluate and improve the resources.
The toolkit was developed by a team of HammondCare clinicians and researchers with input from national experts, people living with dementia, and their families.
HammondCare General Manager of Health and Palliative Care, Dr. Andrew Montague, said the resources are designed to support residential and community aged care professionals and help deliver palliative care to those in need.
To access these free resources, go to www.theadvanceproject.com.au/dementia