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Home Care Tips - Carer Library

Home Care Tips

Carers have many things to think about and tasks to do. These resources outline practical tips to deal with common care needs. They cover practical issues around the physical aspects of caring as well as providing templates and resources for use.

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Carers Kit (simple instructions on how to perform basic tasks safely), Loddon Mallee Regional Palliative Care Consortium
Complementary and alternative therapies, Cancer Council
Complementary therapies: question checklist, Cancer Council
Contact list (pdf, 605kb),CarerHelp Sheet
Helping with personal care, Health Talk
Incontinence products and using a commode, Central Grampians Palliative Care
In and out of car to wheelchair, Central Grampians Palliative Care
Injections and syringe drivers (pdf, 368kb), CarerHelp Sheets
Managing appointments, treatments and medications as a carer, Palliative Care Australia
Managing medication, Central Grampians Palliative Care
Medication template & handling medications (pdf, 123kb), CarerHelp Sheet
Mouth care, Central Grampians Palliative Care
Moving on a bed – 2 person assist, Central Grampians Palliative Care
Moving someone on a bed – 1 person assist, Central Grampians Palliative Care
Planning for an emergency situation, Carer Gateway
Preparing and giving a subcutaneous injection 10 step plan – no needle technique (pdf,  1.0MB), Caring Safely at Home
Protecting bedding, Central Grampians Palliative Care
Question prompt list (pdf, 577kb), CarerHelp Sheet
Setting up the health care team (pdf, 401kb), CarerHelp Sheet
Scheduling timetable (pdf, 567kb), CarerHelp Sheet
Visitor timetable (pdf, 656kb), CarerHelp
What to do in an emergency (pdf, 288kb), CarerHelp Sheet
What to do when you cannot sleep and are feeling restless, Central Grampians Palliative Care
Using a wheelie walker, Central Grampians Palliative Care