What is palliative care?
Palliative care is care that helps people live their life as fully and as comfortably as possible when living with a life-limiting or terminal illness.
Palliative care identifies and treats symptoms which may be physical, emotional, spiritual or social.
Because palliative care is based on individual needs, the services offered will differ but may include:
- Looking after our present generation of elders
- Actively planning for the care needs of our future generations
- Promoting community participation and social cohesion and wellbeing,
- Demonstrating leadership in contemporary aged care
Who is palliative care for?
Palliative care is for people of any age who have been told that they have a serious illness that cannot be cured. Palliative care assists people with illnesses such as cancer, motor neurone disease and end-stage kidney or lung disease to manage symptoms and improve quality of life.
For some people, palliative care may be beneficial from the time of diagnosis with a serious life-limiting illness. Palliative care can be given alongside treatments given by other doctors.
Euroa Health and GraniteHills are part of the
West Hume Palliative Care Consultancy Service
The Palliative Care Consultancy provides the following services:
- Advance care planning,
- Consultative service provided to the hospital, Inpatient palliative care beds, Outpatient unit
- Direct consultancy advice and support for palliative care patients
(Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm).
- Indirect advice and support to General Practitioners and other health care providers requiring support with the management of people with life-limiting illness.
- Monthly Palliative Care Clinic in Shepparton to enable review of complex palliative care patients. For referral to clinic please contact your local specialist palliative care service.
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