Services across Australia share key outcomes and benefits from their participation in the Linkages Program.
During the 2020-2023, 107 services, both Home Care and Residential Aged Care, have enrolled in the Linkages Program supporting service development by evidence-based strategies designed to achieve service improvements in palliative care and advance care planning and enhance linkages between aged, primary and specialist palliative care providers. The Showcase provided an opportunity to listen to and learn from some of these services about the experience of being part of this program and the benefits to services, workforce and older people receiving care.
The intent of all ELDAC activity was highlighted by a moving consumer perspective from Bonnie Thomas who spoke on why care matters and the many ways caring is experienced by older people, partners and families. The breadth of the ELDAC program was also shared with presentations on the ELDAC toolkits, the resources within the ELDAC website and the technology resources developed by ELDAC. However, the main focus of the day was the stories and reports from services involved in the Linkages program. You can share some of these insights as each ELDAC Linkages participating service (185kb pdf) provided a slide of their involvement with Linkages Program describing an outcome or highlight on participating in the program. These have been compiled and are available to view below.
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Page updated 21 June 2023