Quick Links to COVID-19 Webinar Resources
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The aged care sector is facing an unprecedented challenge with the COVID-19 pandemic. Older Australians have an increased mortality rate if they contract COVID-19 and depending on their pre-morbid condition careful consideration is required to ensure the best care is provided within the right setting. Conversations around treatment decisions and quality of life are critical to ensure an individual’s wishes are known. This webinar series provide a Q&A style format for frontline staff with experts within the aged care and specialist palliative care sectors to explore a broad range of issues facing those working in the aged care sector.
The aim of the webinars is to identify the palliative care issues facing residential aged care and home care providers in the context of COVID-19. Topics discussed include:
Thank you to everyone who attended the online webinar held Thursday 30th April.
The aim of this webinar is to identify the palliative care issues facing home care providers in the context of COVID-19.
Thank you to everyone who attended the online webinar held Wednesday 15th April.
The aim of this webinar is to understand the palliative care issues facing residential aged care in the context of COVID-19.
These three factsheets have been developed based on the topics raised during the COVID-19 Webinar Series and provide guidance for end of life care during COVID-19.
National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce Guidelines
The taskforce supports Australia’s healthcare professionals caring for people with COVID-19. The clinical guidelines are evidence-based, continually updated and cover:
Australia and New Zealand Specialist Palliative Medicine (ANZSPM) COVID-19 Special Interest Group (COVID-19 SIG) has developed guidance for COVID-19. The best practice guidelines are available on the ANZSPM open-access Publications/Guidance Documents webpage and include:
The Supportive and Palliative Care Indicator Tool (SPICTTM) can help you to identify a person whose health is deteriorating. More on the SPICT is available at the ELDAC Toolkits:
The augmented caring@home COVID-19 packages for clinical service providers discussed during the ELDAC by Professor Elizabeth Reymond can be ordered here. These packs are funded by the Australian Government and include an Emergency COVID-19 pack to support home-based care and help limit risks of community COVID-19 transmission.
Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) developed guidelines as part of an integrated clinical care management approach called COVID-19: Hospital Pre-admission Guidance for Home Care Providers (pdf, 330kb). This resource supports home care providers with local hospital pre-admission procedures for home care recipients who are suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases and require transfer to hospital.
CarerHelp has developed specific COVID-19 resources for families or anyone caring for a person at the end of life during the COVID-19 pandemic. These include factsheets and information on being a carer during the pandemic.
Page updated 10 November 2020