As the number of older people increases in Australia, so too does the complexity of the management of chronic health concerns. As general practitioners, our challenge is to provide appropriate care of the highest quality to older people regardless of where they are living. General practitioners working collaboratively with other health providers play a key role in delivering high quality primary care to older people living in residential aged care settings.
There are increased opportunities for improving quality of care for residents by all members of the multidisciplinary team. Australian Government initiatives provide for general practitioners to carry out comprehensive medical assessments and contribute to residents’ care plans. There is also provision for residential medication management reviews, and referrals to allied health and dental services. Advance care planning and access to new models for end of life care are also included; stressing the importance of the involvement of the resident, their family, and residential aged care facility staff.
Dr Leisa Andrews provides care for our patients in Nursing Centres and Residential facilities caring for your respite patients, permanent residents, palliative care patients and those with dementia. All of our GP’s attend these facilities when Dr. Andrews is away.
- Noosa Residential Care – Noosa Nursing Centre
- Noosa Care Carramar
- Ozcare Aged Care
- Riverlands Retirement Village
- Laguna Retirement Village