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Improve quality of life through home palliative care. Find nurses and carers experienced in palliative and hospice care. Get personalised home care support for your loved ones with life-limiting conditions. Available from 1-hour visits to round-the-clock care, learn how we can help.

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Palliative care goes beyond end-of-life care

Unlike end-of-life or hospice care, which takes place after someone has stopped curative treatment, palliative care can improve the quality of life of those with life-threatening conditions, whether or not a cure is available. For example, someone with cancer at a curable stage could be undergoing chemotherapy and receiving palliative care at the same time to manage the symptoms and side effects of both the condition and treatment, such as pain and nausea.

Palliative care involves caring for the body, mind and spirit of an individual, which can be a lot for an untrained family caregiver to undertake. In fact, a multi-disciplinary team of doctors, nurses, therapists, social workers and counsellors usually work together to deliver holistic palliative care to individuals. Learn all you need to know about palliative care in Australia here.

On top of caring for their loved one, family caregivers will also need to keep their emotions in check to avoid affecting the one they care for, which can make caregiving both physically, mentally and emotionally exhausting.

What is palliative care?

Simple Nursing Care

Assist with simple nursing procedures such as changing of feeding tubes and suctioning.

Complex Nursing Procedures

From injections to wound care, have your nursing procedures done safely in the comfort of home.

Personal Care

Assist with the activities of daily living (ADLs) – eating, bathing, getting dressed, toileting, transferring, and continence.

Domestic Assistance

Help with household jobs like cleaning, clothes washing and ironing

Night Care

Care provided through the night to assist with toileting or nursing needs, prevent wandering and reduce fall risk.

Respite Care

Take a break to rest and recharge while our Care Pros take on the caregiving duties.

Medical Escort

Accompany and facilitate transport to and fro home and medical appointments, scans and treatment visits as well as for errands.

Improving quality of life through home palliative care

Having a professional caregiver or nurse with the right experience can help you better understand what to expect and guide you along your care journey.

A caregiver or nurse trained and experienced in palliative care manages the pain and symptoms caused by your loved one’s condition and/or the treatment they are undergoing. Palliative-trained professionals will also provide mental and emotional support and fulfil the goals and desire of your loved one to the best of their ability. Through improving holistic well-being, quality palliative and hospice care can empower individuals to find purpose and live life to the fullest.

Besides caring for your loved one, having someone around who understands your loved one’s conditions and care needs as well as how tough caregiving is, can be reassuring to the primary caregiver.

Cost of Palliative Care in Australia

In hospitals, palliative care is usually covered by Medicare. At home, palliative care costs approximately $40-70 an hour in Australia, but care packages and subsidies are available to offset some of the cost.

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Daily Living Care

from
$ 55 /hour*
By local certified support workers

Nursing Care

from
$ 100 /hour*
By local licensed nurses
Looking for long-hour care packages for your loved ones? Save up to 25% with our care packages for multiple sessions. Speak with our Care Advisors to find out more.

Government and Private Funding Options Available

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

We can support you as you strive to achieve your goals in independent living. We respect every person’s diversity, culture and identity.

You may use your NDIS funding to engage our disability support services if:

You self-manage your NDIS funds
You may directly book services with us. Homage will issue you the service invoice for you to submit claims.

A plan manager manages your NDIS funds
You may connect Homage with your plan manager to facilitate service bookings using your NDIS funds.

Home Care Package (HCP)

Your unique needs and choices, big or small, are what we focus on. We respect every person’s diversity, culture and identity.

You may use your Home Care Packages to fund your Homage services if you self-manage your HCP. You may connect Homage with your registered self-managed provider to facilitate service bookings using your HCP funds.

We also support both private clients and those on the government waitlist but require care urgently. Please speak to our Care Advisor today at 1300 705 029 if you require care support.

Why Families Prefer Homage

Zero Commitment

Book flexible care solutions from 1 hour with no ongoing commitment required.

No Management Fee

Pay only for the care services you receive.

Transparent Pricing

Know the exact cost of service before booking.

Dedicated Care Professionals

Receive quality care from a carefully selected pool of experienced Care Professionals.

Urgent Care Support

Find support for your urgent care needs.

Personalised Care Plans

Let Homage Care Advisors create a care plan specific to your needs and choices.

Long Term Care Packages

Allow your funding to last longer with our long term packages that offer the same quality care at at lower cost.

Care Reporting

Receive a care report after every visit so you understand the care your loved ones have received for peace of mind.

How does Homage work?

How it Works - Step 1

Speak to a Care Advisor

Call us at 1300 705 029 or request a callback from our friendly Care Advisory team. Learn more about our range of services and find out how Homage Care Professionals can help.

How it Works - Step 2

Make a Care Plan together

We will work with you to develop a personalised Care Plan based on your loved one’s health status, care requirements, and additional preferences.

How it Works - Step 3

Your personalised care begins

Together we will match you and your loved ones with an exceptional Care Professional. Stay up to date after every appointment with detailed reports on the Homage app.

Top questions about Palliative Care

Service FAQ

Are palliative, hospice and end-of-life care the same?

While palliative, hospice and end-of-life care provides comfort and aims to improve the quality of life of those battling life-threatening illnesses, they are not exactly the same.

Hospice care, also known as end-of-life care, happens when the goal is no longer to treat and recover from the condition but to improve the quality of life for their remaining days.

Palliative care encompasses end-of-life or hospice care but is not only for people who are terminally ill. A person can be undergoing treatment to cure their condition while getting palliative care at the same time, to cope with the symptoms of the illness or treatment.

Does palliative care mean death?

Many Australians have the misconception that palliative care only occurs at end-of-life. However, palliative care can actually be provided regardless of age, stage of illness, and whether the person is receiving medical treatment. A person undergoing curative treatment can also get palliative care to cope with the symptoms of the condition and side effects of treatment.

Can Homage palliative care service be subsidised?

You may use your Home Care package to pay for the palliative care service.

Can I use my Home Care Package?

You may use your Home Care Packages to fund your Homage services if you self-manage your HCP. You may connect Homage with your registered self-managed provider to facilitate service bookings using your HCP funds.

What are Homage palliative care packages?

We have interim to longer-term palliative care packages with varying care durations so that you and your loved one can find a care package that best fit your needs and preferences. Care packages can also help save up to 25% for multiple care sessions. Reach out to our Care Advisors at 1300 705 029 for more details.

How fast will I receive the palliative care service?

Once you have confirmed that you will like to engage a Homage Care Professional for home palliative care services, we can match you or your loved one with a suitable Care Professional as fast as within 48 hours.

Who are the Homage Care Professionals?

Homage Care Professionals are Australians (and permanent residents) who are passionate and dedicated to delivering quality elderly care to families and care recipients. 100% local, they are trained caregivers from all walks of life.

Does Homage provide 24-hour home palliative care?Yes, we do provide 24-hour home care services. Two Homage Care Professionals will be scheduled for the visits, and care will be split into 12-hour shifts to support you and your loved one round-the-clock each day.

Yes, we do provide 24-hour home care services. Two Homage Care Professionals will be scheduled for the visits, and care will be split into 12-hour shifts to support you and your loved one round-the-clock each day.

What is the shortest duration for a palliative care visit?

The duration of a Homage palliative care visit starts from just one hour, depending on the family’s preferences and your loved one’s needs.

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