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Flinders Shire Council Community Care

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The Flinders Shire Council Community Care Program aims to assist the frail and aged, people with a disability and their carers, who need support services to live independently in the community. Our services help prevent premature admission to nursing homes or other long term residential care facilities.

Flinders Shire Council Community Care offers the following Programs:

QCCS (Queensland Community Care Services)
CHSP (Commonwealth Home Support Program)
HCP (Home Care Packages, Levels 1, 2, 3 &4)
VHC (Veterans Home Care)
NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme)
MOW (Meals on Wheels)

Alpha-Jericho Community Care Services

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Services provided by this program are to assist frail older people and younger people with disabilities in the Alpha and Jericho area, who are having difficulty performing core activities of daily living and at risk of losing their independence or having to go into long term residential care. Support is also available for people who are caring for an older person

Longreach Home and Community Care

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Longreach Home and Community Care Inc. evolved from the Longreach Voluntary Nurses Association which was established in the 1970’s. The not for profit organisation became an incorporated body in 1988 initially providing a Domiciliary Nursing Service, Home Help and Maintenance Service assisting eligible residents of the Longreach area up to a 10 Kilometre radius.

Jointly funded between the State and Federal Governments, Longreach Home and Community Care Inc. now provides a range of practical supports for the frail, aged and younger disabled and their carers which in turn helps these community members to remain living at home for as long as possible.

The wheelchair accessible facility provides a comfortable setting for indoor social group activities and is located directly behind the main street within walking distance of shops and medical services. With two parks, the picturesque Thomson River and a choice of eateries, clients can enjoy a variety of outings as well as scheduled home visitation and monitoring.

Longreach itself is located in central west Queensland with an approximate population of 3137 (ABS Census 2011). Situated 1,181 km North West of Brisbane and 687km West of Rockhampton, the outback town is a hub for rural medical services, agribusiness and tourism

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

Theodore Home and Community Care

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Situated in the same complex as the retirement village and hostel, the home and community care service provide the necessary support for senior residents or residents with disabilities to remain safely in their own homes.
Rockhampton is the closest major referring hospital.

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.

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.