If you are caring for someone at home, there are likely to be many people who support you to provide palliative care.
Each person will have different people involved in their care depending on their needs. The palliative care team might include a local doctor (often known as a general practitioner or GP), nurses, allied health, and others. For those with complex needs this might also include specialist palliative care. The palliative care team is there to support the person, their carers and family. If you have taken on the role of carer then you are also part of the care team.
Download the palliAGED family meeting or case conference form (78kb pdf)
Family meeting or case conference form
As a carer you may take on the job of keeping track of any medications taken by the person. A simple form to keep in an easy to find place such as on the fridge can be helpful. Ask a member of your care team to help you fill out a Medicines List. Having easy access to a list of contact details (84kb pdf) for the care team members is also important.
Download the palliAGED fillable Medicines List (104kb pdf)
Download Medicines List
Palliative Care Victoria has produced a guide on supporting people who need palliative care (319kb pdf). Useful tips from the guide on being a carer include:
Palliative Care Australia has a list of questions that you might want to ask of the palliative care team.
Visit the CarerHelp website
Visit the Carer Gateway website
Visit the Carers Australia website
Last updated 07 November 2022