- When providing palliative care to someone with a life-limiting illness, you can access support to help you and your family.
- Eating and sleeping well, relaxing, exercising regularly and looking after your own health can help give you the energy and vitality you need for your role as carer.
- Carer support services and respite care can help you to take a break from your caring role. Ask your palliative care service about your respite care options.
- When times get tough, it may help to seek out professional counselling services. Start by speaking to your doctor or palliative care service.
- Carers Victoria provides counselling and practical resources to support you in your caring role.
- Palliative Care Victoria provides a useful guidebook for carers looking after someone with a life-limiting illness.
Palliative care – looking after yourself
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