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palliAGED is an online evidence-based guidance and knowledge resource developed to support people providing palliative care and care at the end of life for older people. Palliative care maintains quality of life by addressing physical symptoms such as pain or nausea as well as helping with emotional, spiritual, and social needs.

Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, palliAGED was developed by the CareSearch Project Team at Flinders University, South Australia, and launched in 2017.

This updated resource consolidates and replaces the information contained in the Guidelines for a Palliative Approach in Residential Aged Care (APRAC) and the Guidelines for a Palliative Approach for Aged Care in the Community Setting (COMPAC). palliAGED is based on a robust quality process to ensure the trustworthiness of the information and collaboration with the aged care sector to ensure relevance. This has been recognised with HONcode certification.

Vision and mission

To provide evidence-based information to the aged care workforce, and older Australians seeking information about palliative care.

How palliAGED can help

palliAGED community resources provide information on palliative care and end of life care and on services and resources that can help the person and their families. Additional support for care of people of all ages can be found on the CareSearch website.

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Last reviewed: August 2020

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Cognitive Issues

Cognitive Issues Evidence Summary

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Communication at End of Life - Synthesis

Detailed summary & identified gaps from research on discussing end of life, palliative care, death & dying with older people in aged care & families/carers.

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Family Carers

Research & evidence summary on the role & support strategies for carers, family members & friends of older persons receiving palliative care in aged care.

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Caring for Carers

Carers can be a friend, neighbour, extended family, spouse, sibling, child, or parent. Caring for someone with a serious illness can change your life in different ways. It can be both rewarding and sometimes overwhelming. Making time for yourself is important.

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For Pharmacists

Find support for the role of pharmacists in palliative care and aged care, including resources that can support practice in Australia.

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Bereavement, Grief and Loss

People react to death in different ways. It is often quite a shock when someone you know dies, even when it is an expected death after a long illness. This section provides information and resources that may be of help during this difficult time.

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Thinking About Aged Care

Planning for care needs. Planning for care needs when more care is needed, aged care services can be important. You will need to learn about the different types of aged care services that are available and what is involved in accessing them.

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Keeping their memory alive after death. Following a death, you may spend time to reflect and acknowledge the person’s life. In this way the person who has died will still have a voice, a story, or a connection that remains with you.

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Comorbidity and Multimorbidity - Synthesis

Detailed summary & identified gaps from research on supporting older people with comorbidity & frailty, including discussing prognosis & treatment complexity.

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