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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.

 

  • Since 2018...

    *  15,900 caring@home packages for carers

        distributed to health professionals

    *  3,000 downloads palliMEDS app for prescribers,

        developed by NPS MedicineWise

    *  3,700 downloads of Guidelines for the handling

        of palliative care medicines in community services

    *  2,000 completions of online education modules for registered nurses

  • These are good resources to enable a patient to be cared for and die at home if they wish.
  • caring@home resources help the carer to feel more confident to manage breakthrough symptoms in the home environment.
  • caring@home resources can be used to improve outcomes for palliative patients, and outcomes for their carers in their grieving process.
  • The information and education were extremely helpful. This made us so much more competent and able to care for my grandfather in his final days.
  • I felt very confident giving my mother pain relief when required and being able to relieve stress and discomfort to be able to keep her at home.
  • The chance to care for my mother-in-law helped me to cope with her death.
  • Practical demonstration was most beneficial to me particularly given that I did not have much spare time to read all the written material that was provided.
  • I attribute my confidence in administering medicines to the supervision and advice given to me by the nurse.
  • Practical demonstration was most beneficial to me particularly given that I did not have much spare time to read all the written material that was provided.
  • The chance to care for my mother-in-law helped me to cope with her death.
  • The information and education were extremely helpful. This made us so much more competent and able to care for my grandfather in his final days.

  

Latest News

caring@home joins forces with Shannon's Bridge
caring@home joins forces with Shannon's Bridge

caring@home joins forces with Shannon's Bridge

Shannon's Bridge, via a grant from the Victorian Government's End-of-life Ancillary Service program, will fund the production and distribution of 3,500 caring@home carer packages for community services who care for palliative patients in Victoria. 

This partnership will enable more choice for terminally-ill Victorians who wish to be cared for and to die at home.  

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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