Whether you are living on your own at home, have family and friends nearby, or you are the person supporting a loved one, end of life is an emotionally sensitive and sometimes isolating time. People react differently when confronted with death: some find it difficult to talk, while others may offer practical support.

SummitCare HomeCare is honoured to provide our Final Friend service for those facing these changes. We specialise in providing care and support to people  in the comfort of their own home during their final stages of life, as well as to their families and carers.

Have peace of mind knowing that the person or team you choose to support you is specially trained and experienced in pain and medication management, family liason and case management and has connections with local community palliative care and wound teams.

Our palliative care team members have worked with many families. We will listen to what you want and discuss with you any worries or fears you may have, so you and your family are as prepared as you can be.

SummitCare HomeCare can also offer a concierge service, providing information and guidance about everything from environements that make you or a loved one feel comfortable and happy, to organising a home for a pet.

The Final Friend service includes:

  • Emotional and social support to those at end of life, and their visiting family and friends

  • Case management

  • Pain management

  • Client and family education

  • Continence care

  • Wound care

  • Medicaiton management

  • Personal care.

Our Final Friend concierge service includes:

  • Assistance with funeral arrangements (including refreshments for family and friends after the service)

  • Managing post funeral arrangements

  • Pet care arrangements

  • Post-bereavement counselling andmore.

For more information on SummitCare HomeCare's Final Friend service, please call us on 1300 68 55 48.