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Palliative Care in Aged Care focuses on maintaining and enhancing the quality of life for people suffering from life-limiting or terminal illnesses.

Palliative Care support services include caring for the resident and emotional care for their family to help navigate this difficult time. Our team ensure privacy, sensitive communication, involvement in all decisions, or simply a shoulder to lean on and a thoughtful cup of tea.

As well as palliative care support services, TriCare Aged Care Residences provide an end-of-life care pathway to ensure that your loved one is treated with love, comfort and dignity as they approach the end of life.

You can rest assured knowing that all our staff have regular training to be able to deliver the best palliative and end-of-life care.

Palliative Care Inclusions

Palliative Care Inclusions

When possible, the resident and their family are fully consulted about their preferences for Palliative Care and the development of any end-of-life care plan.

Residents and family members are encouraged to include any express wishes regarding social, cultural, or spiritual needs and any advanced care directives that may be in place.


Accessing Palliative Care

You do not have to be currently receiving Aged Care services to access Palliative Care in residential Aged Care, however, the same entry process applies. The Australian Government funds various care services, including Permanent Residential Aged Care for seniors. To be eligible to receive Aged Care in Australia, your loved one must be assessed by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). You can apply for an assessment through My Aged Care.


Book a Free Consultation with our Aged Care Specialist Team or call 1300 874 2273. Our team will ask questions to understand your loved ones clinical needs and financial requirements and explain our range of services and accommodation options.

We recommend you visit your preferred location, meet our team, and ensure the suitability of the residence for your loved one.

If you’d like to proceed with TriCare there are a number of steps to complete including providing the required documentation and being assessed by our Clinical Team.

Our on-site team at your chosen Aged Care Residence will provide consistent palliation and healthcare support for you and your family.

Frequently Asked Questions

Palliative care can occur at any time during a person’s complex or terminal illness and focuses on enhancing the person’s quality of life. End-of-life care refers to the plan in place to manage a person’s comfort and dignity in the final weeks and days of life.

The resident, their family members, and the person’s health care team, including doctors and support staff, can be involved in making a Palliative Care plan or End-of-life Care Plan. These plans are tailored to the individual’s wishes and needs and can include any preferences for advanced care or social, cultural, or religious factors that should be considered.

Yes. Palliative Care Plans are reviewed regularly to ensure that the resident’s needs and preferences are being met. End-of-life Care Plans are reviewed weekly or daily as required to ensure comfort and dignity for the individual and their family.

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