Respecting and meeting end-of-life care needs in residential aged care

Access to high quality palliative and end-of-life care in aged care facilities will enable more Australians to have a good death, aged care, palliative care and aged care consumer peak bodies said today.
 
To help mark National Palliative Care Week 2017, Palliative Care Australia, COTA Australia, Alzheimer’s Australia, Aged & Community Services Australia, Leading Age Services Australia, Aged Care Guild and Catholic Health Australia released a set of agreed principles to guide the delivery of palliative and end-oflife care services in residential aged care.
 
The principles reflect the need to recognise when an aged care resident is approaching the end of life and to ensure their physical, emotional and spiritual needs are assessed and met; that their care is holistic and that their dignity, privacy and diversity is respected.
 
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