Community Health and Ageing Expo
Friday 25th October
Infin8 Care Handorf
PREVIOUS EVENTS 2019
PALLIATIVE CARE WEEK 2019
- Palliative care is care that helps people live their life to the fullest when living with a life-limiting or terminal illness. Palliative care identifies and treats symptoms which may be physical, emotional, spiritual or social.
- Palliative care is available to all people with a serious illness and their families, to assist in managing their symptoms and improve their quality of life.
- Everyone’s priorities at the end of life will be slightly different. By sharing what matters most to you, you will be more likely to receive the kind of care and treatments you desire.
- People should be proactive and tell their care team about what matters most to them, so their treatment can be aligned with their goals.
- It is important for people to talk about their end of life preferences with loved ones and doctors.
- Our Dying to Talk Discussion Starter and card game helps you work out what matters most to you and then helps you talk to your loved ones and health professionals.
- Talking about dying won’t kill you.
RECEPTION AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE
On Thursday the 23rd of May, The Governor of South Australia hosted a reception for Palliative Care South Australia at Government House. The guests included representatives from government, the Aged Care sector, Health Services, hospices, Peak bodies and associated Stakeholders.
Ms Le, wife of the His Excellency, is the Patron of Palliative Care South Australia. Her gracious speech acknowledged the vital, and often overlooked work, of the Palliative Care Sector in South Australia.
Chair of the Palliative Care Board, Professor Crawford, also spoke and acknowledged the hard work of those within the sector, as well as highlighting the need to continue to develop the sector to be responsive to the needs of the community. His speech highlighted the theme of Palliative Care Week 2019- “What Matters Most”. A theme that helps focus Palliative Care provision to be holistic and meet each person where they are at and respond to their values and wishes by ensuring that the end of their lives focus on what matters most to them.