The Palliative and end of life care resources below are available to assist you with accessing services. Use the below links to access current information to support you and your caregivers with end of life care.
The Queensland Government have developed a range of resources to assist parents, carers and families with caring for the terminally ill. Please visit their website to access information about understanding caring for the terminally ill, advanced care planning, available support for family members and carers and what to do after death.
CareSearch provides trustworthy information about palliative care for patients, carers and families as well as for the health professionals providing their care.
CareSearch have a range of resources for patients, carers and families on their website. These include key stages of palliative care, how to care for the terminally ill, living with illness, bereavement, grief and loss, information about groups with specific needs, using online information and finding services.
The Carer Gateway website is the Australian Government’s online portal to provide practical advice and access to supports for family members and friends caring for people with health conditions that demand a lot of support from their carer, including those with life-limiting illnesses. Services include support to connect with health services, free phone counselling, carer coaching and connection to other carers.
Queensland Government support for carers resources
The Queensland Government have developed a range of resources to assist carers accessing support services, including services specific to groups such as parents and grandparents, older and younger carers, and carers from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.
Caring can be rewarding as well as being physically and emotionally demanding. From time to time, carers may need to take a break from their caring role.
Carers may also need help for a specific period. For example, if you are ill or recovering from an illness. These types of breaks are called carer ‘respite’.
Respite may be given informally by friends, family, neighbours or by formal respite services. These formal services provide a paid worker called a “support worker” to look after the person you usually care for to give you that break.
More information regarding eligibility, what services are available, costs are available on the Carer’s Queensland website.
Whether you have been living in residential aged care for some time or you have recently arrived, as your care needs change, you will need information. When the care recommended is palliative care, you may want to find out what this means and how it will be managed in your facility. Click here for more information