One of the most common myths with palliative care is that once a resident is referred for palliative care it’s almost the end. However, palliative care in case of residential aged care facilities should be a way to improve the quality of life of the resident while they face a life threatening illness. Rather than focussing on the amount of time left, it should be targeted to ensure a high quality life for the resident.
A study has shown that by providing high quality care in residential aged care facilities, it has shown significant benefits. Advanced care plans must be planned to ensure highest standards of care and support. Research reports and experts have recommended that everyone across Australia must have a more timely access to referrals which can in turn ensure better quality outcome.
Residential aged care facilities must make it possible for everyone to have access to specialist care before they even start to experience end-of-life symptoms.