caring@home resource release
Jeremy McKnight writes about caring for his daughter Shannon at home and his views on the caring@home project.
The Just in Case Box (JiCB) was a four-year project implemented as part of hospice@HOME in Tasmania. Its purpose was to provide equitable access to timely symptom relief for people with a life limiting illness who expressed a preference to die at home. It formed part of the overall end-of-life plan and included the pre-emptive provision of subcutaneous medicines (recommended by the Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine) and consumables.
Death from acute causes is less common these days, particularly in an economically developed country such as Australia. As such, an expected death resulting from a chronic illness is a reality for many.