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Collaborative Care Outreach for Residential Aged Care Facilities

Collaborative Care Outreach for Residential Aged Care Facilities

The ‘A Collaborative Care Outreach for Residential Aged Care Facilities in SLHD’ (ACCORD) project aims to deliver improvements in clinical leadership, education, processes and connections between the Access Care Team and Residential Aged Care Facility Outreach Service.
Sydney Local Health District
Added: 24 April 2018|Last updated: 2 June 2021
Geriatric Medicine Outreach Service

Geriatric Medicine Outreach Service

This service provides cross-district virtual geriatric consults to people living in rural and remote areas.
Sydney Local Health DistrictWestern NSW Local Health DistrictFar West Local Health District
Added: 24 May 2021|Last updated: 24 May 2021
Please Let Me Out: a standardised capacity testing process for confused patient

Please Let Me Out: a standardised capacity testing process for confused patient

This project developed a standardised capacity testing and guardianship application process for confused patients, with a multidisciplinary approach to support decision making in the hospital environment.
Coffs Harbour Base Hospital
Added: 4 July 2016|Last updated: 14 May 2021
Southcare Outreach Service (SOS)

Southcare Outreach Service (SOS)

The Southcare Outreach Service is a new model of care that delivers a rapid response, multidisciplinary team to clients aged over 65 years in their home to prevent presentations to the emergency department.
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Added: 19 February 2016|Last updated: 22 April 2021
Multidisciplinary Teams in Focus: Improving the Journey of the Person with Complex Needs

Multidisciplinary Teams in Focus: Improving the Journey of the Person with Complex Needs

This project aims to enhance multidisciplinary teamwork in a rural hospital, by ensuring that acute ward and community health staff participate in care planning for admitted patients and improve the interface between the acute settings and community health services.
Deniliquin Health Service
Added: 4 May 2015|Last updated: 21 April 2021
Making the Health of the Nation Outcome Scale Work For Us

Making the Health of the Nation Outcome Scale Work For Us

This project added an additional multidisciplinary team meeting to the Older Persons Mental Health Team schedule each week and adjusted the meeting agenda, to allow more time for mental health care reviews.
Sutherland Hospital and Community Health Service
Added: 30 April 2018|Last updated: 8 April 2021
Improving resident activity levels in the aged care facility on Norfolk Island

Improving resident activity levels in the aged care facility on Norfolk Island

We worked closely with the community, staff, residents, and families of those living in the aged care facility on Norfolk Island to address their most pressing issue; the activity levels of the residents.
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Added: 5 December 2018|Last updated: 13 December 2018
Detecting Delirium in the Emergency Department

Detecting Delirium in the Emergency Department

Belmont District Hospital implemented an education package for nursing staff, to improve the use of the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) screening tool in the emergency department (ED). The CAM tool is an affordable and easy way to dramatically improve the outcomes of patients presenting to the ED with delirium.
Added: 14 February 2018|Last updated: 1 March 2018
The Smallest Things Can Make the Biggest Difference

The Smallest Things Can Make the Biggest Difference

Broken Hill Health Service in Far West Local Health District implemented the person-centred sunflower tool, to improve communication and build a rapport between staff, patients and carers.
Added: 29 January 2018|Last updated: 12 February 2018
Falls in older people with cataract: a longitudinal evaluation of impact and risk

Falls in older people with cataract: a longitudinal evaluation of impact and risk

his project identified factors associated with an increased falls risk in older people with cataract during their wait for cataract surgery.
The George Institute for Global Health, UNSW Australia
Added: 23 June 2017|Last updated: 30 June 2017
Living Well in Residential Aged Care: Reducing Falls and Harm from Falls

Living Well in Residential Aged Care: Reducing Falls and Harm from Falls

Nyngan Health Service developed a falls workbook and DVD, which was used to educate aged care residents on falls and empower them to develop personalised strategies that would reduce their risk of falling.
Nyngan Residential Aged Care
Added: 10 February 2017|Last updated: 27 February 2017
Providing Appropriate Care for Residents in Aged Care (PAC4RAC)

Providing Appropriate Care for Residents in Aged Care (PAC4RAC)

This project aims to reduce the number of unnecessary ambulance transfers of aged care residents, by developing a patient-centred care model. This model will determine the most appropriate care pathway, allow clinicians to deliver timely healthcare services and provide the patient with appropriate care in their home.
NSW AmbulanceNorthern Sydney Local Health DistrictTwilight Aged Care
Added: 7 December 2016|Last updated: 16 December 2016
Missing Walking Belts and Sticks

Missing Walking Belts and Sticks

Blacktown Hospital implemented a number of processes to track the use and improve the storage of walking belts and sticks in the Stroke and Aged Care Ward.
Western Sydney Local Health District
Added: 13 May 2016|Last updated: 17 October 2016
Home in the Hospital

Home in the Hospital

This project provided a home-like environment for permanent aged care residents, with improved socialisation and mobility. It also involved residents in care planning and increased the use of Transitional Aged Care Program resources.
Narromine Hospital and Community Health
Added: 2 December 2015|Last updated: 3 December 2015
Who’s My Voice?

Who’s My Voice?

This project worked in collaboration with residential aged care facilities (RACFs) to assess current practices and develop a robust, sustainable and transferable process to deliver Advanced Care Planning in RACFs.
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Added: 30 November 2015|Last updated: 3 December 2015
Let’s get STARTed: Managing Urinary Tract Infections in the Residential Aged Care Unit

Let’s get STARTed: Managing Urinary Tract Infections in the Residential Aged Care Unit

This project created a new model of care to educate staff on how to manage the symptoms of urinary tract infections (UTIs) with alternative therapies, rather than multiple antibiotics.
Grenfell Multi-Purpose Service
Added: 8 October 2015|Last updated: 23 October 2015
Stepping Out of the Box

Stepping Out of the Box

A group rehabilitation class was established for eligible clients in weeks 6-12 of the Blacktown Transitional Aged Care Program, incorporating education, physical activity and social activities.
Western Sydney Local Health District
Added: 14 July 2015|Last updated: 4 September 2015

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