Here at VMCH, our services are as diverse as the people we support.
We work in partnership with people of all ages and abilities to achieve their individual goals and dreams, remain connected to their communities and enjoy their independence.
We provide homes for 934 people in residential aged care across 12 locations in the Melbourne area.
Our aged care residences offer ‘aging in place’ with chronic disease management, specialised dementia and palliative care and respite options.
PainChek® assisting VMCH to meet its
Clinical Manager Jeff Brooks explains the benefits of PainChek® in addressing VMCH strategic goals as follow:
“The most common feedback from staff is the ease of use of PainChek®. Being an application, which is used on a portable device, has enabled great buy-in from staff, which has certainly assisted us during the rollout across our residences.”
Jeff Brooks maintains that the use of PainChek® is not only an improvement on current systems for staff but is also a positive change for how residents are cared for, and their pain managed.
“One of our strategic goals is ‘to provide exceptional quality of life’. To fulfil this goal, we need the best tools that we can provide to our staff to assist them in assessing and evaluating pain interventions, be that pharmacological or non-pharmacological.”
“PainChek® is the new standard of pain assessment that allow us to perform a comprehensive evaluation for residents with cognitive impairment when they experience changes in behaviour.”
“Such assessment also allows VMCH to meet Standard 3 of the Aged Care Standards, as it is best practice, allows care to be tailored to the individual and optimises residents’ health and wellbeing.”
“VMCH has also received favourable feedback from WorkSafe Victoria on the implementation of PainChek® and its role in minimising occupational violence in the workforce.”