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 Allied Care Team are available Monday to Friday from 8.30am–4.30pm.
Please refer to our managing your illness section for strategies and tips for symptoms.
If you are caring for a person or are a health professional supporting someone with a life limiting illness who resides within the local government areas of Hume, Merri-bek, Darebin and Yarra, then you can make a referral to our services on their behalf. You can only refer someone who has consented for you to do so.
Please complete our Referral Form via the link below.
MCM Palliative Care puts our clients and carers wellbeing at the heart of everything we do. We provide a wide range of support including Counselling, Bereavement Counselling, Social Work and Advocacy, Massage Therapy, and Volunteer support to help guide you through this time.
Our aim is to assist you in understanding your choices and support your voice in all decisions affecting your life.
Practical help and advice on resources and needs: you don’t have to know exactly what to ask for. If you have a worry or concern, or the question is simply “How do I…?” then just ask. We can talk the issue through together.
All residents living in Aged Care with a life limiting illness have access to MCM’s specialist palliative care program. Support for residents and families may include social work support, counselling, advocacy and practical help and advice.
Massage has been shown to enrich the lives of those living with a life-limiting illness. MCM offers all clients and their carers an opportunity to experience specialised massage therapy.
Our Volunteers, who are trained in palliative care support, offer the gift of time, and can support you in a variety of ways.
Grief and bereavement support and advocacy is available to all families and carers of loved ones who have been on our program. This may be through counselling in our offices, at your home, via video link, on the telephone or a place of your choosing. We also run information and support groups.
We provide a community-based specialist counselling service, visiting in the comfort of your home, via phone or video-link, at our Thornbury offices, or elsewhere according to need.
MCM recognises people’s spiritual care needs and acknowledges that these can be broad and wide-ranging. When a person is seen and treated as a whole person within the context of their life, values and beliefs, then they are receiving spiritual care.
Spirituality gives meaning to life, connection to others, ourselves, nature and the sacred. When we are reaching the end of our lives, our spiritual wellbeing is as important as our physical and psychological health. Spiritual wellbeing is also important for caregivers.
We have created some resources to support you during this time. Scroll through our resource library to find further information.