A new Nurse Navigator Aged Care Model has been developed to support the Nurse Practitioners Aged Care Nurse Navigators (NPACNNs). The Hospital In The Nursing Home (HITNH) model of care focuses on 3 main components;
- Telephone triage service providing advice and triaging of RACF residents before a hospital admission is required (in concert with the GP). Also the response team can be dispatched out to a nursing home should the patient require assessment to prevent transportation to Toowoomba Hospital.
- Advocacy, education, training and support for RACF staff.
- Communication and Partnership with General Practices.