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Palliative Care and End of Life Care at home

Better Living Homecare supports individuals and families by providing palliative in home care services.

Home based palliative care refers to terminally ill people who choose to receive nursing care and support at home instead of remaining in a hospital or hospice environment. A terminally ill person may feel more comfortable and have more opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends while in their own home environment.        

When a family member is terminally ill and is in need of palliative care, it can be a challenging time for everyone involved. Impacts on family and friends can be physical fatigue, emotional burnout, lack of time and self-negligence. It is not easy to become a caregiver offering palliative care to a family member or friend.

Better Living Homecare can support families during this time by providing home based palliative care services in Melbourne. Care is provided by personal carers who have extended experience delivering palliative care. The family is supported by a Better Living Homecare Palliative Care Manager.

The care provided is based on respect for the individual ensuring their comfort is maximised and their dignity preserved. The wishes and holistic needs of patient and their families are acknowledged and guide their care plan.

We understand that families are experiencing a mix of emotions and need quality time to spend with the terminally ill person. We help families to have this quality time by providing the necessary care and support.

Our treatment goal is quality of life, focusing on active comfort and a positive approach to reducing suffering while displaying compassion. Better Living Homecare can provide professional support around the clock.

Palliative Care Services in the home can include:

We are here to assist you with your palliative care requirements. If you would like to talk with us regarding end of life care for a loved one, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 30 73 44.

Useful sites relating to Palliative care include:

www.pallcarevic.asn.au

www.palliativecare.org.au

www.health.gov.au/palliativecare

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