End Of Life Care

Rosehaven offers you and your family support in end-of-life care.

As your loved one approaches the end of their life, being a carer can be more challenging as emotional and physical stress increases. Rosehaven can provide you with additional support, caring for your loved one and helping you make the necessary preparations.

To access our services, people can refer themselves, or be referred by a doctor or other health professional. Prospective guests are assessed to ensure the service is suited to their needs. 

We focus on the whole of family care needs during the palliative care process and the dying phase. Family members and carers can be accommodated within our purpose-built facility. We welcome family, friends and even the guest’s pet to this inclusive environment, offering our kitchen facilities for home cooked meals and peaceful gardens for tranquility.

Rosehaven is located close to the Hospital and within walking distance to Mansfield’s central amenities.

Our facility complements the palliative care resources provided by local area health services and community health teams. Guests are required to have a local GP and be registered with our local Mansfield district nursing team.

Rosehaven can provide advocacy and support, in your choice of setting.

Grief and Bereavement

Grief is a normal response to loss. The death of a loved one is a particularly difficult experience for most people.  If you’ve been caring for someone with a terminal illness, you will have been preparing yourself for the day they die yet that does not make it any easier. Grief support services provide counselling, support, and education to bereaved individuals, children, and families. This gives you the opportunity to talk things over with a trained professional to assist you in making sense of your feelings.

You may experience a range of intense feelings such as sadness, anxiety, relief, or numbness. Grief can also cause difficultly sleeping which can lead to physical symptoms. 

Rosehaven can provide follow up bereavement care and access to our facilitated bereavement support group. We can also place referrals for specialist care when required.

Advance Care Planning

We have qualified advance care planning facilitators and trained volunteers in Advance Care Planning.

An Advance Care Plan is a document stating what sort of care you would (and wouldn’t) like in your last days. It can give those caring for you a greater understanding of your wishes should you be unable to convey them yourself. Do you want to be fed via a tube if you are unable to swallow? Would you like lots of visitors or only immediate family? An Advance Care Plan needs to be signed and witnessed by a doctor, however you can save time and money by creating yours and having it ready to take to your next visit to your GP.

“Advance Care Planning is about your future health and personal care. It gives you the opportunity to plan for what you would want if you were unable to say it yourself. Advance Care Planning helps to ensure that a person’s preferences, beliefs, and values about health care are known and respected if they are too unwell to speak for themselves and benefits those who are close to them. Research has shown that families of people who have done advance care planning have less anxiety and stress when asked to make important healthcare decisions for other people.” (Advance Care Planning Australia…..2018)

If you would like to make an appointment to discuss creating an Advance Care Plan, please contact Bianca on manager@rosehaven.org.au or 03-57753161

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