What We Do.

Unique care and support for people who are living with a life-limiting diagnosis in the Geelong and wider region.

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Our Services

Anam Cara House Geelong is a not-for-profit organisation. Our home and services are available to everyone who has been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness.

We are committed to offering support to people, their families and carers who are seeking person-centred palliative and end-of-life care within the Geelong and wider region. Our services include overnight care, a bespoke day program, consultations, community outreach and equipment loan bank. Care occurs in a unique, home-like environment with best practice clinical care including support from trained palliative care volunteers.

The focus of person-centred palliative care is on the quality of life, symptom management and comfort.

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Overnight Care

Individuals with a life-limiting diagnosis are eligible for admission to Anam Cara House Geelong for assessment, symptom management and end-of-life care. We welcome anyone regardless of their geographic location.

Our care is person-centred and encompasses the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our guests. Care is provided to our guests by nurses and specialists palliative care physicians who are on site 7 days a week (including public holidays) and available on call when they are off site.

We have a spiritual care and wellbeing coordinator who works with guests and families, and access to multiple allied health disciplines. 

Our palliative care trained volunteers offer support and companionship.

Our care extends beyond the dying event, with bereavement support and an annual memorial service to honour their memory.

Referrals can be made through the referral tab on our website or contact the Access and Resource Manager at referrals@achg.org.au to discuss admission criteria.

Living Well Day Palliative Care Program

Open now — 4 days per week

Our Living Well Day Palliative Care Program offers clinical assessment, symptom monitoring and management, spiritual care, education, as well as the opportunity to enjoy a range of activities such as art, music and pet therapy, gallery and beach visits, coffee mornings and much more.

Registered nurses and specially trained volunteers are present to provide support and care.

Our program not only offers individuals the opportunity to socialise with other guests and the people of Anam Cara House Geelong, but it also allows family members and caregivers to have some valuable time to themselves.

Referrals can be made through the referral tab on our website or contact the Access and Resource Manager at referrals@achg.org.au to discuss admission criteria.

Consultations

Our specialist palliative care physicians and spiritual care and wellbeing coordinator see people in our consulting suites at Anam Cara House Geelong for assessments, symptom management, care coordination with other healthcare providers, and assistance with advanced care planning.

The goal is to enhance comfort and support guests and their families throughout their journey.

Referrals can be made through the referral tab on our website or contact the Access and Resource Manager at referrals@achg.org.au to discuss admission criteria.

Community Outreach

Our Community Outreach Nurse offers support and advice to guests/family with a life-limiting illness in their own home.

They can assist with assessment, referral and care navigation. 

We also have an Equipment Loan Bank including electric beds, shower stools, chairs for showers, wheelchairs, electric lift chairs etc. Equipment can be requested by Allied Health practitioners, where Anam Cara House Geelong will deliver directly to the person. If a request is made directly by the person or carer, our Community Outreach Nurse will visit to assess and discuss suitability for the equipment and provide education. 

Items that are no longer required are paid forward to those in need in the community through our ‘Pay It Forward Bank’ initiative.

Referrals can be made through the referral tab on our website or contact the Access and Resource Manager at referrals@achg.org.au to discuss admission criteria.

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Jeanette & Chris - The Carer's Story

Anam Cara provides support and care for all of our guests, but let's not forget how important it is to help the hard-working carers, too.

24 hours 7 days a week with her partner Chris, Jeanette was never getting a break as his full-time carer. Anam Cara ticked all the boxes. When Chris goes to Anam Cara he is almost euphoric. Jeanette turns around and walks away with her big list of things to do, she never turns around and looks back – she knows he is safe.

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What makes Anam Cara House Geelong unique?

  • Flexibility inline with the wishes of guests and their families.

  • Volunteers who add value to our service by making things more personal, playing an important role in guest comfort and support.

  • Our unique blend of services - person-centred and holistic.

  • Our unique culture of care with highly skilled, compassionate, palliative trained staff who take care to the next level.

  • Support for Family and Carers.

  • Our home-like environment.

Who we are

Anam Cara House Geelong is a not-for-profit organisation committed to providing care for people living with a life-limiting diagnosis. Support is extended to families and carers.

How you can help

Anam Cara House Geelong is reliant on volunteers, donations, business and community partnerships, and other forms support. See how you can get involved today.

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Anam Cara House Geelong is a not-for-profit organisation committed to providing care for people affected by life-limiting diagnosis. Support is extended to families and carers.​
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Proudly supported by

Howard Glover Trust

Deakin University

Brian and Jennifer O'Shannassy & Family

Lino and Marina Bisinella & Family

Frank and Shirley Costa & Family

Ian Potter Foundation

Barry & Jan Fagg

GMHBA

City of Greater Geelong

There are two key ways to donate.

TRIPLE your donation on Thursday 31st March

Set a reminder for our ‘Million Dollar Challenge Giving Day’. Every donation will be TRIPLED and go directly towards the completion of the New Anam Cara House Geelong.

Regular Donation

Donate online now to Anam Cara House Geelong’s day-to-day operations so we can continue to deliver our critical services.

There are two key ways to donate.

QUADRUPLE your donation on Tuesday 25th June

Set a reminder for our ‘Double the Care’ Giving Day and help raise $750,000 to fund the opening of 6 more palliative care bedrooms.

Regular Donation

Donate online now to Anam Cara House Geelong’s day-to-day operations so we can continue to deliver our critical services.

Thank you for supporting our not-for-profit organisation.

Donate online now to ACHG’s Annual Giving Appeal to support day-to-day operations so we can continue to deliver our critical services.

This link will open our external secure donation page in a new window. 

There are various ways to donate & support ACHG. In-person, leave a gift in your will, become a member and more!

Or maybe you’re interested in volunteering or partnering with ACHG?