Resources for aged care

What's new?

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) recently facilitated a Clinical Aspects of COVID-19 in RACFs webinar, which you can view here

Other information

The Department of Health is providing up-to-date and authoritative information and advice on COVID-19 for the aged care sector including useful resources like:

The Department of Health has also developed a 30-minute online training module on how to protect yourself and the people you are caring for from infection with COVID-19. This training is for care workers across all health care settings. An aged care specific module is also available. Click here to register for the training.

Aged care providers and health professionals can also can keep up to date with the latest information on COVID-19 via the NSW Health website, and are strongly encouraged by NSW Health to check the website daily. These updates include:

Useful resources to support end of life care are available on the End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) website. ELDAC provides information, guidance, and resources to health professionals and aged care workers to support palliative care and advance care planning to improve the care of older Australians.

Important up-to-date information for health professionals is also available on your local HealthPathways site: ACT & Southern NSW or Illawarra Shoalhaven. HealthPathways is a free online tool for health professionals aimed at improving patient care by providing local up-to-date assessment, management, and referral options. The mobile-friendly platform supports clinicians to make the right decisions, together with patients, at the point of care.

In addition to comprehensive clinical information, ACT & Southern NSW HealthPathways and Illawarra Shoalhaven HealthPathways now contain a number of COVID-19 specific pathways including information regarding changes to telehealth, assessment, ongoing management, and local COVID-19 referral services.

HealthPathways also provides up-to-date information on changes to local services, due to the impact of COVID-19. There is also a suite of pathways specifically relating to older adults' health and older persons' health which may be a useful resource for your teams.

You can access ACT & Southern NSW HealthPathways or Illawarra Shoalhaven HealthPathways via your computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile device.