Anam Cara Geelong is a community service committed to providing care for people affected by life limiting illness. Anam Cara Geelong offers support to people of all ages and denominations who are seeking hospice care within the Geelong and district communities, by providing access to day respite, short term respite accommodation and end of life palliative care.
To provide excellence in short term palliative respite care within a homelike environment
To provide qualified staff and trained volunteers who will combine their knowledge and experience to provide holistic person-centred care outside a clinical environment
To provide access to support, information, counseling, complementary therapies and bereavement care
To provide opportunities for education and training of volunteers, health professionals and the community regarding the primacy of holistic end-of-life care
To provide low cost ‘Bed and Breakfast’ style accommodation to people who need close proximity to hospitals or to loved ones within Anam Cara Geelong
To develop strategies to ensure the ongoing financial viability of Anam Cara Geelong
To develop and maintain communication with supporters of Anam Cara Geelong and the wider community