Program reducing emergency department admissions

| 15 Nov 2017

A pilot program for aged care residents experiencing non-life threatening, acute health issues has resulted in a dramatic decrease in hospital emergency department presentations. The Geriatric Rapid Acute Care Evaluation (GRACE) program organises nurses and specialist equipment to assist in the care of residents who would otherwise go through the disruptive hospital admission process.

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Sophia Bolden

Communications Coordinator

Sophia Bolden is the Communications Coordinator at Telstra Health - ADCC (formerly iCareHealth). With a background in the disability and aged care sector, she brings an understanding and passion for aged care. Sophia recognises the importance of social media and online communication in relating technology and aged care news in the most effective way possible.

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