caring@home has secured a further 3 years funding from the Department of Health and Aged Care. This funding helps continue delivering resources that support health professionals and families caring for home-based palliative care patients.
caring@home, a national palliative care initiative, provides resources that will support people to be cared for, and to die, at home if that is their choice. Resources are available for community service providers, health care professionals and carers.
The project’s activities for 2023 to 2026 will continue to provide nationally consistent clinical resources and workforce capacity improvements to support timely, evidence-based care for home-based palliative patients. The focus will be on developing resources that improve quality of life for patients in their last years of life.
Project Director, Professor Liz Reymond, says these activities will increase support for home-based palliative care patients and the people caring for them.
‘caring@home resources enable carers and families, with the support of health professionals, to assist a person to be cared for, and die, at home if that is their preference. This includes resources to help manage end-of life symptoms,’ Professor Reymond says.
caring@home is led by the Brisbane South Palliative Care Collaborative, and Project Director, Professor Liz Reymond, would like to recognise and thank the Project consortium members:
- Aged and Community Care Providers Association (ACCPA)
- Australia College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
- Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA)
- Brisbane South PHN
- National Association of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners (NAATSIHWP)
- Palliative Care Australia (PCA)