It can be hard to know when an older person is becoming really unwell, as their symptoms can be different to what is expected. All we may have to go on is a family member or staff member who notice that a resident is ‘just not themselves’.
So we have started a new project to help staff recognise clinical deterioration early and improve outcomes for aged care residents.
This project will:
- review and recommend best practice in early recognition of clinical deterioration
- develop and test a screening tool for use in aged care.
To improve early recognition of clinical deterioration of people living in aged care.