Objectives

  1. Discuss residential care available in Australia.
  2. Describe the methods of assessment required before older people can access residential care
  3. Describe Home Care Packages and the process of tailoring these to meet patient needs.
  4. Use a positive approach to old age and illness in older people.
  5. Discuss the principles of palliative care.
  6. Discuss effective communication skills when dealing with the patient, the patientís family and other health professionals in a palliative care setting.
  7. Discuss the importance of family support.