Rest Comfortably In Your Own Home
Would You Like Your Loved One To Complete Their Life Journey In The Comfort Of Their Own Home?
What is Palliative Care?
Palliative Care at home allows individuals to end their life’s journey in comfortable, familiar surroundings.
With the advances in medicine, most of us are living longer and now die an expected death. This provides time for us to plan and communicate with loved ones how we wish to be cared for at our end of life.
Despite this, studies have shown that most of us are not dying the way we wish and continuing to die in the clinical setting of a hospital.
We want to ensure this is not the case, and quality of life is optimised by end of life care being provided in the warmth and security of your home.
Through our Palliative Care Services, we will work with you, your loved ones and your GP to plan your end of life journey and provide you and your family with the assistance, support and holistic care needed to achieve your goals.
We recognise that each person is unique and we will accommodate individual preferences with dignity and respect.
The CareSide is a leading provider of compassionate Palliative Care Australia- let us work with you to plan and support an end of life care plan that best fits you and your family’s needs.
What are the Principles of Palliative Care?
The primary principles of palliative care are to ease suffering or pain, maximize a patient’s quality of life, provide psychological and social support to the patient and their family, and to allow patients to end their life’s journey in comfort and dignity. According to the World Health Organization, Palliative care should:
- Provide Relief from Pain and other Distressing Symptoms
- Affirm life and regards dying as a normal process
- Intend neither to hasten nor postpone death
- Integrate the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care
- Offer a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until death
- Help the family cope during a patient’s illness and in their own bereavement
- Use a team approach to address the needs of patients and their families
- Enhance quality of life, which sometimes also positively influences the course of illness
- Be applied early in the course of a terminal illness, in conjunction with other therapies and treatments intended to prolong life, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
Can You Have Palliative Care at Home?
Absolutely. The caring experts at The CareSide are here to help support you or your loved one in the comfort and familiarity of home. Our professional carers are dedicated to providing the highest quality care and the best price- all within the walls of your home. We can help with everything you need, from medication to cleanliness and hygiene.
Does Palliative Care Mean Death?
Palliative Care doesn’t necessarily mean death. Palliative Care is only recommended when a patient is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, but death isn’t a guarantee. The goal of Palliative Care is to provide support and give the patient the highest quality of life possible as they battle their illness, and in the case of death, to make that transition as painless and dignified as possible.
The CareSide Difference
How much does Palliative Care at home cost? Palliative Care is available through a My Aged Care approved Home Care Package, or through private home care services. Palliative Care is commonly used in Level 3 and Level 4 Home Care Packages, and the current subsidy is between $33,638 p.a. and $50,991 p.a. If you do not yet have a Home Care Package and think you may be eligible for one, Contact Us, and we will help you apply for one immediately.
The CareSide is an approved government provider of Palliative Care and Home Care Packages. Our Mission is to provide you with the Best Value Home Care in WA. Our service prices are 30%-50% lower than other providers due to our low management and administration fees. This means you could receive double the amount of care, support and benefits with us.
We do not outsource labour-hire or subcontract through other agencies so you won’t get strangers arriving on your doorstep. If you already have a Carer or know someone who you would like to be your Carer, you can have them too. We can employ Carers from other providers, which is your right under Home Care legislation, and we can onboard and certify family members and friends if appropriate.