What does the Aged Care Royal Commission mean for me?

On 1 March 2021, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety publicly released its final report along with 148 recommendations on how the aged care system can be improved. But what does the Royal Commission mean for you as a care worker?

One of the main recommendations impacting care workers is Recommendation 80 which calls for all workers who have direct contact with people seeking or receiving services in the aged care system, to undertake regular training about dementia care and palliative care.

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) provides FREE palliative care training through our government-funded Palliative Care Online Training Portal. The training portal includes six modules covering:

  • The needs of people and their families as they approach end-of-life
  • Assessment skills
  • End-of-life conversations
  • Self-care and building resilience
  • Pain management
  • Recognising deteriorating patients

The training is non-clinical and highly interactive. It has been completed by over 64,000 people, with over 80% saying they felt more confident in their ability to deliver best-practice palliative care services after completing the training.

If you want to keep ahead of the changes and build your skills to deliver the best possible palliative care, register for the FREE Palliative Care Online Training Portal here: pallcaretraining.com.au.