Useful Links - Residential Aged Care

Useful Links

Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual - World Health Organization

CareSearch provides trustworthy information about palliative care for patients, carers and families as well as for the health professionals providing their care.
Quick Link:
Palliative Care Knowledge Network (Factsheet) (335kb pdf)
Careworker Learning

My Learning modules demonstrate how to find relevant evidence and use the evidence resources in CareSearch in clinical care. Before starting a module there is an option to answer a few quick questions to assist in understanding who is using the modules. Ten case-based modules are available.
My Learning 1: Finding Evidence (Published Literature)
My Learning 2: Finding Evidence (Searching for Evidence)
My Learning 3: Searching the Web
My Learning 4: Residential Aged Care
My Learning 5: Dementia
My Learning 6: Carers
My Learning 7: Knowledge Translation
My Learning 8: Disseminating Research Findings
My Learning 9: New to Palliative Care?
My Learning 10: Allied Health

palliAGED makes it easy to find and use palliative care evidence and practice resources in aged care.

Dementia Training Australia has an online learning platform featuring short and flexible courses designed to help time-poor aged care staff complete the training.  The courses vary throughout the year and cover a broad range of topics, such as providing person centred care at night time; Recognising, Diagnosing and Managing Dementia in General Practice; Community Care and Dementia; Medication Use.

Page updated 04 February 2019