Date published: 
4 May 2020
Intended Audience: 
Health sector

New evidence-based guidance for older persons at the end of life suffering from mental illness

palliAGED has developed new online resources on understanding and caring for older persons suffering from mental illness and approaching the end of their life.

The new resources include the Mental Illness Practice page which guides aged care staff who are providing care. The page lists evidence-based tools, links, and other information. It also provides learning options and information for aged care organisations.

The Mental Illness Evidence pages summarise research on caring for older persons suffering from depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and suicidality. These pages may be of particular interest to aged care policy development staff.

Home Care Packages Program Data Report 2nd Quarter 2019-20

The Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, and Minister for Youth and Sport, Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck, has released the Home Care Packages Program Data Report covering the period from 1 October to 31 December 2019.

The report is available from the AIHW GEN aged care data website.