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Nursing HQ

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Nursing HQ HomeCare is a division of Nursing HQ Pty Ltd which is a privately owned and operated Queensland company

Nursing HQ Home Care operates under private (user pays) arrangements and fee-for-service contracts to deliver home and residential-based support, care and coordination services

Fee-for-Service provides additional care and social support to people who are willing to pay for these services. Services may include home or personal care, escort to appointments, or companionship for activities such as going for a walk or out for a coffee.

These services are fully flexible and can therefore be provided upon request as a one-off or on a regular basis, seven days a week. The cost of a service is determined by the hourly rate. For further information or to arrange a service.

Also provides health services navigation and care coordination including residential aged care placement.

Refer to website for further information or contact.

Alzheimers Queensland (AQ)

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Alzheimers Queensland provides statewide support, education, information, and direct care services. The Association owns and operates three Aged Care Homes in Brisbane, four Multi Service Centres in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Ipswich and a 24 hour Advice Line.

The Multi Service Centres offer but are not limited to: home based and emergency respite, carer support group meetings, activity programs and young onset dementia services.
The website has fact sheets on Dementia and books, DVDs and journals to borrow from the library.

Contact the 24/7 Advice Line on 1800 639 331 or visit the website.

Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres

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Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres (CRCCs) aim to contribute to the support and maintenance of caring relationships by facilitating access to information, respite care and other support appropriate to carers’ needs and circumstances, and the needs of the people they care for.

The national network of CRCCs provides a link to carer support services and assists carers with options to take a break through short-term and emergency respite. Where appropriate, a CRCC can help with putting in place regular respite for a carer to reduce the need for unplanned and emergency respite. CRCCs also provide information about carer support services in their local area.

CRCCs provide free and confidential information on local carer support, disability and community services. Phone: 1800 052 222 during business hours or 1800 059 059 for emergency respite support outside business hours.

My Health Record

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My Health Record is a secure online summary of your health information provided by the Australian Government.

You can control what goes into it, and who is allowed to access it. You can choose to share your health information with your doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers.

Community Care Program

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If you are under 65, or under 50 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and need help to stay living at home and in your community, you may be eligible for assistance from Community Care.

This program provides basic support (usually one to five hours per week) to people with a disability or condition that restricts their day-to-day living.

End of Life Law in Australia

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End of Life Law in Australia provides accurate, practical and relevant information to assist you in navigating the challenging legal issues that can arise with end of life decision-making.

This website is an initiative of the Australian Centre for Health Law Research. It is designed to be used by patients, families, health and legal practitioners, the media, policymakers and the broader community to access information about Australian laws relating to death, dying and decision-making at the end of life

Health Direct

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Health Direct is a free government supported, service for practical health advice and information.

Access the website for Symptom Checker or Service Finder. Or you can call their 24hr telephone service and speak directly to a Registered Nurse.

Melanoma Patients Australia (MPA)

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MPA is a support, information and advocacy organisation for anyone impacted by melanoma across Australia including those with melanoma, their family, friends and carers.

Support options include professional telephone counselling, peer linkages and face to face, closed Facebook and telephone support groups. All MPA support services are provided free of charge.

Managing Affairs after Death

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The Queensland Government have created a checklist as a useful reminder of what needs to be done after a funeral.

The checklist can be personalised to cater for the needs of the person who is managing the affairs of someone who has passed away.

DoctorDoctor

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DoctorDoctor provides bulk billed in home after hours medical care for unexpected illness. They provide a home visiting doctor and phone triage service to residents of metropolitan Brisbane.

Weekdays – From 6pm to 8am
Weekends – From 12 noon Saturday to 8am Monday morning
Public Holidays – All hours

Palliative Care Australia

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Palliative Care Australia (PCA) is the national peak body for palliative care. Working with consumers, member organisations and the palliative care and broader health workforce, PCA aims to improve the quality of life and death for people with life limiting illnesses, their families and carers.

The online program, Dying To Talk, can help guide you through a discussion with your loved ones about how you would like to be cared for as you approach the end of your life. Palliative Care Australia also produce a number of written information resources.

Access the National Palliative Care Service Directory on the website. Phones are attended Monday -Friday 9.00am -2.00pm AEST.

Ozcare

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Ozcare is a statewide service that can work with your GP or Specialist Palliative Care Service to provide palliative care for Queenslanders over the age of 18 .

Services include palliative nursing at home or at an aged care facility. Can also provide respite care at home, in a day respite centre or in an aged care facility. Other home services include personal care, domestic assistance and specialist dementia services.

Call for both urgent and non-urgent access. See the website for details about services available in your area.

Doctor to You

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Doctor to You is a provider of after hours medical services in the home in selected locations across Queensland. A GP is available to visit patients in their own home:-

Monday – Friday: 6pm to 8am
Saturday: from 12pm
Sunday & public holidays: 24 hours

Queensland Ambulance Service

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QAS provides assistance to palliative patients in their home upon request by a health care professional or personal carer in circumstances where:-

The patient's condition unexpectedly changes,
The patient requires urgent assistance following a fall or other injury, or
The patient requires transport to an alternate facility for ongoing provision of palliative care.

House Call Doctor

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House Call Doctor is an after hours GP service operating in numerous locations across Queensland. You can receive treatment in your home when your regular GP is closed.

Monday – Friday: 6pm to 8am (call centre opens 4pm)
Saturday: from 12pm (call centre opens 10am)
Sunday & public holidays: 24 hours (call centre open 24 hours)

Dial a Home Doctor

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Dial a Home Doctor is a provider of after hours medical services in the home in selected locations across Queensland. A GP is available to visit patients in their own home:-

Monday – Friday: 6pm to 8am (call centre opens 4pm)
Saturday: from 12pm (call centre opens 10am)
Sunday & public holidays: 24 hours (call centre open 24 hours)

Dial-a-Doctor

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After hours doctor service operating in Cairns. Dial-a-doctor have a range of GPs that provide a service that comes to your home.

Monday – Friday: 6pm to 8am (call centre opens 4pm)
Saturday: from 12pm (call centre opens 10am)
Sunday & public holidays: 24 hours (call centre open 24 hours)

Heart Foundation Health Information Service

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The Heart Foundation's Health Information Service provides free personalised information and support on heart health, nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.

This service is provided by qualified health professionals. Apart from the cost of a local call, the service is completely free.

Asking Questions Can Help

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This downloadable resources is an aid for people seeing the palliative care team. Its purpose is to help you get the information you want about palliative care.

Produced by: Palliative Care Australia