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Aged Care Standards and End of Life Care Forum
11 December 2018 | Alan Scott Auditorium | The Hawke Centre | 55 North Tce, Adelaide
5.30pm for a 6pm start (download a poster here). Register Here

Speaker: Peter Vincent, Director and Principal Consultant, Aged Care Management Australia.

A single set of standards, called the Aged Care Quality Standards take affect from 1 July 2019. The Aged Care Quality Standards focus on quality outcomes for consumers rather than provider processes and this forum will discuss the nexus between standards and quality end-of-life care.

Peter will discuss the new quality standards from a practical viewpoint of residents choices and their capacity to make them. He will discuss the costs of care delivery, particularly Aged Care’s capacity to fund good quality palliative care on $267/day which includes medications, (ward stock), consumables (saline, giving sets) and equipment such as Niki pumps and how prepared carers employed in the Aged Care sector are in terms of skills to provide quality end of life care. We will also pose some concepts of doing dying differently. Can we facilitate a model and make it apply to whatever bed a person dies in?


Die-alogue Café

Community engagement program provides a pop-up café experience with death as the social topic of the morning. Held at various times and various locations, this is a facilitated discussion group where no questions about life and death are off limits. Die-alogue Cafe is open to anyone. These activities are free to attend and registration is requested and can be made by clicking on the date below.

The program for 2019 is being developed and will be listed as soon as possible.


Say it Forward – Advance Care Planning Information Sessions

Advance care planning promotes care that is consistent with a person’s goals, values, beliefs and preferences. It prepares the person and others to plan for future health care, for a time when the person may no longer be able to communicate those decisions themselves. When a person’s values are discussed openly, their healthcare preferences can be respected at a time when they cannot voice their decisions. It’s an ongoing process that needs cooperation between individuals, their families, care workers, and health professionals as well as community organisations and healthcare organisations.

Sessions are free and facilitated by Sandra Bradley; Advance Care Planning Consultant. Sandra provides community workshops and also offers paid personal consultations. Click on the date to register for the session you wish to attend.

The program for 2019 is being developed and will be listed as soon as possible.

Download your Advance Directive DIY Kit and Forms here.