There is a very wide range of emotions associated with the stressful experience of looking after someone with a terminal illness. These can include grief, regret, anger, stress, fear and hope – and often all of these within a short time period. If you’re caring for a love one, you need to ensure you’re preserving your own emotional welling being, as well as the physical and emotional needs of your charge.
As well as the primary caregiver, close family and friend will also benefit from grief and bereavement counselling to cope with their loved one’s illness. Terminal illness counselling assists with understanding the illness and preparing themselves for the passing away. In addition to providing emotional support, this service helps with practical planning and organisation.
Australians now have access to significant financial assistance when seeking psychological treatment through the Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative. This government scheme offers those in need affordable care via registered psychologists.
To access the Medicare Rebate, you need your GP, psychiatrist or paediatrician to complete a detailed mental health assessment and prepare a Mental Health Treatment Plan before referring you to a psychologist.
You may be eligible to receive Medicare rebates immediately into your bank account when paying for your session by cash, credit card, EFTPOS or cheque at all Life Resolutions® locations.
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