Personal care services

Palliative Care ACT offers a number of personal care services including: 

  • therapeutic massage;
  • hairdressing; and
  • podiatry.

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Therapeutic massage

Massage is a way of improving quality of life, especially for people who are suffering from the effects of disease, surgery or treatment. Generally, cancer patients of all ages report that massage (with or without aromatherapy oils) helps them to relax, reduces some of the symptoms of the illness and leaves them feeling more positive and better able to cope with their illness.

Therapeutic massage is a wonderful way for the patients to experience safe touch and nurturing in a healthy way that affirms their humanity.

Hairdressing

Palliative Care ACT has the contact details of a hairdresser who is happy to come to Clare Holland House or visit people's homes when the need is identified. Payment arrangements are worked out with the hairdresser depending on people’s circumstance.

If required, PC ACT is able to offer some financial support.

We also have another contact that is happy to go to people’s home in the Woden, Weston and Tuggeranong area as a fee-for-service.

Podiatry

Palliative Care ACT can arrange appointments with the Walking Clinic who will visit clients requiring Podiatry services. There is a charge of $80 which is paid for by Palliative Care ACT.

Our supporters

We are grateful for the continuing support of our therapeutic massage program from:

  • Federal Golf Club Members Charity Committee
  • Canberra Southern Cross Club

OUR LATEST

Life Stories Breakfast - Wednesday 9 August 2017

Life Stories Breakfast - Wednesday 9 August 2017

Join us for a delicious breakfast at Hotel Realm and be entertained by the lovely Jean Kittson, Australian performer, writer and comedian. Jean is also a women's health advocate and presents a lighter tone on the issue of death and dying and wants people to start the talk before it’s too late.

Palliative Care ACT Fundraising Dinner - Save the Date

Palliative Care ACT Fundraising Dinner - Save the Date

SAVE THE DATE - Palliative Care ACT Annual Fundraising Dinner Saturday 14 October 2017

An invitation to be part of a research project about support for end of life care

An invitation to be part of a research project about support for end of life care

Palliative Care ACT are undertaking a reseach project to discover potential gaps in the palliative care system.

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