Ensuring everyone has the choice to consider end-of-life care at home is important. Not having the right equipment for safe and comfortable care at home should not prevent that choice.

Donations to the HammondCare Foundation maintain a Discretionary Fund that helps families meet the costs of hiring the right kind of equipment when being home matters most.

Community support has helped change the lives of 40 families who needed special adjustable beds with pressure mattresses. For more than 150 families, it has ensured access to wheelchairs and pressure cushions, as well as mobile shower commodes and other bathroom equipment, to help ease the burden of caring for their loved ones at home.

When being home matters most

Last Christmas, we shared a heartfelt story about how access to special care equipment helped make Andrew’s choice to spend his last Christmas at home with family a reality.

Thanks to the generous response to the Christmas Appeal, we’ve been able to continue helping families provide safe and appropriate care for their loved ones receiving palliative care at home.

Donations to our unique ‘discretionary fund’ have made the world of difference to many families helping their loved one spend this quality time at home in familiar surroundings. 

During COVID, it has been a blessing to facilitate people coming out of hospital to spend their last month or so safely at home.

At the HammondCare Foundation, we want to keep helping those when being home matters most, but we need help.

With continued community support, more families can help make a loved one’s choice to spend their last days at home a real possibility. It’s not a choice for everyone but making that choice relies on having access to the right equipment so loved ones, carers and family are always safe and comfortable.

Please help make their chosen place for end-of-life care a safe reality. For the families of Andrew, Robert and Janet, helping make care at home possible has meant the world.

Read their stories

Andrew's Story

Andrew's Story

With the seizures under control, Andrew was able to go home and thanks to a network of palliative care team members, his wife Judy and their two children were able to share beautiful moments with Andrew who chose to die at home.

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Janet’s determination got her home

Janet’s determination got her home

At a time when COVID restrictions were impacting visits, looking after Janet at home became a real possibility, but only if it was agreed this could be done safely and comfortably.

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Sometimes simple surpasses superb

Sometimes simple surpasses superb

Equipment items played a vital role in helping maintain Rob’s independence and participation in daily routines during his last days at home.

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Thank you to all who donate to support our palliative care campaigns like the Discretionary Equipment Fund.

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If you’d like more information about other ways you can help financially support the broad range of HammondCare’s innovative and leading-edge palliative care services, please call the HammondCare Foundation on 1300 426 666 or 02 8280 8432.