Brotherhood of St Laurence

For their sake : can we improve the quality and safety of resident transfers from acute hospitals to residential aged care? /

By: McDonald, Tracey T.A | Australian Catholic University
Publisher: Sydney Australian Catholic University 2007Description: PDFSubject(s): Older People Care | Older People Transportation | Older People Residential Care | Hospital Care | Older People Medical Care | Health Surveys | Health ServicesOnline Resources: Electronic copy
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Commissioned by the Aged Care Association Australia September 2007

The interface between acute care and residential care of elderly people provides the ingredients for potential disagreement and circumstances which might impact negatively on the care of the residents and their families. In particular, the transfer of residents between acute care and aged care facilities has been the source of significant concerns within the aged care sector. As a consequence of these concerns voiced by members of the Aged Care Association Australia (ACAA) a survey has been undertaken into the quality of service, continuity of care and duty of care around this important service interface. The survey and this report document responses from 371 respondents from residential aged care facilities on their experiences in the chain of care between acute hospitals and aged care facilities.



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