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Bendigo Health, Monash University and Murray Primary Health Network collaborated to address barriers to the uptake and communication of Advance Care Plans in rural Victoria
We will co-design, test and refine the 4Ms framework with six health services providing care to older people across Victoria
We have developed a Falls Review Tool to assist health services to streamline the review process and strengthen the resulting recommendations.
We developed clinical guidance to support Victorians in their wish to die at home, through use of anticipatory medicines
Health services from Indigo Shire worked with US experts, local academics, local council and consumers to design an age-friendly health system for older people in rural communities
This initiative will establish best practice principles in end of life care for Victorian’s with life limiting illness and their families and carers
We will develop a new tool to help staff recognise clinical deterioration early and improve outcomes for aged care residents.
Alfred Health and Ambulance Victoria developed a collaborative falls response model, providing a specialised, in-home service to patients to reduce their risk of falling
Partnering with 21 health services, we reduced patient falls and length of stay and increased delirium screening and care plans
Palliative Care South East established an early intervention palliative and supportive care clinic to provide terminally ill but stable clients with access to support sooner
More older hospital patients are getting active in hospital, improving their chances of getting better quickly, through this local 'End PJ paralysis' initiative
We tested a frailty screening process and bundle of care to improve how we recognise and respond to frailty
The Geri-Connect project aimed to use video conferencing telehealth technology to bridge the geographic divide and establish a sustainable specialist geriatrician service
We expanded a successful telehealth model for geriatric assessments to eight public residential aged care facilities
We developed guidance, a flowchart and consumer information to help clinicians make the decision to safely use bed rails
Bolton Clarke's HOW-R-U? program matches older patients with a volunteer who will provide regular telephone support after they have been discharged to improve their quality of life
We tested new guidelines and a clinical care standard to inform best practice for managing hip fractures
We adapted guidance on palliative sedation therapy for Victorian specialist palliative care services
Austin Health established a system to improve delirium identification and developed a bundle of delirium prevention strategies that both staff and consumers could implement
We will support clinical recognition of people with a life limiting illness and the appropriate responses to facilitate timely inclusion of palliative services
The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre launched a multidisciplinary team to enable more people to receive end-of-life care in their place of preference
WAVE brought together consumers, Ambulance Victoria and palliative care service providers to improve collaboration and develop principles of engagement