Caring for Someone

Caring for someone can be a challenge both emotionally and physically. The experience can also be most rewarding.

At times carers may need extra help and support that enables them to maintain their carer role.

Carer support for people caring for someone receiving palliative care can be provided in various ways depending on individual needs. These may include and are not limited to counselling, respite, help around the home, practical advice and information about medications or equipment, afterhours support, information about financial assistance, carer support networks, and others.

Community Palliative Care Services in the Hume Region can provide information to carers or health professionals about support for people caring for someone with a life limiting illness and facilitate carer support as part of their service provision for clients registered with their service.

To find a Palliative Care Provider visit: Palliative Care Victoria or a Community Palliative Care Service in the Hume Region.


Additional supports


Caring ‘til the end – a Carer perspective

Join Calvary Health Care Bethlehem and Carers Victoria for a two-part online workshop via Zoom from the comfort of your own home.

Session 1: The carer journey

Session 2: Understanding death and dying

For dates and further details download the information flyer – Caring til the end flyer 2023


Online Bereavement Group

Calvary Health Care Bethlehem’s Online Bereavement Support group is a free 7 week online program for people who have cared for someone who died in the last 12 months. Sessions are facilitated by experienced bereavement counsellors, social workers and
pastoral carers.

For dates and further details download the information flyer – Online Bereavement Group Feb 2023 Flyer


Support for PallCarers

The Support for PallCarers program is a collaboration between Calvary Health and Aged Care services, six palliative care consortia and Carers Victoria to support carers of people with palliative conditions throughout Victoria.

For further details download the information flyer – Support for Carers Fact Sheet Jan 2023


Further information:

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement

Carer Gateway

CarerHelp website

Care Search – Patients, Carers and Families

Carers Victoria

My aged care – Caring for someone

My age care – Respite