Palliative care providers can have complimentary listings and pages in this category.
Palliative care is about living well until death.
Palliative care is specialised care for people with a terminal illness - an illness that is progressive and has no cure. It is holistic care, addressing the physical and medical needs, as well as the emotional, social, cultural and spiritual needs of the ill person, their family, carers and community.
Palliative care aims to help the person feel in control of their treatment and their quality of life. It involves family and friends, recognising that they also need to be prepared for the death of someone they love, as well as being there to offer help and support during the grieving process. Palliative care can be provided in the person's own home, a specialist in-patient hospice, a hospital, nursing home or other health care facility.
Palliative Care Australia represents palliative care service providers and those with an interest in the area - professionals, carers and consumers. Palliative Care Australia member organisations are located in each state and territory and include the Australia & New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine.
The Standards for Providing Quality Palliative Care can be accessed on the website of Palliative Care Australia.
Resources for consumers, professionals and academics
DEAKIN, ACT 2600Palliative Care Australia is the peak national organisation for palliative care. It publishes the Standards for Providing Quality Palliative Care for all Australians and a range of consumer information resources.
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem
Calvary Health Care Inc
Caulfield, VIC 3162Calvary Health Care Bethlehem offers specialist services in palliative care. Patients may be referred by their GP, specialist, another hospital or self-refer. Calvary Health Care Bethlehem provides in-patient, day care and community / home-based services.
Werribee Mercy Hospital
Sunshine, VIC 3020Specialist in palliative care services and bereavement/grief counselling.
Parkside, SA 5063Palliative Care South Australia is the peak body for palliative care in South Australia - established in 1983. The organisation's primary focus is leadership and advocacy through community engagement. It disseminates information and resources to its members and the public. Its brochures available online includes the Aboriginal Palliative Care Resources.
Daw Park, SA 5041Our website offers free, quality, evidence-based information on palliative care. The website has specific sections for patients, carers, families and health professionals, including comprehensive information hubs for nurses, GPs, allied health workers, and residential aged care.
Windsor, QLD 4030Free home hospice service, caring for people with a life-limiting illness in Brisbane and north to Caboolture. Services include nursing (24 hour on-call), counselling, spiritual care and family support companionship volunteers. Free loan of nursing equipment. Twelve month bereavement program is available.
Albert Park, VIC 3206The Melbourne Zen Hospice is a non-profit Buddhist organization, providing free Palliative Care Home Support for patients of any age and background who are approaching the end of life while continuing to live at home, as well as for for their carers and any family members who are living with them.
Dandenong South, VIC 3175Kronstadt Gardens is a fully accredited aged care provider in Melbourne's East. It offers a range of care levels, including palliative care, in partnership with South Eastern Palliative Care.
Eastern Heights, QLD 4305Ipswich Hospice Care, a charitable organisation, is proudly community owned. Quality in-patient palliative care is provided for terminally ill people in the Ipswich & West Moreton region of south-east Queensland. Bereavement and Grief support programs are also offered from Hilda's House to people who have lost a loved one.
North Fitzroy, VIC 3068Melbourne Citymission Palliative Care is a free service for residents of Hume, Moreland, Darebin and Yarra. Referrals can be made by anyone, and require the potential care recipient's permission.