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
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, chosen families, informal supports, volunteers, special needs groups, diversity, spirituality, culture, language, gender identity, sexual orientation. We offer culturally safe and inclusive care when working alongside diverse, vulnerable or marginalised communities.
Our ServicesBallarat Hospice Care offers holistic palliative care to people in their own home, with compassion, innovation and flexibility.Read More
For PatientsPalliative care is specialised care that helps you live well with a life-limiting illness. The aims of palliative care are to make you comfortable, to improve your quality of life, and to support family and friends involved in your care. Read More
For CarersBallarat Hospice Care also gives practical and emotional support to family and friends involved in your care, including care advice, equipment, respite, carer support groups and counselling. 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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