Patients with life-limiting illnesses, such as advanced dementia or cancer, and whose conditions are expected to get worse in weeks or months may choose to spend their days at home instead. In such cases, caregivers need help coping with the patient’s needs.
Help for people to recover from emotional and social trauma, such as caregivers and the seniors going through this difficult period.
Medical and nursing care
Teaching caregivers how to care for their loved ones, and the needs of a palliative care patient.
Note: For caregivers of clients who require more intensive care or respite for a time-limited period,
Home-based Respite Care (HBRC) may be able to provide you with some support.
A doctor must say that the patient is suffering from advanced and progressive disease.
Please approach the doctor at the hospital or polyclinic that your loved one visits for assistance to submit an online application for the service. Alternatively, you may visit an
AIC Link near you for assistance on the application process.
The service can cost between $100 and $150 per visit before means-testing. The amount varies based on your household’s income.
You may also visit the online
E-care locator to find service providers near you.
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