Project from Nov 2018 - Dec 2019
caring@home and Shannon’s Bridge join forces
to improve at-home palliative care choices for Victorians.
28 November, 2018
caring@home are pleased to announce an agreement with Shannon's Bridge, a Victorian charity that will fund the production and distribution of 3,500 caring@home carer packages for community services that care for palliative patients in Victoria.
Prof. Liz Reymond, Palliative Medicine Consultant, Deputy Director, Metro South Palliative Care Service in Queensland, and Project Director of caring@home says that the agreement will ensure that terminally-ill people in Victoria have more choice in where they want to be cared for at the end of life.
"Currently, one of the most frequent reasons that community-based palliative patients are transferred to hospital inpatient units is because their symptoms cannot be adequately controlled at home,"
-- Prof. Reymond.
“Apart from unwanted hospital admissions and associated healthcare costs, failure to achieve timely and effective control of symptoms has enormous consequences resulting in tremendous distress to patients, carers and community service providers alike. The agreement with Shannon's Bridge makes available 3,500 caring@home carer packages to Victorian palliative care community services. The services can use the packages to train carers to help manage breakthrough symptoms safely using subcutaneous medicines for a person who chooses to die at home. This is a good outcome for terminally-ill people in Victoria who choose to be cared for and to die at home."
Resources are available Australia-wide for community service providers, healthcare professionals and carers to support carers to help manage breakthrough symptoms safely using subcutaneous medicines.
Charity Sew Day 2019
21 Sep @ 10am - 4pm
Shannon's Bridge are excited to announce a charity sew day with 'Said With Love"
Said With Love had a charity sewing day to create Handover Bags and bags for Carers.
SWL create quilt patterns and teaches quilting classes and bag classes in their gorgeous new Quilt Barn on the grounds of our beautiful 100 year old country farmhouse near Daylesford, Victoria, Australia.
They provide a longarm quilting service and have a select supply of fabrics available.
Quilting and sewing projects are shared on their blog and on our social media accounts.
Check them out!
Day of the Dead
The Latina celebration that honours those that have died. Each Nov 1 and 2nd - come along and learn about these beautiful traditions and significance of the Calavera.
Bringing to life conversations and community actions around death, dying and bereavement.
A NEW CAR!!
On the 16th October 2018 Murray Mallee Training Company very kindly donated a car to Shannon’s Bridge,
They have been a very generous supporter of Shannon’s Bridge for a couple of years now.
We are so honoured and grateful for our new vehicle. It is an asset to Shannons Bridge and will make a huge impact supporting everyone involved with the bridge.
Dying to Know day
DID YOU KNOW?
75% of us have not had end of life discussions
60% think we don’t talk about death enough
Over 70% of us die in hospital though most of us would prefer to die at home
Very few of us die with an advance care plan (less than 10 percent)
The number of Australians aged 65 and over will double by 2050 increasing our need to plan while well and share our wishes with our loved ones
We thank you
A massive THANK YOU to the
RED KNIGHTS 15 motorcycle group for organising this fundraiser for us on Sunday 2nd December, approx. 20 riders meet at the EOLC hub in Creswick, then rode to Avoca and back to the hub for a bbq
We’d also like to thank the following businesses/groups for their support towards this event....
Greenvale Quality Meats
Creswick Country Bakery
Art of Bereavment
Shannon's Bridge recently had a small project “The Art of Bereavement” funded by the Grampians Regional Palliative Care Consortium
All over the world the importance of "Handover Bags" with their importance being explored and improved.
By group work with a qualified and dedicated Art Therapist, we hope that some of the art produced will be able to be used for special "Handover bags" that will better reflect the care of health services and aged care facilities as they say goodbye to their patients.
The strengthening of skills and increasing normal grief awareness is designed to increase the capacity and resilience of communities dealing with end of life care, death and bereavement.
Murray to Moyne Charity Ride
Murray to Moyne Charity Ride
Once again the surgeons from Ballarat OSM teamed up with Creswick Medical Centre and others to ride the 500km relay from Echuca to Port Fairy. The event was run over two days through Quambatook and Stawell, with a rest break near Dunkeld.
Whilst they have some serious cyclists in the group - the majority undertake the ride for healthy lifestyle and to raise awareness and funds. Shannon's Bridge are excited to be associated with this brilliant team of CRoCs.
Good Death Expo
1st-2nd December 2018