Increase independence and quality of life for individuals with life-limiting illness
Our key focus is providing palliative care programs where patients and their loved ones achieve dignity and comfort in an environment more akin to a comfortable boutique hotel than a clinical care setting.
We work closely with patients, families and loved ones to tailor a care program that meets an individual’s physical, psychological, social, spiritual, and cultural needs. Family and carers are included, and offered practical and emotional support as part of this care plan.
Our care team includes medical specialists and nurses, physiotherapists, dietitians, occupational therapists, social workers and psychologists, specifically trained to care for people with complex and life-limiting health issues.
Comfortable, supported and compassionate end-of-life care
Our large palliative care rooms are designed to accommodate a loved one who may wish to stay with the patient. This allows for maximum contact during imminent death and enables loved ones to be closely involved with their loved one’s care, should they wish to do so. It also enables our caring palliative care team to provide the very best individualised care to each of our patients, and their family and loved ones.
A referral from a doctor or healthcare provider is needed to access this service. Potential patients and families are encouraged to contact a member of our care team at Arcadia Pittwater directly to discuss their individualised needs before obtaining a referral.
Hear Sam’s family story
Saying goodbye is never easy. So we’re grateful to Sam for sharing his deeply personal story of his family’s experience at Arcadia Pittwater while his mum was a patient in the palliative care unit.
Sam was grateful to have this time with his mum knowing she was so well cared for and to have his family’s needs so well supported. This included the ability to stay overnight with his mum in the same room. He also appreciated the various spaces available to retreat to or meet with loved ones – outdoor garden areas, the downstairs cafe and patient/visitor lounge areas – all helped to make a difficult couple of weeks so much more comfortable. Listen to Sam’s family’s story.