About Decision Assist

About Decision Assist

Decision Assist is funded by the Australian Government and is administered by a consortium of national agencies.

The program’s purpose is to:

  • provide specialist palliative care and advance care planning advice to aged care providers and general practitioners (GPs) caring for recipients of aged care services
  • improve linkages between aged care services and palliative care services
  • improve the palliative care and advance care planning expertise of aged care workers and GPs caring for recipients of aged care services
  • improve the quality of care for aged care recipients, prevent unnecessary hospital admission sand shorten hospital stays.

The program’s initiatives include:

  • telephone advisory services
  • website, online learning and mobile applications
  • GP training and resources in advance care planning and palliative care
  • aged care training and resources in advance care planning and palliative care
  • linkages projects.

Decision Assist Evaluation Report

Over the past three years, Decision Assist has created delivered training, resources, advisory services and linkages to improve advance care planning and specialist palliative care to aged care providers and GPs caring for recipients of aged care services.