Queensland Government Care at the End of Life resources
The Queensland Government have developed a range of resources to assist with caring for the terminally ill. Please visit their website to access information
about understanding careing for the terminally ill, advanced care planing, caring for the terminally ill and what to do after death.
CareSearch provides trustworthy information about palliative care for patients, carers and families as well as for the health professionals providing their care.
CareSearch have a range of resources for patients, carers and families on their website
including how to care, living with illness, bereavement, grief and loss, at the end, about palliative care, specific groups, using online information and finding services.
Charter of Care
A charter for care of adult patients at the end of life - Department of Health
Support for carers
You will find a list of support services for all carers, with some additional services specific to groups such as parents and grandparents, older and younger carers, and carers from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.
For respite support, contact your nearest Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre on 1800 052 222. For emergency respite support outside standard business hours, you can call your nearest centre on 1800 059 059.
Understanding Respite Care
Caring can be rewarding as well as being physically and emotionally demanding. From time to time, carers may need to take a break from their caring role.
Carers may also need help for a specific period. For example, if you are ill or recovering from an illness. These types of breaks are called carer ‘respite’.
Respite may be given informally by friends, family, neighbours or by formal respite services. These formal services provide a paid worker called a “support worker” to look after the person you usually care for to give you that break.
More information regarding eligibility, what services are available, costs are available on the Carer's Queensland website
Aged care facility information for residents and families about palliative care
Whether you have been living in residential aged care for some time or you have recently arrived, as your care needs change, you will need information. When the care recommended is palliative care, you may want to find out what this means and how it will be managed in your facility. Click here for more information
Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
If you are from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, the Culturally and Linguistcally Diverse (CALD) program can support you and the person you care for. The program also supports clients who may live alone, without a carer. The CALD program can provide basic assistance that may assist you to continue living at home and access appropriate community care services.
Our staff are trained to understand your particular needs if you are from a different culture. We can provide advice, support and information if English is not your preferred language.
To learn more about this service in another language click here
Australian Government Translator Services
The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) is an interpreting service provided by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection for people who do not speak English and for agencies and businesses that need to communicate with their non-English speaking clients.
TIS National has:
- more than 40 years experience in the interpreting industry
- access to over 2500 contracted interpreters across Australia
- access to interpreters speaking more than 160 languages
- Immediate phone interpreting
- Automated Telephone Interpreting Service (ATIS) automated voice-prompted immediate phone interpreting
- Pre-booked phone interpreting
- On-site interpreting.
- Illegal Maritime Arrival (IMA) interpreting