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Services & Information - Carer Library

Services & Information

Making use of services and information can help protect and support carers. The value of unpaid carers to the person and to the community. This section lists resources that can be useful in planning for the future while managing your current role.

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Carer stories

Former carers (pdf, 95.6kb), Carers Australia (NSW)
Moments that matter (stories of carers and terminally ill patients), Palliative Care Victoria

Information and resources

Asking questions can help: an aid for people seeing the palliative care team (pdf, 613kb), Palliative Care Australia
Caring for someone at the end of their life, myagedcare
Caring for someone with life-limiting illness (pdf, 428kb), CareSearch
End of life care, myagedcare
Finding reliable health information, Better Health Channel
Helplines for Carers (pdf, 550kb), CarerHelp Sheet
How can I support my friend/family member?, Palliative Care Australia
I’m a carer, Palliative Care Australia
Information sheets for carers and families of older people, Carers Australia
Last days of life toolkit, NSW Government Clinical Excellence Commission
Living, dying & grieving well (pdf, 2.6MB), Palliative Care Victoria
Managing communications (pdf, 545kb), CarerHelp Sheet
Supporting a person who needs palliative care (A guide for family and friends) (pdf, 493kb), Dr Peter Hudson & Dr Rosalie Hudson

Services and organisations

Directory of palliative care services, Palliative Care Australia
Find a health service, Health Direct
Palliative care, My Aged Care
Help and Advice, Carer Gateway
Palliative Care Australia member organisations (each state and territory), Palliative Care Australia
Symptom checker, Healthdirect