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  • There are various reasons for seeking inpatient palliative care instead of staying at home
  • Inpatient palliative care is provided in hospitals and specialist palliative care units. 
  • End of life and palliative care can be provided in residential aged care.
  • Deciding to leave home can be difficult; talk with family members and your doctor
  • Family members or friends can still provide care for you if you have been admitted to an inpatient facility or residential care home.
  • Make your transition to inpatient care more comfortable by bringing some special items from home as well as music, photos and books. 
  • Talk with your doctor about a referral to inpatient palliative care.

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Reviewed on: 13-02-2017