The following are resources where you can find reliable and accurate information online about care at the end of life:
PalAssist is a 24-hour accessible service that is free for anyone who has a life-limiting illness or condition, and/or their families and carers (subject to any costs that may be imposed by a client’s telephone service provider for 1800 number calls). PalAssist is operated by a team of nursing and allied health professionals. We understand that every person’s journey is different, and offer individualised support and advice to our clients.
Caresearch is a website which provides trustworthy information for patients, carers, families and communities about all aspects of care at the end of life.
caring@home has resources available to support people to be cared for and to die at home, if that is their choice. Resources are applicable Australia-wide for community service providers, health care professionals and carers to support carers to help manage breakthrough symptoms safely using subcutaneous medicines.
The Carer Gateway is a resource for carers, including counselling services and practical help such as how to access emergency respite
Palliative Care Queensland is an independent not-for-profit peak body representing palliative care providers, consumers and their families and those with an interest in palliative care in Queensland. Their website contains useful information and resources for the community.
Carer Help is a website that provides information to people who are caring for somebody who is dying. Carer Help has a series of pathways (depending on where your loved one is on their end of life journey) which provide practical suggestions on where you can get help as a carer and things you need to maintain your own health whilst in a caring role.
Gather my crew is an online help roster. Friends and family want to help and this can be a practical way for you to organise their efforts.
ACGB is an independent, not for profit organisation and is the largest provider of grief and bereavement education in Australia.
Palliative Care Australia (PCA) is the national peak body for palliative care. The PCA website includes brochures and fact sheets about palliative care that you can download.