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What Caring May Involve

What Caring May Involve

Caring and supporting someone is both satisfying and hard. There are so many things to think about.

People need to be aware that EPC is a specialist palliative care organisation. The person we are caring for will guide us in the wording of our conversations.

Please provide EPC with the names of the key people involved in care at home. We can only discuss care with authorised people. 

Plan Ahead

Plan ahead where you can: 

  • Know where you are going, appointment locations, parking availability, knowing how to locate toilets. Talk to someone when the appointment is being made. Hospital websites have useful information.
  • If you need a wheelchair at the appointment ask for one from the clinic or hospital.
  • Don’t be afraid to write down a list of questions
  • Be ready to ask for and then accept help.

As an educator and volunteer with EPC, there was never any question in Margaret’s mind, that she would share her journey of Motor Neurone Disease as a teaching tool for others.

As a result of her work, EPC nominated her for the Victorian Senior of the Year Award.

She won that in 2019.

In this video, Margaret shares her experience as a client and what she wants us to know as we interact with others in a similar situation.  She teaches us how we can care for our clients well.

EPC will continue to help Margaret teach and support our clients and the staff, volunteers and carers who work with them.

We do this in her honour.

Carer Pathways - CarerHelp  has 5 different paths with information and videos covering the different stages of care.

At any point EPC can assist, whether this be through Family Support, Nursing, Allied Health or our trained volunteers. Please call the number provided in your folder.

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