Developed by Primary Health Tasmania, the Yellow Envelope resource is exactly what it sounds like: a canary yellow A4 sleeve, designed to capture key patient handover information, and keep relevant health records safe and secure in a single spot.
The two-sided envelope is clearly and concisely labelled, and steps aged care facility staff through all the necessary information, such as service provider details, handover summary, a checklist of documents to be included, and more.
Emergency Decision Guidelines
The Emergency Decision Guidelines are a step-by-step guide to provide information on the identification, assessment and management of an acutely unwell or deteriorating resident in an aged care facility.
The guidelines use ISOBAR principles to guide staff to provide the required information during handover.
Shared Transfer of Care
Primary Health Tasmania’s Shared Transfer of Care program sets the standard for transfers of care by promoting a shared approach between organisations, service providers, communities and healthcare consumers
My Aged Care is an Australian Government website and phone line to help people find out what aged care services may be available. It includes a service finder feature where an individual or their carer can look for local meal, support and care coordination services, and much more.
Primary Health Tasmania has collaborated with the Victorian Primary Health Networks to develop a two-page information sheet which outlines where patients, family and carers can find services and support following a dementia diagnosis. It is available in English, Greek, Simplified Chinese and Nepal. The information sheet links to the online Dementia Directory, developed by Primary Health Tasmania and FindHelpTAS.
Some older people need extra, intensive support to access aged care services and other supports in the community.
The Australian Government-funded care finder program helps vulnerable older people find and connect with aged care services in their local area.
Primary Health Tasmania has engaged four organisations to deliver care finder services in Tasmania. More information is available in this fact sheet and on Our Services Portal.
Establishment of this program in Tasmania was informed by a needs assessment process. You can find our needs assessment report here. We thank everyone who provided information and feedback as part of this process.