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Caring for someone with a life-limiting illness can be both rewarding and challenging.

You may also have other family or work commitments. It is important to find ways to balance your caring role and other responsibilities so that you maintain a sense of wellbeing.

Palliative Care NSW recognizes the joys and demands of your role.  We provide resources and useful links to networks to help you do your best in your carer’s role.

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Managing Pain

Managing Pain

25 May 21

Discomfort. Distress. Anxiety. We have all experienced pain that exhausts us and wears us down. It’s perfectly normal to be worried about how your pain will be eased. Persistent intense pain can eat away at us.You can expect the specialist Palliative Care team to take your pain very seriously – after all, it is what they […]

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Dementia Explained

Dementia Explained

24 May 21

Dementia is a serious loss of cognitive ability in a previously unimpaired person, beyond what might be expected from normal aging. It may be static, the result of a unique global brain injury, or progressive, resulting in long-term decline due to damage or disease in the body. Although dementia is far more common in the […]

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About Death & Dying

About Death & Dying

24 May 21

Caring for a person during the last few weeks and days of life can be stressful and demanding. Many different feelings and emotions may surface at this time. Carers and family are often concerned that death will be a painful experience for the person. However, the time before death is usually peaceful. There is a […]

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Managing Pain

Managing Pain

25 May 21

Discomfort. Distress. Anxiety. We have all experienced pain that exhausts us and wears us down. It’s perfectly normal to be worried about how your pain will be eased. Persistent intense pain can eat away at us.You can expect the specialist Palliative Care team to take your pain very seriously – after all, it is what they […]

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Dementia Explained

Dementia Explained

24 May 21

Dementia is a serious loss of cognitive ability in a previously unimpaired person, beyond what might be expected from normal aging. It may be static, the result of a unique global brain injury, or progressive, resulting in long-term decline due to damage or disease in the body. Although dementia is far more common in the […]

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About Death & Dying

About Death & Dying

24 May 21

Caring for a person during the last few weeks and days of life can be stressful and demanding. Many different feelings and emotions may surface at this time. Carers and family are often concerned that death will be a painful experience for the person. However, the time before death is usually peaceful. There is a […]

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Palliative care services for Lithgow
Palliative Care

Palliative care services for Lithgow

28 July 21

Patients, families and carers will soon benefit from refurbishments to palliative care services at Lithgow Hospital. The $227,000 refurbishments would help bring comfort to people at the end of life, along with their families and carers, member for Bathurst Paul Toole said. “We’re caring for some of our most vulnerable patients and we want to […]

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A big grin for Tamworth
nioka

A big grin for Tamworth

27 July 21

It was smiles all round for the staff of Happy Smiles Dental Care, raising funds for Nioka Palliative Care in Tamwoth. Each month, the local dental practice will choose a charity to raise money for, in the interest of contributing to the community. This month they nominated Friends of Nioka (FoN) as the recipient, in […]

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Grief and Bereavement Conference
Conference

Grief and Bereavement Conference

23 July 21

As a health professional or volunteer, or in other relevant capacities, you may encounter people who have lost their significant others through death and thus experience the resulting grief. The Grief and Bereavement Conference 2021 (virtual) is all about learning an exploring how bereavement care can be better woven to form a compassionate network to […]

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Palliative care services for Lithgow
Palliative Care

Palliative care services for Lithgow

28 July 21

Patients, families and carers will soon benefit from refurbishments to palliative care services at Lithgow Hospital. The $227,000 refurbishments would help bring comfort to people at the end of life, along with their families and carers, member for Bathurst Paul Toole said. “We’re caring for some of our most vulnerable patients and we want to […]

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A big grin for Tamworth
nioka

A big grin for Tamworth

27 July 21

It was smiles all round for the staff of Happy Smiles Dental Care, raising funds for Nioka Palliative Care in Tamwoth. Each month, the local dental practice will choose a charity to raise money for, in the interest of contributing to the community. This month they nominated Friends of Nioka (FoN) as the recipient, in […]

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Grief and Bereavement Conference
Conference

Grief and Bereavement Conference

23 July 21

As a health professional or volunteer, or in other relevant capacities, you may encounter people who have lost their significant others through death and thus experience the resulting grief. The Grief and Bereavement Conference 2021 (virtual) is all about learning an exploring how bereavement care can be better woven to form a compassionate network to […]

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