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We make a differenceproviding home based palliative care
It's your choicea terminal illness does not have to force you from the comfort of your home
Growing our futurehousing our home based palliative care service

Ballarat Hospice Care sees the Person beyond the illness

Ballarat Hospice Care is a not-for-profit organisation incorporated in 1985 to provide specialist palliative care equitably and responsively within available resources and to promote palliative care values within the community.

Palliative care aims to promote comfort and improve quality of life of those living with a life-limiting illness, while supporting family and friends involved in their care.
We were established by community members in response to community need, a need that continues to grow with increasing population.

Important to us is our community connection. As we are partly funded by government, Ballarat Hospice Care relies on this community support to enable us to continue to make a difference.

Our values of loyalty, kindness, honesty, respect, trust, skill and willingness guide every interaction. We value primary care providers, patients, carers, families, informal supports, volunteers, special needs groups, diversity, spirituality, culture, language and working alongside diverse communities.

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For PatientsPalliative care focuses on quality of life for patients and their families, who are facing problems associated with life-threatening illness. Ballarat Hospice cares for you and your carers by identifying your individual needs and concerns based on your physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs. Read More
For CarersBallarat Hospice Care helps carers to support their loved one to live well and die in their own home. We ensure carers and families are well informed, openly communicated with and supported to manage the dying and grieving process. Read More
EducationProvision of education by Ballarat Hospice Care staff is a key element in supporting patients and their families and carers at home – from strategies to manage symptoms, utilising equipment, through to providing practical aspects of care and caring for carers.Read More

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UNDERSTANDING THE JOURNEY. SUPPORTING PATIENTS AND FAMILIES.Read some of our inspiring stories.
Marion McCabe doesn’t ever resent being one of the 730 Australians diagnosed with motor neurone disease annually.MARION’S STORY
When he died, he was with us and it was almost like he felt no pain. I just think we were lucky to have had that time with him.ALLANAH’S STORY
But one of the best things Ballarat Hospice Care taught us was not to be afraid of death. Moira was very accepting of it.GEORGE’S STORY
We’re always looking at opportunities for education and providing opportunities for our staff to engage in professional care.MEL’S STORY
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