Our friendly, professionally-trained aged care nurses can help you with most of your medical needs including blood pressure checks, chest pain, wound and infection treatment, skin conditions, medications and more.
Our aged care nursing staff are all fully qualified nurses and their services are available to all our residents – as well as our home care clients. Additionally, home care clients can access nursing care through the Commonwealth Home and Community Care (HACC) program and Home Care Packages (HCP).
Creating Organisational Capacity for Palliative Care
Palliative care is more than the provision of medical relief from pain and other distressing symptoms. It encompasses the psychological, social, emotional and spiritual aspects of a person’s care. The main objective is to achieve the best possible quality of life both for the person and their family.
In addition to our team of Clinical Nurse Consultants and Specialists, since 2014, 32 Registered Nurses have participated in our Palliative Care Program, which has strengthened the delivery of palliative care across our care homes and provided new pathways for nurses to advance in their clinical roles.
The program aims is to educate RNs to become:
- competent in the delivery of palliative care to residents and their families;
- practiced in advance care planning conversations;
- confident in their response to complex symptom management;
- passionate about providing the best possible support to those who are dying.
The six-month program includes a short course with Flinders University, a one-week work placement in a palliative care unit, and one-on-one mentoring with Anglicare's Palliative Care Support Team aligned with the university course modules.
Anglicare’s Graduate Nursing program
Anglicare has recently started a new Graduate Nursing program and this has enhanced the training of our nurses to a high level. We have qualified Nurse Educators, as well as onsite Clinical Educators, who ensure the nurses in the program are trained in how to best care for older people in the best possible manner.
Nurses from our graduate program are sent to various locations within Anglicare, so they’re exposed to a wide variety of learning opportunities for residents and clients with complex illnesses, dementia and palliative nursing needs.
For more information about Anglicare’s Graduate Nursing program, please contact us.