Queensland program empowers aged care workers to prevent hospitalizations

ABC News April 2, 2024, 02:00 AM UTC

Summary: A training program funded by the Queensland government aims to reduce hospital admissions by empowering aged care workers to identify health issues early. Developed by educators, the program addresses preventable emergency admissions in the elderly. In 2017-2018, 46% of such hospitalizations were for people aged 65 and over. The program received $58,000 for four workshops and aims to expand statewide. Personal care workers play a crucial role in early detection and escalation of health concerns.

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