Funding boost supports home-based palliative care
caring@home has secured a further three years funding from the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care to continue delivering resources to support health professionals and families caring for home-based palliative care patients.
caring@home is a National Palliative Care Project that has been operating since 2018 and has been successful in developing widely accepted, evidence-based practical resources for health professionals, clinical services, and families and carers.
The Project’s activities for 2023-2026 will continue to provide nationally-consistent clinical resources and workforce capacity improvements to support timely, evidence-based care for home-based palliative patients. Activities will focus on the development of resources to improve quality of life for patients in their last year of life.
Project Director, Professor Liz Reymond, says these activities will increase support for home-based palliative care patients and the people caring for them.
“caring@home resources enable carers and families, with the support of health professionals, to assist a person to be cared for, and die, at home if that is their preference. This includes resources to help manage end-of life symptoms,” Professor Reymond says.
“caring@home is led by the Brisbane South Palliative Care Collaborative, and we would like to recognise and thank the Project consortium members:
- Aged and Community Care Providers Association (ACCPA)
- Australia College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
- Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA)
- Brisbane South Primary Health Network (BSPHN)
- National Association of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners (NAATSIHWP)
- Palliative Care Australia (PCA)
- Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA).
All current caring@home resources will continue to be available from the Project website.
More information about specific Project activities will be shared in the coming months. Register to receive the Project eNews or visit caringathomeproject.com.au.
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