C2: Improving aged care through multidisciplinary intervention

Format: Presentation
Stream: Integrated Care
Content filters: Features discussion of improvement methodology

(Part One): Dementia and changed behaviours: Using person-centred care to reduce medicine-related harms 

Harms often outweigh benefits when using psychotropic medicines (e.g., antipsychotics and benzodiazepines) to manage changed behaviours in people living with dementia. Person-centred care has been effective at reducing use of psychotropic medicines while improving overall management of changed behaviours in people with dementia.

NPS MedicineWise led a multidisciplinary and multistakeholder collaboration in the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of an Australia-wide program. The program aimed to improve the quality use of psychotropic medicines in people living with dementia, across primary care and residential aged care facilities (RACFs).

This session will engage participants in processes used in program development.

Clare Weston, NPS MedicineWise; Australia

(Part Two): Regional Queensland Falls Collaborative: Multi-sector innovation reducing personal and system impact of falls

Speakers will share the secrets of municipal partnerships in developing the Wide Bay Falls Collaborative – Fraser Coast Falls Prevention Service Pilot Project.

Partnering with the Queensland Ambulance Service, Central Queensland, Wide Bay Sunshine Coast Primary Health Network, Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre, Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service, General Practice and consumers, this pilot is a patient-centred, biopsychosocial and salutogenic model. Combining evidence-based and best-practice methodologies to improve consumer safety, health and wellbeing, an integrated health and social care model promises to transform shared care across the patient health care journey.

Kristen James, Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service; Australia

Jasper Duane-Davis, Queensland Health; Australia