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Partnerships in care

A Partnership in care program supports aged care residents and their family or close friends to continue their relationships of care and companionship even during periods of an infectious outbreak.

Where a resident identifies a partner in care, the aged care home can implement a formal partnership arrangement.

Becoming a partner requires basic training in infection prevention and control. Partners also need to understand what is required to enter an aged care home during an outbreak.

Resources to support providers and partners in care

We have developed resources to assist partners in care and residential aged care providers.

Partners in care

  • Partner fact sheet – explains partnerships in care to family and close friends of residents.
  • Partner information package – assists partners to build knowledge and skills in infection prevention and control. This includes videos to demonstrate hand hygiene.

Residential aged care providers

  • Provider fact sheet – explains Partnerships in care programs to residential aged care providers.
  • Provider toolkit – supports providers to establish a Partnerships in care program in their service.

 

Other resources

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