PALLIATIVE CARE

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PALLIATIVE CARE

Our dedicated team can provide empathetic and dignified Palliative Care.

Our dedicated team at The Alexander provide palliative care.  In what can be a difficult journey, we preserve quality of life and assist in managing end of life with dignity and compassion. 

Consumers are empowered to direct their own care, whenever possible.  A consumer’s needs, goals and wishes at the end of life may change over time and we are here to support them and their loved ones.

Providing for the cultural, spiritual and psychosocial needs of consumers, and their families and carers is as important as meeting their physical needs.

Recognising when a consumer is approaching the end of their life is essential to delivering appropriate, compassionate and timely end-of-life care.

The prognosis and the way that people respond to medical treatment will vary between individuals. This means that there is potential for ambiguity and uncertainty at the end of life. This must be honestly and openly acknowledged, and discussed with consumers’, substitute decision-makers, families and carers.

Safe and high-quality end-of-life care is consumer and family-centred. Whenever possible, it should be aligned with the values, needs and wishes of the individual, and their family or carers. Such care should consider the consumers’ expressed wishes regarding the circumstances, environment and place in which they wish to die.

Safe and high-quality end-of-life care requires the availability of appropriately qualified, skilled and experienced interdisciplinary teams.

Effective communication, collaboration and teamwork to ensure continuity and coordination between teams, within and between settings, and across multiple episodes of care.

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