Sector Engagement - ELDAC
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Sector Engagement

The End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) initiative aims to improve the quality of end of life care for all older Australians. To support its aims, ELDAC has engaged a team of facilitators to assist, support and enable health and aged care workers to provide best quality care for older Australians and their families at the end of life. This support is provided at no cost to your organisation.

How can the ELDAC facilitators support my organisation?

The ELDAC facilitators will:-

  • provide information about where to access resources to support delivery of evidence-based palliative care and advance care planning services for older Australians and their families
  • assist to build or enhance local and / or regional linkages between aged care, specialist palliative care, primary care and other local service providers and networks
  • provide advice on organisational strategies to create / enhance quality palliative care and advance care planning services 

$20,000 application grants -Expressions of interest

ELDAC is calling for expressions of interest from aged care service providers who wish to develop palliative care and advance care planning activities within their organisation.
By registering by 1 April 2019, aged care providers may also be eligible to receive an application grant of up to $20,000. Read more about the expressions of interest.(176kb pdf)

 

CONTACT ELDAC FACILITATORS

 
 
Diana Harrison
Jennifer Gavin
Melissa Brodie
Rebecca Moore

What are the benefits of working with the ELDAC facilitators?

Benefits of working with the ELDAC facilitators include:-

  • positive palliative care outcomes for all older Australians and their families
  • improved connections and communication pathways between aged, primary care and palliative care services
  • increased staff confidence, skills and knowledge about palliative care, end of life care and advance care planning
  • improved access to specialist palliative care advice and support
  • greater access to resources, knowledge and information sharing opportunities to support palliative care and advance care planning
  • prevention of avoidable hospital admissions and emergency department visits for treatment of end of life issues
  • shortened hospital stays, enabling the older person to return to their place of residence sooner
  • improved pain and symptom management for older Australians at the end of life

Page updated 21 February 2019