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Palliative Care: Our Scalabrini Approach

Palliative care is a type of family-focused assisted living with medical help for individuals with serious life limiting illnesses, including end-of-life care. The goal of palliative care is to ensure dignity is upheld and to provide individualist care to meet the specific needs of a person in order to best help them live comfortably.

Scalabrini’s approach to palliative care is highly tailored to each individual, with our Advance Care Planning ensuring that families, medical professionals and our team are all on the same page regarding a person’s wants and needs for their future care. We also make sure that the preferences expressed by the individual’s loved ones are also taken into consideration during this time.

We ensure our specialised team is providing the correct support needed and improving an individual’s quality of life. Palliative care at Scalabrini means that we are managing pain and symptoms with high quality levels of care, where registered nurses are on staff 24/7 to meet any needs presented.

However, we treat more than just physical symptoms. Our focus on holistic wellbeing means that while also looking after physical aspects, an increased quality of life is also managed in emotional, spiritual and social aspects.

This high level of care also extends to our treatment of an individual’s family and loved ones. Scalabrini always operate in a way that upholds a strong expression of sensitivity, compassion and understanding.

Our brilliant religious Sisters are available at each village location 24/7. They provide prayer, companionship, grief support and spiritual & emotional comfort to all our residents and their loved ones regardless of religion or faith.

We understand and respect that this season contains a lot of distress, conflict and hard decisions. Our team is always here to guide you through the process and provide all the information and support needed to make a fully informed choice. You can contact our team for more details by emailing us at enquires@scalabrini.com.au or calling us at 1800 722 522.