Australia’s population is ageing. GPs will increasingly be caring for older patients who will live for some period and die in residential aged care facilities.
Proactive management of older people can assist with planning and identifying needs. An Australian GP framework is supporting GPs in care delivery by highlighting key clinical care processes:
ELDAC, a CareSearch partner project has a primary care toolkit relating to end of life in aged care.
The toolkit includes information on clinical actions, team actions and Health Pathways.
palliAGED, a CareSearch partner project, provides palliative care evidence and practice information resource for the Australian aged care sector.
It has a section For GPs.
Download the palliAGEDgp app (soon to be replaced by the CareSearchgp App)
Use palliAGED's case conference forms
Visit RACGP's Silver Book
Last updated 24 August 2021