Palliative care is person and family-centred care provided for a person with an active, progressive, advanced disease, who has little or no prospect of cure and who is expected to die, and for whom the primary treatment goal is to optimise the quality of life. (Palliative Care Australia)
The Bellarine Community Health Palliative Care nurses work with individuals, their families and a multidisciplinary team to coordinate and provide high quality end of life care.
Palliative care support may be provided in the home (including residential aged care facilities), hospitals and in hospices.
Coping with loss can dramatically affect your physical, emotional, social or financial wellbeing.
Bereavement Support services are provided through the Palliative Care Nurse, counselling and volunteers.