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Overnight Respite Services Project
Looking after a terminally ill loved one can be demanding and exhausting. As people deteriorate, becoming more dependent on carers, the workload of the carer increases dramatically. Being available 24 hours per day, seven days per week for whatever care is required can be wearing. The journey for the carer can be immense, both a physical and emotional roller-coaster. This is particularly so where the carer is elderly or unwell. Many carers have chronic conditions, full time work commitments or family commitments which need to be taken into consideration at this time. Most carers become tired as they do not know how long the caring role will last and they put the rest of the lives on hold during this phase.
In the bereavement phase, many carers state that – if they had known when their loved one would die they would have been able to keep them at home just that extra few days. Many regret the last hospital admission, when death occurred, sometimes a few hours or just days after admission.
Our Overnight Respite Services Project offers up to three nights of overnight care by a Registered Nurse to support a client in their final days to stay at home. It provides relief and a much needed rest for the carers and family. Respite during the final days of a person’s life assists families to manage care and enables more people to die in their place of choice.
Please contact Peita Carroll, Manager HR & Communications to discuss how you can assist on 1300 130 813, or email email@example.com