End of Life Care

End of Life Care 2018-07-09T20:22:08+00:00

End of Life Care

End of Life Care refers to the health & emotional care, not only of a person in the final months or days of their lives, but more broadly, care of all those with a life limiting condition that has become advanced, progressive, and incurable.

Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients & families facing the problems of a life-threatening illness.

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Euthanasia is defined as the act of a third party, usually a doctor, ending a person’s life in response to severe pain or suffering.

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Be informed as to the right time to call for support from home care providers, a hospice/respite provider or various nursing services.

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It’s important for a person with a life limiting illness to discuss their wishes with their family before a medical crisis occurs.

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Few people start care giving with the knowledge & skills we will need, so it is important to source advice and be well informed.

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There are special hospices for children & teenagers and their families, that provide respite, emotional support and end of life care.

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Be fully informed before agreeing to provide end of life care, as 24 hour final stage care usually requires additional in-home help.

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Discuss with staff if you would like to assist with your loved one’s care, & ensure you understand the facility’s ‘Resident Agreement’.

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It is important that palliative health services understand the specific health & caring requirements of people from diverse backgrounds.

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It is helpful for family members to seek guidance on how to anticipate and deal with issues, & to communicate honestly with each other.

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It is important to take time to stay healthy and look after your wellbeing & it can be helpful to consult your doctor and/or a counsellor.

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An advance care plan allows everyone involved to know a person’s wishes in regards to their end of life care, giving peace of mind to all.

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The Federal & State Governments provide free core palliative care services in the public health system, for care at home or in a facility.

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We have provided a list of useful links, to assist you with finding further information & resources.

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