Dialysis in aged care

Kidney dialysis service In 2017 OCAV won a national better practice award for its innovative kidney dialysis service run from Liscombe House, its aged care facility. The Australian Aged Care Quality Agency (AACQA) awarded OCAV for its care of the late Peter Stock who had been on home dialysis at OCAV’s Leith Park village for three years as part of a pilot program involving the Royal District Nursing Service. In September 2016 Peter, who had chronic kidney disease stage 4, deteriorated rapidly, and was no longer able to live in his independent unit because he required peritoneal dialysis every night while he slept. Following careful consideration and with the training and support of Austin Hospital, OCAV cared for Peter on dialysis at its Liscombe House aged care facility from October 2016 through to his death in February 2017. OCAV’s nursing team worked with the multi-disciplinary and home-therapy teams at the Austin Hospital in the set-up of the dialysis service. The home therapy unit at Austin hospital offered their full support and 24-hour backup/call service, and provided relevant education and competency testing for staff. Home therapy organised for the peritoneal dialysis equipment and solutions to be provided through Baxter Health Care. In its deliberations, the AACQA noted OCAV’s care model which is person-centric where every individual’s health and wellbeing is important regardless of what stage of life they are at. Until Peter’s ... Read More

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Phillip Wohlers

The Old Colonists' Association of Victoria

Phillip is a Certified Practising Accountant who has been with the Association for over fifteen ... Read More