When you or someone you care for has palliative care needs it can be an uncertain and stressful time. Knowing what to expect and what you can do helps. This can also be true at the end of life without a life-limiting illness.
What you need, and what you want to know and do will depend on you and your care situation. Older people might receive care at home, in residential aged care, or in a hospital. Often it will be a mix of these and include support from aged care services. The amount of help you get will vary. Not everyone will need or receive the same. If there are others helping with care such as staff in residential aged care or a palliative care team then this will change what you need to do. Here you can find out about Living with Illness and How to Care, as well as Managing Symptoms and Medications.
Page created 13 January 2022