Palliative care

Palliative care

Our Hospice Care Service provides specialist palliative care and in-home hospice care services across metro Perth for people with a life-limiting illness or condition.

Our approach focuses on understanding what’s important to you and achieving the best quality of life possible, in the place, and with the people, that you choose.

Our palliative care team consist of dedicated nurses, doctors, care aides, social workers, counsellors and spiritual care workers. They work together to:

  • provide personalised, holistic care 
  • make you as comfortable as possible 
  • enable you to spend time with the people closest to you
  • minimise the physical and emotional stress that you, your family and loved ones may experience
  • ensure that your rights are respected and appropriate care is accessible
  • support you to make plans for the time when you may not be able to make decisions for yourself through Advance Care Planning; Enduring Powers of Attorney and Guardianship
  • build community systems to support you and your family.

Our approach ensures that every part of your wellbeing is understood and looked after respectfully. This includes your: 

  • medical care
  • physical symptoms
  • psychosocial and spiritual concerns. 

We also work closely with other health professionals and community services to ensure you receive a quality network of care.

It’s important to know that palliative care recognises the right of the person with the illness to make decisions about their treatment. You can choose who is involved in your care. 

How to access palliative care

Generally, people are referred to palliative care through medical professionals and hospitals. 

As a part of the broader palliative care network of services in Perth, we also work closely with hospital palliative care teams and in-patient palliative care units.

If you feel this service is right for you, speak to your doctors about your options.

Bereavement support

Bereavement support is available as part of our in-home palliative and hospice care services. 

The grief and loss experienced by the death of a loved one is different for each person. This experience is often one of the most traumatic events that can occur in our lives. Through our own personal resources and resilience, and through the support of others, we come to incorporate the experience into our lives. However, some people will require additional professional support at different times of the grieving process. 

Our social workers, counsellors and spiritual care workers may be able to assist. 

How to get this service

For more details on our in-home hospice, palliative care or bereavement support services, please call our Contact Centre on (08) 9242 0242 to discuss your needs. We’re available to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

As a community-based service, we specialise in supporting people and families with complex needs to remain at home.

We recognise that each person is unique, with individual needs and preferences that cannot be assumed. Our WA home care services aim to meet your changing needs with the appropriate mix of medical, nursing, psychosocial and spiritual care. By providing palliative and hospice care at home, we’re able to support a range of individuals to live their best lives in the way they choose.

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