Palliative care is special help for someone who is near the end of their life.
End of life means someone has an illness or a condition that means they will die.
Palliative care helps reduce pain.
It makes people as comfortable as possible until they die.
Palliative care can also support people to understand what is happening.
We have made four easy read booklets to help you understand palliative care and what to do.
Palliative care is special support for someone who is dying.
Read this booklet to find out:
If you need palliative care, read the easy read booklet about palliative care for you.
Palliative care can also help the family or close friends of someone who is dying.
If your family or close friends need palliative care, read the easy read booklet about palliative care for people close to you.
This easy read booklet has information to help you understand what palliative care is for children.
It will help you if a child in your family needs palliative care.
Read the easy read booklet about palliative care for children.
Everyone needs to talk about death and dying.
People do not always talk to people with disability about death because they think they will be too stressed.
Read this booklet to understand what death is and how to talk about it.
To learn more about death and dying, read this easy read booklet.
You can call them on 1800 548 225.
The After Hours Helpline is open from 5pm to 9am every day.
The Palliative Care Volunteer Support Services can help people who are dying and their families.
The volunteers can help by providing practical support.