The transition to aged care can sometimes be a stressful time for families. We are here to help you every step of the way. Below is our simple 4-step process to being welcomed into the CraigCare family. If you have any questions about admissions into a CraigCare home, please contact our friendly Admissions team by calling 0468 718 856 or click here to submit an online enquiry.
CraigCare offers several types of care and support to a variety of residents, all with different needs and desires. We welcome those with low to high care needs and everything in between. Below are the other primary types of care we offer at CraigCare:
Palliative care is specialised medical care for people living with a serious illness.
It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. CraigCare’s specialist palliative care team works with you and your family members or carers to prevent or ease suffering and improve quality of life, and help make difficult health care decisions.
All of CraigCare homes have specialist palliative care teams.
At CraigCare, our palliative care teams include specialist nurses and doctors, social workers, religious or spiritual leaders, therapists, nutritionists and other professionals.
The team really depends upon your needs and level of care.
Although it can include end of life care, palliative care is much broader and can last for longer.
Having palliative care does not necessarily mean you are likely to pass away soon.
Some people use palliative care services for years.
Palliative care is designed to relieve symptoms such as pain or breathing difficulties, (among other things) and relieve stress for both the resident and their families.
Palliative care can be used at any time after diagnosis of a serious illness.
This really depends upon the individual.
Some people may use palliative care from time to time or they may use it regularly for a few weeks or months.
Some people receive palliative care for several years.
Medicare will normally cover your palliative care costs.
Private health insurance may also cover some costs.
Some things that might cost extra include paying the fee of a private health professional such as a psychologist or paying for complementary therapies such as acupuncture or chiropractic services.
If you have any questions about CraigCare, our friendly Admissions team will be happy to help. Please contact them by calling 0468 718 856 or by completing the form below to send an online message.