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Home Instead Senior Care- Sunshine Coast

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Established in 2011, Home Instead Senior Care Sunshine Coast office is a private option for in-home care and companionship services in Queensland's Sunshine Coast. As private palliative care providers, they offer comfort and supportive services to assist people with life-limiting illnesses to live and die well at home.

Home Instead Senior Care- Gold Coast, Tweed and Northern Rivers

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Established in 2006, Home Instead Senior Care Southport office is a private option for in-home care and companionship services in Gold Coast, Tweed & Northern Rivers. As private palliative care providers, they offer comfort and supportive services to assist people with life-limiting illnesses to live and die well at home.

Home Instead Senior Care- Ipswich & Brisbane South

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Established in 2006, Home Instead Senior Care Kangaroo Point office is a private option for in-home care and companionship services in Ipswich & Brisbane South. As private palliative care providers, they offer comfort and supportive services to assist people with life-limiting illnesses to live and die well at home

Home Instead Senior Care- Brisbane North & Caboolture

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Established in 2008, Home Instead Senior Care Redcliffe office is a private option for in-home care and companionship services in Brisbane's Northern Suburbs & Caboolture. As private palliative care providers, they offer comfort and supportive services to assist people with life-limiting illnesses to live and die well at home

Home Instead Senior Care- Toowoomba & Darling Downs

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Established in 2015, Home Instead Senior Care Toowoomba office is a private option for in-home care and companionship services in Toowoomba & the Darling Downs. As private palliative care providers, Home Instead Toowoomba offer comfort and supportive services to assist people with life-limiting illnesses to live and die well at home.

Katie Rose Cottage Hospice

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The Hospice has been providing day hospice care, outreach palliative care and counselling services since October 2017 and are open 24/7 to provide professional hospice care for the terminally ill.
It is a free service to guests from across the Sunshine Coast.

My Care, My Choices

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The Office of Advance Care Planning is a statewide service, hosted by Metro South Health, that helps to promote the important process of advance care planning
Advance care planning involves thinking and making choices now to guide your future health care. It is a process of communicating your wishes.

The Office of Advance Care Planning:
provides information and resources about advance care planning to the public and health professionals
shares healthcare wishes with doctors involved in a person’s care
connects people to advance care planning services in their local area

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.

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.

Community Care Access Point

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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

Anglicare

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Anglicare SQ provides care and support services including end of life care.

The Help at Home service includes home care, home nursing, home modifications and access to transport.

For further information including your local service, please call Anglicare.

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.

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.

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.

Footprints

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An organization that provides support for people with disabilities, older people, their carers and families, people with mental health issues, and people who are experiencing social and financial disadvantage and those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Centre based programs are available for people residing throughout North Brisbane as well as home-based services for older persons within inner Northern and Southern Brisbane.

Cittamani Hospice Service

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The staff and volunteers of Cittamani support people at the end of life.
The care offered is tailored to each client’s needs and is provided free of charge:
Specialist palliative care nursing with 24hour contact
Loan of equipment
In-home respite
Counselling
Bereavement support
Spiritual support
The perimeter of the area covered by the Cittamani Team is:
South: Caloundra to Landsborough
West: Blackall Range from Montville to Flaxton

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.