As life’s journey draws to a close, you can rest assured that your loved one is comfortable and receiving the care they deserve. At Blue Care, our qualified staff offer the care, treatment and compassion that make the final stages of life more comfortable and less distressing – for your loved one, you and your family.
We focus on open communication, enabling personal choice and dignity. Symptom relief, support and comfort are an important part of our palliative care service, guided by a person’s advance health directive or statement of choices. We strive to make sure people and their families feel supported and heard during this difficult time.
Bereavement support is also available for families, friends and loved ones to help them understand the care required and come to terms with their loss and grief. Find out more about Blue Care’s free Grief and Loss programs.
Saying goodbye is not easy. We hope you find our information booklet, Preparing to say goodbye, helpful.
In some parts of Queensland, Blue Care can offer palliative care in your home. We promote peace and dignity throughout the final stages of life and can support you and your loved ones to create a calm environment. We also offer home nursing and equipment, pain and symptom management, personal hygiene and grooming, respite for carers, and bereavement support. We also can connect you with chaplains and a social worker.
For early palliative care, we can visit weekly to monitor a person’s health and offer emotional support, with more regular visits as care needs increase. We can also offer guidance and support to family and friends on the next steps after your loved one has passed.
Talk to your hospital team or contact Blue Care directly on 1300 258 322 to find out more about palliative care options in the home.
A calm and peaceful atmosphere is the hallmark of care for people who choose to stay in the familiar and comforting surrounds of their Blue Care aged care home rather than hospital or a hospice as they near the end of life.
Some of our aged care homes offer soft lighting, a CD player for favourite music, and flowers. Family members are encouraged to stay close and we can provide meals. We can also facilitate phone calls with people who cannot visit in person. We have close ties to clergy from all denominations who can visit as required.
Family members often find solace being near the people who have cared for and known their loved one, sometimes for years, in our aged care homes. We can also offer guidance and support on the next steps after your loved one has passed.
Contact Blue Care on 1300 258 322 to find out more about palliative care in our aged care homes.