DIE- ALOGUE CAFE
Palliative Care South Australia has teamed up with Adelaide Council to deliver a ‘Death Cafe” for residents of the area.
The event will take place from 10:30am to 12noon on Monday the 16th of September at North Adelaide Community Centre.
If you wish to attend this FREE event, please register via the link below:
ADVANCED CARE DIRECTIVES WORKSHOP
TUESDAY 8TH OCTOBER
TIME: 10AM- 12.30PM
LOCATION: ALFRED JAMES FUNERAL HOME,
674 NORTH EAST ROAD, HOLDEN HILL SA 5088
Palliative Care South Australia is excited to announce an upcoming workshop for the Aged Care Sector on Advanced Care Directives.
This workshop is sponsored by Alfred James Funeral homes and is free to register and attend.
An Advance Care Directive is an important step forward in planning for future health care, preferred living arrangements and other personal matters.
This workshop will take you through what is involved in writing an Advanced Care Directive and why they are so vital in the aged care sector.
Enquires: Please contact Emma at Palliative Care South Australia on (08) 8271 1643 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Palliative Care South Australia AGM
Members of Palliative Care South Australia are invited to attend the annual general meeting on Monday the 14th of October at 6pm at the Akarba Hotel, Glen Osmond Road, Fullarton.
For more information, please click HERE
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.