GCPHN have provided support to Residential Aged Care Homes (RACHs) to have appropriate clinical facilities, equipment, staff training, and technology to provide their residents with access to quality virtual care from GPs and other clinicians. Further online telehealth training opportunities will be coming out later in 2023, watch this space.
GCPHN were pleased to have 45 RACHs apply for grant funding and is looking for any photos or good news stories of the equipment in action. Please send any photos or good news stories to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In conjunction with The Gold Coast Health Residential Aged Care Service Team, GCPHN is assisting participating RACHs in enhancing out-of-hours arrangements and plans. This includes appropriate staff training for key after-hours issues, to help residents access urgent assessment or triage services when required. Save the date for a full-day training event, scheduled for the 15th of November 2023. More details coming soon.
The aim of the project is to improve outcomes for older people living in RACFs who are living with chronic and complex wounds.
This is achieved through education programs and clinical services such as telehealth consultations and onsite consultations. Save the date for the next Wound Workshop which will be held on the 22nd of November, 2023. More details coming soon.
Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety (Royal Commission) specifically recommended better access to information and advice on dementia, and support services available in the community. GCPHN has worked closely with Dementia Australia and a broad range of stakeholders to develop a dementia consumer pathway resource for those living with dementia, their families, and carers. This resource includes a repository of local services and supports, questions to consider asking your doctor, and helpful checklists for the first 6-months after receiving a dementia diagnosis. To download a print-friendly version of the dementia consumer pathways resource, click here or order the booklet here.
The GCPHN has developed the ‘Planning your Future Care Today’ online information and PDF Booklet to encourage all adults to start the ACP conversation and complete ACP documents. The consumer booklet is supported by the PDF booklet and has simple step-by-step information about ACP in Queensland. It outlines the processes all adults (regardless of their age or health status) need to follow to ensure their documents are in order if they are unable to speak for themselves. This resource can be shared with adults enquiring about ACP. To request hard copies of the booklet, please contact email@example.com
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