PCOC Aged Care Assessment Forms
Four forms are used in PCOC’s residential aged care palliative care outcomes program. Using these forms as part of routine practice is key to driving improvements in outcomes.
- Download the PCOC resident details form (pdf) - used when a resident requires palliative care. It captures key information about the resident, for example diagnosis and preferred language.
- Download the PCOC care details form (pdf)) - captures information when a resident starts, changes or stops palliative care.
- Download the PCOC palliative assessment and clinical response form for RAC (pdf)- contains PCOC’s validated measures. It captures information to help the resident and their carers receive the care they need.
- Download the PCOC Symptom Assessment Scale (SAS) form for RAC (docx) - contains the PCOC SAS, a measure of distress related to common symptoms.
PCOC provides free education and training to help use these forms. There are also instructions on how to use these forms in PCOC’s Palliative care routine assessment and response protocol for residential aged care. PCOC can provide software (free of charge) to help manage your data. Access to a network of palliative care providers is also part of the program.
Residential aged care providers in Australia are welcome to contact us to participate in PCOC’s residential aged care palliative care outcomes program.