Karuna Care

Karuna offers a unique in-home and community based palliative care service to people of all ages from children to our most senior citizens.

We understand that the diagnosis of a life threatening health condition may be the most confronting experience in life.  Caring for a loved one at home when their health is deteriorating may be an unfamiliar and distressing role.

For more than 20 years Karuna has helped thousands of Queenslanders facing incurable illness to be where they want to be: with family, friends or loved ones, whilst receiving the best of care.

In a team effort, our specialist  staff work in partnership with patients and their loved ones to offer expert clinical and emotional support so that remaining at home is possible, peaceful and positive.

Karuna’s Home & Community Palliative Care is a no-fee service accessible throughout Brisbane’s Northern suburbs, Caboolture, Redcliffe and Bribie Island.

Karuna’s services include:

  • Assessment of client health and social needs
  • Home nursing care for pain and symptom management
  • After hours support
  • Liaising with the family GP and medical specialist
  • Family counselling and emotional support
  • Spiritual care
  • Carer education, training and support
  • Nursing equipment advice/supply
  • Meditation programs
  • Linkage to other community and social services
  • Palliative Care Support Volunteers provide companionship, practical assistance and respite.

A referral to Karuna’s in-home care can be arranged through a:

  • direct request from you or a family member
  • general practitioner or specialist
  • treating clinic or hospital
  • community organisation

Karuna’s clinical team will work with your medical practitioner to ensure appropriate coordination of care, then meet with you and your family in your home.  An individual care plan will be developed in consultation with you and your carer.

Bereavement support

Karuna has a reputation as a leader in bereavement support. We have a wealth of experience and expertise helping people suffering from grief and loss.

We provide:

  • psychology and counselling
  • support groups
  • memorial services
  • learning workshops
  • online information