Our Services

You wouldn’t trust the care of your loved one to just anyone. We know how important it is for both the carer and the guest to feel safe, secure and well cared for. Our guests are fully supported by qualified nursing staff and trained volunteers at Anam Cara House Colac.

Please come and visit us. Our Nurse Manager Karen Eccles is happy to explain our services and give you a guided tour of Anam Cara House Colac. Please give us a call on 03 5233 8203 or fill out our form on the contact page.

Our Services

Respite Care

Respite care allows family members and carers to take a break from their constant care role, or provides short term care for those without a carer at home. Caring for a loved one who is suffering a long term or life-limiting illness takes dedication, hard work and commitment. It can...

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Short Term Transitional Care

People requiring additional care between hospital and home may also find sanctuary to rest and recover at Anam Cara House Colac. Our staff members will assist you to regain confidence to return to your own home. Your doctor or allied health professional is welcome to visit you here at Anam...

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Palliative Care

Anam Cara House Colac underpins home care. We welcome guests at any stage of their diagnosis providing regular respite which enables families to stay together at home for as long as possible. Specialised care is offered to our guests by palliative care nurses and trained volunteers in an environment loosely...

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End of Life Care

As your loved one approaches the end of their life, being a carer can be challenging and the emotional and physical stress can increase. Our end of life care provides you with additional support, caring for your loved one, and helping you make the necessary preparations. Here at Anam Cara House...

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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 respite service is to: Support people...

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Advance Care Planning

We offer a service to assist people to complete an Advance Care Directive. “Advance care planning is about your future health and personal care. It gives you the opportunity to plan for what you would want if you were unable to say it yourself. Advance care planning helps to ensure...

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Family & Carer Accommodation

Family members and carers often require a short break (do some shopping, get out of the house, visit a friend etc.) but would prefer to return at night time to be close to their loved one, especially if they are at the end of life. To accommodate family members and...

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Counselling and Bereavement Care

Grief is our natural response to loss. It is normal and can often affect every part of our life. If you’ve been caring for a family member with a terminal illness, you will have been preparing yourself for the day their pain ends. But it doesn’t make it any easier...

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  • " My life has changed for the better in so many ways since I’ve been coming to Anam Cara House. You don’t feel like your illness is holding you back, you feel normal. "

    - Shelley, regular respite guest