What we know
Family and friends may be a carer for an older person needing palliative care. They provide physical and emotional support and assistance. However, caring can be physically and emotionally demanding. Carers and families may have needs relating to anxiety of managing symptoms and decision-making, being isolated, maintaining a relationship outside of the role of the ‘carer,’ and access to support which could include physical, emotional or financial assistance to enable them to continue caring.