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Residential Aged Care Support Services (RaSS)

The Residential Aged Care Support Services (RaSS) are a team of health professionals specifically specialising in Aged Care.

The RaSS team consists of:

  • Geriatrician
  • Registrar Advanced Trainee
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Navigators

The Residential Aged Care Support Services focuses on five main components:

  1. Telephone triage service: providing advice and triaging of RACF residents before a hospital admission is required (in concert with the GP)
  2. Working with GPs: promoting cross sector exchange of information, as well as education about the RaSS–Nurse Navigator model of care
  3. Tele-Health consultations: to provide virtual assessment and reviews e.g. via portable IT device
  4. Rapid Assessment Team (Mon-Friday 0800-1800 hours): Mobile assessment, care and treatment in the RACF by the RaSS team
  5. Advocacy, education, training and support to RACF staff

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Last updated: 20 January 2021