COVID-19 presents an unprecedented challenge for patients, carers and health professionals in Australia. During the pandemic, aspects of palliative care delivery will change, though the goals of palliative care will not.
The Australian Government funded caring@home to develop resources to support the preparedness of palliative care service providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The augmented caring@home package for carers, is a resource for service providers, to not only provide patient-centred care, but also limit risks of community COVID-19 transmission.
It is expected that the Emergency COVID-19 caring@home pack will only need to be considered for use during the COVID-19 pandemic. It can be removed leaving the ‘regular’ package to be used for patients not at risk, or diagnosed with, COVID-19.
Augmented caring@home package for carers, including an Emergency COVID-19 pack (513kb pdf)
- It includes the Regular caring@home package for carers, an Emergency COVID-19 pack to support home-based care and help limit risks of community COVID-19 transmission.
- Detailed inclusions in each package are listed in the factsheet above.
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