We believe deeply in maintaining dignity at the end-of-life. We understand that this experience is different for everyone. We help you and your family navigate through this time with understanding, care and skill.
A dignified death is possible, in all circumstances. We’ll find out what that means for your family, before our care plan begins. We’ll commit to your wishes and stand by that commitment throughout the process. Your dignity and comfort is our priority.
Is In-Home Palliative Care the right choice for my family?
After a terminal diagnosis you may choose to spend your remaining time in your home, with loved ones. Your family will be there to care for you, and our In-Home Palliative Care service support that care.
Our In-Home Palliative Care Nurse will ensure your quality of life and keep you comfortable in your own home. We will work with your family and health care team to ensure your quality of life to the very end.
This may include:
- Pain management
- Personal care
- Emotional, spiritual and psychological support for you and your family.
Providing end-of-life care for a loved one is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do. It is both emotionally and physically exhausting, no matter how committed you are. We support carers so that they can look after themselves and continue to support their families.
How will In-Home Palliative Care support our family?
Integrated end-of-life support
Your needs are unique and this difficult period will be different for each family we care for. We’ll talk with you openly and honestly and take the time to understand your desires early to reduce your stress and help you cope.
Our Palliative Care Team is led by our Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, who can support the emotional, cultural and spiritual needs of you and your family during this time. We’re here for you, whatever you need.
We’re here 24 hours a day, seven days a week to care for you. We’ll work with you to create a tailored, individualised care plan to keep you comfortable and support your family.
As part of your care plan, we’ll help manage your medication, to make sure you’re getting what you need at the right time. Our Palliative Care Team will help you remain independent as long as possible and effectively assist your family to manage your medication when you no longer can.
As your needs change, our Palliative Care Nurses can administer pain and other medications through a syringe. We’ll always work to help you feel as comfortable as possible.
With well-educated and skilled staff members who understand your loved one’s needs and changing condition, it allows you to take the time to care for yourself, such as going out for a meal, meeting a friend or going for a walk. To learn more about our respite services visit our Respite and Carer Support page.