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ROSS – Residential In Reach Team (ROSS – RIR)

Service location

Frankston Integrated Health Centre
Hastings Road
(PO Box 52)
Frankston VIC 3199

Contact details

Fax: (03) 9784 2303
Mob: 0439 117 955

For referrals please call ACCESS 1300 665 781 or Fax: 03 9784 2309

ROSS-RIR Team Email: R3@phcn.vic.gov.au

Referral Form

In-service Request Form

Residential In-Reach – Residential Aged Care Service Equipment Information Sheet (Aug 2013)

 

Residential Aged Care Empowerment (RACE) Program resources:
1)    RACE poster
2)    Preventing Hospital Presentation
3)    Allied Health Consultations in Residential Aged Care
4)    The RACGP PDF

About ROSS – RIR Team

ROSS – RIR provides a multidisciplinary service to High Level and Low Level Residential Aged care Facilities in the Peninsula Health catchment area.

ROSS – RIR is an interdisciplinary team comprising of Physiotherapy, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Nursing and Medical clinicians.

ROSS – RIR aims to assist residents to remain in their own environment. It is a consultative service that offers prompt assessment and short term support to prevent admissions to acute care where appropriate. Education is also offered to facilities in a variety of areas, such as wound care, falls prevention, infection control, catheter and PEG care.

Operation hours

  • Weekdays 0800 – 1800hrs only
  • Weekends and Public Holidays 0900 – 1700hrs only

After Hours Poster

Links

ROSS-RIR Brochure (PDF 106KB)

Advance Care Planning Resources 2014/15

Sample of ACP Policy Aged Care
Advance Care Directive form (for the Person with Capacity)
Advance Care Plan form (for the Person Lacking Capacity)
Advance Care Planning Definitions Glossary  
Brochures, Posters and Fact Sheets

These resources are provided to serve as reference for local RACFs when they are developing their local ACP processes and documentation. RACFs are welcome to adopt either part of or the whole document into their local processes. Please acknowledge the source of this information to Peninsula Health and Peninsula Health Advance Care Planning Service.

Care Search
http://www.caresearch.com.au/caresearch/tabid/2840/Default.aspx

 Southern Metropolitan Region Palliative Care Consortium:
http://www.smrpalliativecare-consortium.org.au/viewinfopage.asp?id=11
http://www.smrpalliativecare-consortium.org.au/viewresources.asp

 Victorian Department of Health Advance Care Planning Strategy
http://www.health.vic.gov.au/acp/strategy.htm

Online training for residential aged care workers
https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/ageing-and-aged-care/residential-aged-care/safety-and-quality/workforce-training-development/online-training

 

Medical Related Pathways

Blood transfusion information for RACFs; residents admitting to Peninsula Health
https://www.peninsulahealth.org.au/health-professionals/gp-liaison/blood-transfusions/

RACFs General Related Resources

Office of the Public Advocate
http://www.publicadvocate.vic.gov.au/

Palliative Approach Resources

The ‘Care Management Pathway for Palliative Care management’ poster was developed by local agencies to support residential aged care staff providing palliative care to their residents. It’s recommended for RACF to display the poster at the nursing station.

Peninsula Home Hospice
http://www.peninsulahospice.com.au/

PEPA (Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach)
http://www.pepaeducation.com/learning-workplace-support/online-learning-modules.aspx

Care search Palliative Care Knowledge Network
http://www.caresearch.com.au/Caresearch/Default.aspx

Respecting Patient Choices
http://www.respectingpatientchoices.org.au/

Dementia Related Resources

Alzheimer’s Australia Newsletter
http://www.fightdementia.org.au/research-publications/alzheimers-australia-newsletters.aspx

Dementia Behavioural Management Advisory Service
http://dbmas.org.au/Your_state/victoria

Dementia Resource Library
https://www.bsl.org.au/services/people-with-dementia/dementia-resources-library/

Infection Control Related Resources

Infection Control Training Module
http://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/our-work/healthcare-associated-infection/building-clinician-capacity/infection-prevention-and-control-online-modules/