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palliAGED

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.

Information / help line

  • Email: palliaged@flinders.edu.au

Programs, apps and tools

Recommended links

Last reviewed: August 2020

Information from this partner

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Cognitive Issues

Cognitive Issues Evidence Summary

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Withdrawing Treatment and Deprescribing - Synthesis

Detailed summary & research gaps from withdrawing life sustaining treatment & deprescribing drugs for older persons receiving palliative care in aged care.

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Self Care and Staff Support - Synthesis

Detailed summary & identified gaps from research on self care strategies & support for aged care staff & workers.

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Emergency Planning and Management

Research & evidence summary on managing palliative care emergencies & deterioration of older people's health in aged care.

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Resilience

Research & evidence summary on the mental & emotional resilience of older persons in aged care.

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Palliative Care

Definition & meaning of what is palliative care, what it entails for aged care services in Australia & funding options. Find out more in pallAGED.

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Withdrawing Treatment and Deprescribing

Find out what you & your aged care organisation can do to discuss & manage withdrawal of treatments & deprescribing for older people receiving palliative care.

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Costs and Economics

Research & evidence summary on palliative care costs & funding in aged care.

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Education - Community, Family, Carers

Research & evidence summary on palliative care education for families & carers of older persons in aged care.

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Communication Skills

Find out what you & your aged care organisation can do to develop skills in discussing palliative care issues & talking about end of life, dying & death.

Read more on palliAGED website

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