In-home Palliative Respite Service

As part of our services, Anam Cara House Colac provides a palliative in-home respite service and community liaison nurse. Our nurses and patient care attendants offer support to people who have a chronic life-limiting illness and are in the last 3 months of life.

The aim of the on-call nursing service is to:

  • Support people to have a choice in how and where they die
  • Offer reassurance for carers
  • Be available to pre-assessed, eligible individuals and their families for daytime and overnight support
  • Assist individuals and families if they have an overnight emergency
  • Help individuals and their families to achieve a comfortable death at home if this is their wish

How to access our services

People can be assessed for the service by:

  • Self-referral
  • Health provider
  • Referral by next of kin or family member