Cairns West Medical Centre is a leading specialist health provider in general practice services to the Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF) sector.
One of the most significant factors in providing quality residential aged care is to ensure that there is sufficient medical expertise provided by skilled practitioners at the RACF.
Aged-care residents, particularly those in high care, need readily available access to a doctor – perhaps more than any other members of society. The clinical care outcomes of our residents will always be our primary focus.
We have developed a medical service that incorporates the best practice for residential aged care, namely the chronic care model that addresses not only the residents’ complex health needs but also supports the facilities accreditation and funding needs.
Cairns West Medical Centre already offers a professional, personalised, comprehensive & convenient general practice care to several nursing homes and caring general practice service to residents of aged care facilities.
GP’s ensure that quality care is delivered through participation in important programs such as
- Comprehensive Medical Assessments (CMA’s): prompt documentation of diagnoses and medical directives for Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) purposes & Identifying medical/nursing interventions that are relevant to ACFI
- Contribution to a resident’s Care Plan: collaborative approach to caring together with the RACF
- Residential Medication Management Reviews (RMMR’s): reduces polypharmacy and its consequences contributing to improved clinical indicators
- Participation to case conferences and family meetings: maintains a collaborative relationship with the resident, relative and multidisciplinary team – assisting recipients of care to achieve active control of their own lives within residential care service