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Palliative Care

Palliative Care

We support you to make choices and help you take control of your care.

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MCM provides expert in-home palliative care services 7 days a week in the cities of Hume, Moreland, Darebin and Yarra.

Summary

  • We will support you with expert symptom management.
  • We will respect your physical, spiritual, social, emotional and cultural needs.
  • Our patient centred care is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We offer a range of nursing, medical, allied health and consulting services to help people experiencing a life-limiting illness to have the best possible quality of life.

Our trained and experienced staff will visit you in your home or residential facility

We will make an introductory visit to you and your carer, to assess and discuss how we can support you. We work in partnership with you to build a plan for your care that is tailored to meet your ongoing needs.

We support you to make choices and help you take control of your care.


Palliative Care provides specialist health care and practical support to people who have an advanced disease or life-limiting illness, their carers and families, ultimately aimed at enhancing quality of life.

At MCM, we provide expert symptom management and pay particular attention to physical, spiritual, social and cultural needs, ensuring that dignity and quality of life are at the forefront of everything we do.

A map showing where MCM provides palliative care services in Hume, Moreland, Darebin and Yarra, in Victoria. PROVIDING PALLIATIVE CARE SERVICES IN THE CITIES OF HUME, MORELAND, DAREBIN AND YARRA

Our Palliative Care clients

Up to 120,000 Australians need Palliative Care each year, and yet many of us do not understand what Palliative Care is all about. 

Three MCM clients and carers have shared their experiences with Palliative Care as provided by MCM. These are real stories of real people facing the end of their lives. 

Hear from our clients

Christine and Matt tell their story as part of Palliative Care Awareness Week

 

Our supports and resources 

Nursing and medical 

  • Expert symptom and pain management
  • Education for you and your carer/s on managing your illness and your ongoing care
  • Links to hospitals, palliative care inpatient units and community support agencies
  • Consultancy services to other health professionals 

Care coordination

  • Support as you make decisions and personal adjustments that may accompany serious illness
  • Have conversations to coordinate your care with planning and connecting to resources
  • Practical issues such as accessing benefits from Department of Human Services Centrelink
  • Identifying the needs of your carer and connecting them with support

Allied health

  • Support with advance care planning
  • Listening, companionship and social support
  • Professional support with emotional and spiritual concerns
  • Time out for your carers
  • Bereavement and grief support
  • Volunteers are a very important part of our team, supporting you and your carers with time out and companionship.

Who can access our services?

What does it cost?

Our service is free of charge, but all donations are gratefully accepted.

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Access and referral

 

Contact us

Address: 472 Nicholson St, North Fitzroy Victoria 3068

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm

Phone: 03 9486 2666

Fax: 03 9482 5094

Email: mcmpc@mcm.org.au

Further resources and information

 

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