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August 2, 2016

Thank you to for Home Instead Senior Care for writing this guest post on their new resource on planning for end of life at home.

Home Instead Senior Care is a specialist, national provider of high quality in-home care for older people. Our services include assistance with personal care, light household duties, meal preparation, medication reminders, transport to appointments, shopping and social outings as well as specialist palliative and dementia care, training, education and support.

Most people do not want to think of, let alone talk about dying. But time is precious when faced with a life-limiting illness. Having conversations and planning ahead will help you maximise the time you have left, focus on life-affirming moments and ensure your loved one’s final days are as meaningful, and comfortable as possible.

New resource

In consultation with Australian consumers, carers, service providers and health professionals, Home Instead Senior Care has developed and published a resource guide aimed at supporting people, families and carers to plan for end of life at home. The booklet aims to educate and empower people and families to start having conversations about dying, their end of life care preferences, inform them that it is possible to die at home with support of palliative care and other community services and assist them to plan and prepare practically to live the end stage of their life at home.

To download the Home Instead ‘Dying at Home’ Palliative Care booklet, please click here.

For more details, contact Home Instead Senior Care on 03 9317 5204 or email


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