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Exploring the nexus of aged care and digital reforms: Navigating challenges and seizing opportunities

In this blog, Dr Priyanka Vandersman explains why ELDAC’s palliative care dashboard is an example of how digital transformation can be supported by products that align with changing regulations to drive innovation and improve outcomes.

Added 04 Apr 2024
Why don’t we talk about dying

This blog explores the reluctance to discuss death and dying and introduces the Last Days program. Last Days is aimed at providing carers with the practical knowledge and resources to care for those who are in their last days, particularly in rural areas where palliative care services are limited. Find out how the program emphasises the importance of open conversations about end-of-life care and equipping families and communities with the tools to provide compassionate support.

​​Carer Knowledge Exchange: Connecting research to practice to improve outcomes for carers​

​​The Carer Knowledge Exchange (CKE) aims to improve outcomes for family and friend carers by connecting research to practice. Through a digital platform and Research Library, regular events and engagement opportunities, the CKE seeks to help expand, translate and disseminate the carer evidence base to improve carer-focused policy making and practice.

Added 06 Mar 2024
Dining and consumer choice – Goal planning form

This is an interactive, fillable form to be used by aged care staff to plan their services' food, nutrition and dining goals to improve resident's and older people's experiences of dining.

Food, nutrition and dining: a reflection on practice – A training resource for aged care providers and their workforce

A PowerPoint presentation by the Commission to be used by aged care providers as a resource to support  staff to learn about food, nutrition and dining framed within the four priority areas of dining, choice, swallowing and oral health. 

Food, nutrition and dining – Stand up discussion notes

The Commission has developed this resource for providers to introduce food, nutrition and dining topics to their staff. Each topic area is supported by a resource having two different sets of reflective discussion points, a set for the corporate group and one for staff providing direct care.

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A fact sheet for aged care residents – Do you have questions, concerns or complaints about your food, nutrition and dining in aged care?

A fact sheet explaining how older people receiving aged care services can use the Food, Nutrition and Dining Hotline to ask questions, raise concerns or make a complaint about their dining experiences.

Food, nutrition and dining Hotline - Stakeholder communications kit

The Commission has developed this communication kit to help service providers to spread the word to staff and older people about their Food, Nutrition and Dining Hotline. The kit includes social media posts and tiles, video, fact sheets and a newsletter article to promote the Hotline and other food, nutrition and dining resources. 

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A factsheet for providers – About the Food, nutrition and dining Hotline

This fact sheet outlines the the Commission's Food, Nutrition and Dining Hotline and how the service can support aged care providers and people receiving aged care services.

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A fact sheet for aged care residents – Enjoying dining in aged care

A fact sheet for aged care residents explaining how enjoyable dining experiences can be created by working with care teams. This fact sheet also outlines considerations for care teams when planning dining experiences and how these align to the Aged Care Quality Standards.