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Palliative Aged Care Outcomes Program (PACOP)

The Palliative Aged Care Outcomes Program aims to systematically improve resident, family & carer outcomes for palliative aged care.

The Palliative Aged Care Outcomes Program, or PACOP, is dedicated to significantly improving the outcomes of all Australians in aged care homes with a particular focus on those who are approaching the end of their life. Residential aged care is often a person’s final place of residence, with approximately 60,000 people in residential aged care homes dying each year. In light of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality & Safety identifying the need for immediate action to improve the quality of care for residents who are dying in aged care homes, it is essential that we help aged care homes and aged care organisations identify, understand and address the palliative care needs of their residents. PACOP does this by helping aged care homes to embed the use of standardised outcomes assessments and tools, and to use the information gathered to respond in a timely way.

Through providing a consistent and nationally-agreed framework to drive resident, provider, policy and system-level improvements in palliative and end of life care, PACOP aims to directly contribute to the overall strengthening and resilience of our aged care system. Explore our website to learn more about our research, core activities and clinical resources.

PACOP is a national palliative aged care program funded by the Australian Government Department of Health working to improve resident, family & carer outcomes for palliative aged care in Australia.

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