End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) project is a national specialist palliative care and advance care planning advisory service that seeks to enable aged care services to deliver effective care at the end of life. It does this by building on end of life and palliative caregiving capability at the care provider, service, and sector level.
The ELDAC project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care and is being delivered by a national consortium of seven partners:
This service comprises a comprehensive website with resources to equip care providers with skills and information to help older Australians receive high-quality end of life care. National linkage facilitators work with aged care/palliative care/primary care local partnerships and regional networks including Primary Health Networks to implement a range of evidence-based, sustainable linkage strategies using the ELDAC suite of resources. Learning pathways are available to guide health and aged care providers to relevant learning resources while education and training activities serve to address identified gaps.
The ELDAC website is free to access and offers a range of information and practical tools to support clinicians and care providers to plan and provide quality palliative and end life care. Various printed resource packs can also be ordered via the ELDAC website free of charge. The ELDAC project also offers a curated collection of resources and tools, as Toolkits, to support service level processes around palliative and end of life care. There are also several interactive digital tools designed to help aged care workers such as a Home Care App, a Self-Care Room, and a palliative care Digital Dashboard. Aged care services wishing to work even more closely with the project can participate in the ELDAC Service Development Program and have a dedicated ELDAC facilitator help build their service level capability around end of life and palliative care.
To learn more about ELDAC visit the website at: www.eldac.com.au or contact the team at ELDAC.Project@flinders.edu.au
Page last updated 21 November 2023