The Murrumbidgee Primary Health Aged Care program aims to improve access to primary health care for residents of aged care facilities (RACFs) and those in the community receiving age care services.
Aged Care Consortium
The Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network Aged Care Consortium provides a forum for key stakeholders from health, social and community sectors to improve coordination and equitable access to timely and appropriate care for the older person and their carers.
The Aged Care Consortium is working towards achieving a number of objectives:
- Support system reform through development of strategies which focus on improving coordination and address service gaps in aged care
- Development of strategies to assist clients, carers and providers to navigate the aged care system
- Support professional development opportunities for those working in aged care, encouraging inter professional and cross sector approaches
- Identify opportunities for joint initiatives and work together on joint funding opportunities when available
- Ensure the Aged Care Consortium and any initiatives of the Consortium are evaluated
- Ensure Aged Care Consortium positive outcomes are disseminated particularly throughout the Murrumbidgee region
Looking for information on aged care services?
My Aged Care is the one-stop-shop for aged care services and information in Australia. Myagedcare provides information on:
- The different types of aged care services;
- Eligibility for services and help to find local services;
- Assessments and referrals to the providers of the service;
- Costs of aged care services including fees estimators.
Visit the myagedcare website for further information
St Vincent’s Hospital Psychogeriatric Mental Health Service provide a clinician-to-clinician e-health outreach service for rural and remote clinicians called Psychogeriatric Services-on-Screen (Psychogeriatric SOS). The service provides expert psychogeriatric information, guidance and advice to professional health care workers in rural and remote areas via discussion, education, supervision, case review and multidisciplinary case-conferencing, using web-conferencing. More information at www.psychogeriatricsos.com.au
The Homeward Bound educational booklet has been designed by the Psychogeriatric Service of St Vincent’s Hospital. Its purpose is to meet the needs of older people who have been diagnosed with a depressive illness, and their carers. It is designed with a holistic approach to care, acknowledging that each person has a different experience of depression and therefore each person requires an individual care plan. This program directly involves the individual in their own care planning thereby facilitating control over their health decisions and ongoing wellbeing.