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Acute to Aged Related Care Services (AARCS)

AARCS coordinates the care pathway for aged care patients in public hospitals.

Services outline

  • Comprehensive aged care assessments for aged inpatients with complex care needs to compliment discharge planning.
  • Facilitates residential aged care placement for patients unable to return home from hospital.
  • Arranges family meetings for their target group If necessary.
  • Refers to community based aged care services/respite providers/residential aged care facilities.
  • Liaison with all members of the health care team on issues relating to their clients, can offer advice on ageing issues.
  • Aged care specialist who can assist the older patient to access a range of aged care services, maintains links with residential care and community care providers.
  • A summary care plan for the medical record.
  • Be an older person (65 years plus or 50 plus if Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander).
  • Be medically stable.
  • The client must be aware of and consent to the referral.
  • Referrals can only be made by acute care health professionals via the intake services.

Contact

Referrals are processed via the Intake Service.

Referrals are processed via the Intake Service.

Referrals via the Intake Service.

Referrals are processed via the Intake Service.

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