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The Australian Government has asked caring@home to develop resources to support the preparedness of palliative care service providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. These resources are now available for order (see blue button right).

 

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 care professionals and carers to support carers to help manage breakthrough symptoms safely using subcutaneous medicines. This project has been extended to 31 March, 2021.

 

  • 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

Regional GP's perspective on home-based palliative care
Regional GP's perspective on home-based palliative care

Regional GP's perspective on home-based palliative care

Dr. Hepper writes on her experience with community-based palliative care in regional Victoria, involving carers in the management of breakthrough symptoms and the relevance of the caring@home package for carers and related resources in breaking down barriers to home-based care for terminally-ill people.  

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