The New Quality Indicators: Improving the Quality of Aged Care Services
On April 1, 2023, six new quality indicators (QIs) will need to be reported on by residential aged care providers through The National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program. In […]
Advance Care Directives: A digital solution for aged care
Ensuring that all residents have a completed Advance Care Directive (or plan) can be challenging for residential aged care providers. However, with many residents not indicating their preferences before becoming […]
Managed dying. The new palliative care?
‘Managed Dying. The new palliative care?’ was originally written by Dr Merran Cooper and published as a guest post for Looking Forward, a newsletter mostly about healthy longevity, impact and […]
Advance Care Plans: The Basics
When it comes to the subject of Advance Care Planning, for many it is a case of ‘There’s always time to do it later”, until it is too late. It […]
Advance Care Plans: Understanding ‘Power of Attorney’
One of the key steps when creating an Advance Care Plan is naming your Substitute Decision Maker (in some states/territories you may be entitled to appoint more than one). This […]
Starting the Conversation
When it comes to end of life planning, starting the conversation with your loved ones may seem like the hardest part. It doesn’t have to be. Getting the Ball […]
Touchstone Life Care: Our Beliefs regarding an End of Life Plan.
Considering an End of Life Plan? Touchstone Life Care is an organisation built on a passionate belief that everyone – young or old, healthy or sick – deserves the opportunity […]
Choosing the right Residential Aged Care Facility.
Choosing an Aged Care Facility is an important consideration when it comes to your end of life planning. If – due to illness or injury – you need to be […]
3 Avoidable Reasons People Don’t Get the End of Life They Want
People often bounce in and out of hospital in the final years of their life – up to 8 times in their last year of life alone. But why is […]
Why doctors need your Advance Care Plan
Hospitals and verbal communication Hospitals are a place where verbal communication goes to die. This is unfortunately a common truth – our modern health care system is incredible and helps many […]