Collaborative improving care for older people

Residential aged care providers in the Caboolture region have come together to improve the care journey and experience for the growing number of people living in aged care facilities.

Caboolture Residential Aged Care Collaborative meetings include Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) managers and clinicians, several areas of Caboolture Hospital, Brisbane North PHN staff and local GPs within the Caboolture Hospital catchment.

Caboolture Hospital Nurse Navigator Geriatric Flow Rosie Trent said the collaborative was developed in partnership between the Brisbane North PHN and Caboolture Hospital.

“The 16 residential aged care facilities in the Caboolture Hospital catchment have more than 1,500 residents,” Rosie said.

“It’s great to have all providers in the one room, working together and sharing information, which assists in identifying areas that we can work on to improve care for residents, improve systems and further educate RACF staff.

“It provides the opportunity to reinvigorate and develop our relationships and benchmark what true collaboration does to improve systems and patient outcomes.

“Without this avenue for communication, simple changes and opportunities may have not been identified so early.

“While members come from different providers, we all share a common goal of wanting to work closely together to provide better access to high quality and coordinated care for residents of RACFs in the Caboolture region.”

Meetings are held every two months at a different RACF in the Caboolture region.

For more details on the new collaborative contact Emma White from Brisbane North PHN on 07 3630 7381 or emma.white@brisbanenorthphn.org.au.

Pictured above from left to right: Stephanie Wilson and Emma Van Leeuwen from St Paul’s Retirement and Aged Care Living Caboolture, Brisbane North PHN Sector Collaboration Lead, Care Coordination Emma White, Caboolture Hospital Nurse Navigator, Geriatric Flow Rosie Trent and Brisbane North PHN Manager, Care Coordination Sharon Gavioli.