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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.

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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.

A guide to palliative care in Queensland – booklet

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This booklet aims to provide information to support and guide people in making decisions about their own or their loved ones care. It is for anyone who wants to know more about palliative care and how it can improve quality of life and help someone prepare for death.

Published by: PalAssist with support from Queensland Health.

This resource is also available in hard copy. Please contact PalAssist by email or phone to order a hard copy.

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Mater Hospital Mackay – St Catherine’s Palliative Care Unit

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The Palliative Care nursing team offer care and comfort for those patients suffering from a terminal illness. The nine-bed unit has access to a landscaped courtyard and has its own lounge and kitchen area, making it a relaxed and comfortable place for patients and their families.

They offer support for the relief of pain and symptoms associated with advanced illness and provide support for the emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families.

Contact the service for details on referral processes.

Metro South Palliative Care Services

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The Metro South Palliative Care Service (MSPCS) provides a specialist palliative care service including in hospital, at home and in aged care facilities.

Area of service includes Brisbane suburbs south of the river (excluding the suburbs surrounding St. Vincent's Hospital-Kangaroo Point), Logan City and Beaudesert, Bayside suburbs of Redland City south of Cleveland (including the Bay Islands)

For further information, including referral instructions, visit the website.

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

Micah Projects Inc

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Micah projects is a community based not for profit organization in Brisbane.

They provide a range of support and advocacy services to individuals and families who need assistance in the areas of: Domestic Violence; Homelessness; Supported housing; Mental health; Families and children; Adults who suffered sexual abuse as children, people placed in out-of-home care as children.

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.

Blue Care Queensland

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Blue Care provides aged care living, help at home and respite.

Blue Care can provide palliative care services to community clients and residents of aged care facilities including bereavement support.

For more information contact Blue Care by phone or visit website.

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