It’s a challenging time for any person and their loves ones in need of palliative care. We know how difficult decisions can be at this time.
Whatever your circumstances, we’re here to support your every step, with a promise to respect every resident’s physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs.
At Bupa Aged Care, we believe in holistic support that prioritises quality of life through the stages of growing older. This remains important for the dedicated palliative and end-of-life care we offer in residential aged care homes.
Palliative care includes
Day-to-day living support
Advance Care Planning support
Management of pain and mobility assistance including equipment
Mental wellbeing and spiritual support services such as counselling
Access to a dedicated 24/7 rostered nurse with an easy to use nurse call system for assistance
Specialist outreach community palliative care support services available to your home
Care tailored to your needs
Your care team, led by dedicated care managers, will work collaboratively with your medical and health practitioners to provide palliative care tailored to your individual needs.
Palliative care in a Bupa Aged Care residential home
Designed for quality of life and wellbeing first and foremost, palliative care provided by Bupa Aged Care covers a broad range of services from mental and emotional support to managing conditions and treating symptoms.
Our person-first model of care recognises every individual has different needs and goals for what palliative care looks like for them.
Benefits of palliative care
According to the World Health Organisation, those living with life-limiting conditions who are given access to palliative care have a better quality of life as it can help with pain relief, dealing with anxiety, and making plans.
Palliative care also provides physical, mental and social support. This has been shown to improve the quality of life for caregivers too.
By having the opportunity to remain in their aged care residence, residents who access palliative care are less likely to deal with the logistical, emotional and financial pressures of unexpected emergency hospitalisations.
The difference between palliative care and end-of-life care
While end-of-life care is support for a person in the last stages of their life, palliative care is a broader term for care that improves the quality of life for people living with a life-threatening or life-limiting condition – no matter where they are in the treatment process.
Some Bupa Aged Care residents receive palliative care for years. When we offer end-of-life care, palliative care is included.