Resources for care of older people toolkit

The Care of Older People in Acute Hospitals Workgroup undertook a review of the information contained within the Victorian ‘Best care for older people everywhere – The toolkit’ and identified some additional resources with relevance to South Australia which may be useful. Links to these resources are listed below.

Assessment, communication and person-centred practice

ISBAR mnemonic and SA Health Clinical Handover Policy Directive


The Continence Foundation of Australia


Delirium Care Pathway, University of Wollongong, NSW Department of Health on behalf of the Health Care of Older Australian Standing Committee

Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Services (SA)

Dementia Support Australia

Delirium Clinical Care Standard

Hospital Dementia Services Project

How to Interact with a Person who has Dementia: An educational resource for undergraduate healthcare students on person centred care


Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care – Medication safety self-assessment tools

Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook -in particular Section D

Continuity in Medication Management – a Handbook for SA hospitals

High Risk Medicines

Medication Safety Self Assessment for Antithrombotic Therapy in Australian Hospitals

National Safety and Quality Health Service – Standard 4 – Medication Safety

SA Medication Safety and Pharmaceutical Reform

SA Health Medication Safety Program

The ‘Spell it out’ Standardised terminology, abbreviations and symbols to be used when communicating

The South Australian Incident Management System

Falls, mobility and self-care

SA Health Safety and Quality - Fall and Fall Injury Prevention

Nutrition and swallowing

Malnutrition - who is at risk and things to consider (DAA)

Person centred practice

Australian Safety and Quality Framework for Health Care

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Patient centred care

Advance Care Planning - Your wishes for future care

Health and Community Services Charter of Healthcare Rights

Pressure injuries and skin tears

SA Health Safety and Quality Pressure ulcer prevention and treatment