Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs)
RACF COVID-19 Outbreak: 'Statement of Wishes' package
In preparation for the possibility of COVID-19 outbreaks in local RACFs, we have developed this 'Statement of Wishes' package, which provides templates to support GPs and RACFs to have conversations with residents and their families about their wishes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a result of this package, GPs may receive correspondence from the RACFs you work with. The full package along with interactive pdf versions of the templates contained in the package are listed below:
RACF Outbreak Plan
We have developed a preparedness and response plan for primary care in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak in a Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF).
GPs who provide care to local RACF residents have been invited to complete a feedback survey to ensure our region is better prepared for managing any COVID-19 outbreaks in aged care facilities.
The CDNA has developed guidelines for the prevention, control and public health management of COVID-19 outbreaks in RACF in Australia and how to manage COVID-19 in RACF in the first 24 hours
Advance Care Planning
We encourage GPs with older, vulnerable patients - particularly patients in RACFs - to prioritise putting in place or updating Advance Care Plans with inclusion of COVID-19.
It is important to involve the patient and their families in this process. The following resources can help you:
Palliative Care Resources