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Care Planning in Aged Care

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Care Planning in Aged Care
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Health, Disability and Aged Care
Course Duration
Subject Matter Expert
Melissa Sinfield
Kineo Courses
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The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA)
This activity has been endorsed by APNA according to approved quality standards criteria. Completion of these educational activities entitles eligible participants to claim 40 CPD minutes.

This course aims to give care staff an increased understanding of person-centred care planning, the steps in the care planning process, how to develop person-centred goals, and developing and sustaining care planning partnerships.

Target Audience

Care plans help guide the care and services that aged care consumers receive. They are unique to each consumer and developed in partnership with consumers, their family or advocates, and staff. It is crucial that Aged Care organisations have standardised processes for creating and following care plans. Aged care staff also have a role to play in helping to keep them up-to-date.

The target audience for the course includes aged care leaders, managers, registered and enrolled nurses and Community Care Coordinators.

Learning Outcomes

Every aged care consumer must have a care plan, a document that describes the care and services that they need but planning quality care involves more than just identifying clinical care needs. A consumers care plan should consider their unique values, preferences, and goals, allowing care providers to identify care, services, and additional ways to support the consumer that will ensure their continued independence, allowing them to live life as they choose.

To achieve this, care planning must be carried out in line with the principles of person-centred care. Great care for one consumer, might miss the mark for another, so care plans should include personalised information about how each consumer wishes to receive care and services. Care plans should be created collaboratively, with input from consumers, their families or advocates, and their physicians or healthcare workers.

Finally, the plan needs to be a living document. Processes need to be in place to regularly review and updated to reflect any changes in the consumers condition, or preferences.

Kineo Courses Care Planning in Aged Care course has been designed to provide aged care leaders, managers, registered and enrolled nurses and Community Care Coordinators with the knowledge they need to plan quality care. After completing the course, these learners will increase their understanding of:

Person-centred care planning

·      The steps in the care planning process

·      Developing care goals with consumers and theirfamilies

·      Reviewing and assessing care plans, and

·      Developing and sustaining care planning partnerships

Additionally, the course provides learners with downloadable takeaway resources, including a sample care plan, a care plan auditing tool and a poster providing tips on identifying care goals.

The course has been reviewed by Melissa Sinfield, a recognised subject matter expert in the aged care space and supports Aged Care Quality Standards 1-8.

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