Telehealth Support in Aged Care

Telehealth Support in Aged Care

The Australian Government has provided funding to Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (EMPHN) to improve telehealth infrastructure in residential aged care homes (RACHs), enabling residents to have greater access to primary care services through virtual consultations, where it is safe and appropriate to do so.

Timely access to primary health care professionals in residential aged care homes (RACHs), through face-to-face consultations or telehealth, is a challenge for many RACHs. When access to healthcare is unavailable or limited, preventable hospitalisations can occur causing stress for both residents and staff.

EMPHN has offered three rounds of grants to all aged care homes in the EMPHN catchment. This is for the purpose of enhancing telehealth infrastructure and capability, thereby enabling virtual consultations for residents and improving timely access to primary care services.

Grant applications for the Video Telehealth Grant Opportunity: Empowering Residential Aged Care Connectivity are now closed.

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