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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mackay Hospital and Health Service Palliative Care

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Mackay Hospital and Health Services Palliative Care offers care and support in Emergency, In-home and Hospital settings along with Palliative Care information and education for patient, carer and family members.

A referral from a GP or other doctor is needed to access the service.

In an emergency the patient can attend the hospital Emergency Department to receive appropriate care and referral.

National Carer Counselling Program

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The National Carer Counselling Program is funded by the Australian Government and provides short term counselling services specifically for carers.

Counselling can assist carers with coping and adjustment skills, grief and loss issues, practical problem-solving techniques, emotional support as well as health and wellbeing skills.

Counselling is delivered Australia wide by qualified counsellors. To make an appointment call during business hours.

CURA Community Services

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CÜRA Community Services is a provider of Home Care Packages and the Commonwealth Home Support Program through the Federal Department of Social Services and by the Queensland Government (Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.)

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.

Hilda’s House

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Located beside Ipswich Hospice, Hilda’s House provides practical, emotional and spiritual support to people who are facing the end of their life, their loved ones and for people who are bereaved.