Towards the end of life, palliative care patients with Level 3 & 4 Home Care Packages may need subcutaneous medicines for breakthrough symptom control. Carers, when adequately trained, can assist in this role.
Using the caring@home resources to support home-based consumers and their carers helps providers to meet Aged Care Quality Standards #1,2,3,7 & 8 and the Charter of Aged Care Rights. The resources are free, evidence-based and facilitate high-value care; they support person-centred outcomes and improve service performance efficiency and effectiveness.
Home Care Package providers can use the caring@home resources to educate carers and support high-quality palliative care practice.
Page last updated 15 October 2019