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 caring@home aims to improve the quality of palliative care service delivery across Australia. Resources are available to support people to be cared for and to die at home, if that is their choice. Resources are applicable Australia-wide for community service providers, health professionals and carers to support carers to help manage breakthrough symptoms safely using subcutaneous medicines. 

 

  • One year on...

    *  3,500 caring@home carer packages distributed

        to health professionals

    *  3,800 caring@home downloads of palliMEDS

        app for prescribers

    *  1,700 downloads of Guidelines for the handling

        of palliative care medicines in community services

  

Clinical viewpoints

Four ways to improve medicines management at the end of life
Four ways to improve medicines management at the end of life

Four ways to improve medicines management at the end of life

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. 

Supporting end-of-life wishes through caring@home
Supporting end-of-life wishes through caring@home

Supporting end-of-life wishes through caring@home

The caring@home project is an important project that will assist in supporting people in the community to live and die in their own homes, ensuring optimal symptom control. Palliative care is a multi-disciplinary approach to care which aims to improve the quality of life for people living with a life-limiting illness, their families and carers. As dying is a normal part of life, it is important for all Australians to have discussions about death and dying and make decisions on the type of care they wish to receive. Palliative Care Australia research has shown that eight in ten Australians think it’s important to talk about their end-of-life wishes however only one in four have actually had the conversation.

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