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End of Life Directions for Aged Care ELDAC

ELDAC is a national specialist palliative care and advance care planning advisory service. This service comprises a comprehensive website and a telephone advisory service. These resources will equip care providers with skills and information to help older Australians receive high-quality end of life care.

The project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health to support quality care at the end of life. It is delivered by a consortium that brings together three universities and five national bodies from aged care, palliative care and primary care. The project builds linkages between healthcare providers in specialist palliative care services and in the aged care sector.

ELDAC builds on existing work and resources to build awareness and encourage their use. Key resources include the palliative care evidence developed for palliAGED and the expertise of Advance Care Planning Australia.

Vision and mission

The project seeks to promote change enabling a reduction of avoidable hospital admissions, with shortened stays, and improved quality of care.

The mission of the project is to improve the quality of care for people in residential and community aged care settings.

How ELDAC can help

ELDAC aims to connect those working with older Australians in aged care, primary care and palliative care with the quality resources available and to facilitate awareness of, and connection between, services, agencies and groups.

Information line

  • Call 1800 870 155 Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm, or
  • Email: eldac.project@flinders.edu.au

Programs, apps and tools

Recommended links

Last reviewed: September 2020

Information from this partner

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Residential Aged Care - What I can do

This section of the Residential Aged Care (RAC) Toolkit delivers information on how to provide palliative care and advance care planning for people living in residential aged care and for their families.

Read more on End of Life Directions for Aged Care ELDAC website

Legal - Futile or non-beneficial treatment Factsheet

People may disagree about what futility means and when treatment is non-beneficial. This can make these decisions complex. This factsheet explains key legal principles about futile treatment.

Read more on End of Life Directions for Aged Care ELDAC website

Clinical Care - Home Care

This section of the Home Care Toolkit delivers information on how to provide advance care planning and palliative care for people living at home and their families.

Read more on End of Life Directions for Aged Care ELDAC website

Part of Life - My Care Matters

If death is a normal part of life, why can talking about it feel so uncomfortable? Why is it sometimes easier to talk to our colleagues about death than it is to talk to our family members or the people we care for? This campaign invites you to explore death as a natural part of life. It shows the positive impact that you can create in talking about end of life with the people you care for, and how it can improve the care you provide in aged care.

Read more on End of Life Directions for Aged Care ELDAC website

Legal - Advance Care Directives Factsheet

An Advance Care Directive can be a useful tool for people to communicate instructions about future health care decisions. This factsheet explains the key legal principles on Advance Care Directives.

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Work Together - Home Care

Working as a team means providing integrated care across services - acute, primary, home care and specialist palliative care.

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Primary Care - Clinical Action

In this section, we will be looking at key learnings and actions for delivery of palliative care and advance care planning in primary care. You will find clinical tools and educational resources for clinicians, as well as information for patients and their families within each clinical domain.

Read more on End of Life Directions for Aged Care ELDAC website

ELDAC - Residential Aged Care

The Residential Aged Care Toolkit provides information and guidance to support palliative care and advance care planning for residents and their families. Within each section of the toolkit you will find information, how to guides, tools and forms, and carer resources.

Read more on End of Life Directions for Aged Care ELDAC website

Primary Care - HealthPathways

HealthPathways is a web-based information portal, designed to be used at the point of care, primarily for general practitioners and other clinicians. In some regions access to HealthPathways may also be available to hospital specialists, nurses, allied health and other health professionals.

Read more on End of Life Directions for Aged Care ELDAC website

Legal - Mythbusters Futile or non-beneficial treatment

Myth-Busters: Futile or Non-Beneficial Treatment

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