Let’s face it, nobody likes to think or talk about it, but aged care homes are often places where people choose to spend the final chapter of their life.
It is an honour and a privilege to be chosen to care for someone who has a life-limiting illness, and be able to
provide support for their family and carers during that time, and in their own bereavement.
Palliative Care is multidisciplinary team care, and Mclean Care’s highly skilled, dedicated and compassionate
Palliative Care Team is the best in the region, and is comprised of individuals who possess that special ‘something’
that makes them perfect for their role, and they are highly trained and equipped.
Our aim in Palliative Care is to provide support that enables people to live as actively and as comfortably as
possible, while we support their individual psychological, social, emotional and spiritual needs.
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Residential Palliative Care
McLean Care™ offers specialised facilities, including private rooms and private courtyards, and state-of-the-art equipment including comfort devices and beds.
For family members who would like to remain close to their loved ones, we offer a Next of Kin Unit, or we can set up a bed in the room with their loved one.
The best person to decide what care is needed is the person who needing that care.
We are committed to fulfilling your wishes, and creating a loving, supportive and compassionate place, where you feel comfort and peace.
Home Palliative Care
Most people with a terminal condition prefer to receive care at home, but this will depend on many factors, including:
• the nature of your illness
• how much support is available from your family and community
• whether you have someone who can care for you
McLean Care™ Community Care offers Palliative Care in your own home.
There is no better feeling in the world than being surrounded by your own treasured things, cherished memories, loving friends and family, or beloved pets – being where you want to be, in the place where you feel most relaxed, and doing the things that give you the greatest joy.
McLean’s Inverell and Tamworth Community Care families play a vital role in the lives of people who have chosen to stay at home.
When can services be provided
Quality care at the end of life is specialised care and support that recognises the unique needs of a person who has a terminal condition, and their family and carers.
Palliative Care will help you manage your illness, particularly pain and symptoms so you can continue to live life as well as you can while dealing with your illness. You may need it or want to have care:
• from diagnosis
• once your illness progresses to a certain stage
• an on-off rotation through various stages of your illness as you have periods of wellness and illness.
How do I access Palliative Care?
Palliative Care is available to anyone with a life-limiting illness, not just cancer patients. People living with dementia, chronic conditions or degenerative conditions can access Palliative Care.
Palliative Care can be accessed through referral from your General Practitioner, medical specialist or other health provider, and we will work closely with your medical team to ensure that you receive the right care at the right times.
“I write on behalf of my sister, brother and myself to thank you and your wonderful staff for their caring, assistance, and compassion they had shown our mother, Doris (Betty) Ison, prior to her recent passing.
Thank you and best wishes.”