Australia’s largest in-home, complex health and aged care provider, Silverchain Group, has expanded its range of services on the Sunshine Coast, including the launch of an in-home palliative care service, a program to get elderly back on their feet after hospital, and a program for patients who require ongoing support on discharge.
For more than 125 years, Silverchain Group has provided Australians with expert, compassionate health and aged care services in the community, and this expansion on the Sunshine Coast means more Queenslanders will have access to this high-quality in-home care.
Silverchain Group has delivered in-home palliative care services in communities across Australia for more than 40 years. We provide palliative care and support to 7,000 Australians and their families each year through our palliative care team.
Silverchain’s Executive Director, Queensland Tamra Bridges said the in-home palliative care service provides comprehensive patient-centred services based on individual needs and goals.
“Research shows that around 70 per cent of Australians would prefer to die at home,” Ms Bridges said.
“Our unique service offers personalised, holistic care that understands our clients’ physical symptoms. Our care improves the quality of life of clients and their families who are facing a life-limiting illness by drawing on our expertise to effectively prevent and manage pain, distress or discomfort.”
Silverchain has also launched two other health services, a short-term care program to optimise the functioning and independence of older people after a hospital stay, and a discharge assessment and coordination service, assisting patients who require ongoing support.
“Our service expansion means the Sunshine Coast community now have more choice of palliative care providers,” Ms Bridges said.
“Silverchain’s focus is to support people to live as well as they can, for as long as they can at home, and with support to die with dignity in the place of their choice.”
The palliative care service will be available to those who are eligible in the Sunshine Coast, Noosa and Gympie Regional council areas through the local hospital network. Clinical staff can visit seven days a week and additional support is available via telehealth.
For more information, visit https://silverchain.org.au/our-services/palliative-care.