What families need to know about palliative care

This year’s National Palliative Care Week, from May 19 to 25, 2019, is inviting us to explore ‘What matters most?’ when it comes to palliative care.  

For some people ‘What matters most?’ may be the type of care they receive, or the people they’re surrounded by, or increasingly where they receive this care.

According to The Productivity Commission, 70 percent of Australians would prefer to die at home but less than 10 percent receive their wish.

Part of this comes back to us all having conversations around our end-of-life care and discussing our wishes with loved ones and health professionals.

When Noel’s mother Eileen passed away earlier this year at the age of 99, Noel says he was grateful to know about his mother’s wishes to pass away in her own home at Seasons Kallangur – an aged care community where Eileen lived in her own residence with high level personalised care delivered by Envigor.

Here Noel chats to Simon Lauder on ABC Radio South East about his palliative care experience with his mum:
Read Noel’s full story on the Envigor blog.
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