Web Links

               Included at this link are the following:


Video Links

  • Motor Neurone Disease: After an introductory explanation by Dr. Frank Brennan, this program follows 4 different MND patients and highlights the differences in the presentation of the disease and the impact on family and friends.Inside MND
  • A Story About Care:
  • In this wonderful video, Naomi Feil, founder of Validation Therapy, shares a breakthrough moment of communication with Gladys Wilson, a woman who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2000 and is virtually non-verbal                  
  • A Story About Care (Copyright 2003-2008 Canadian Virtual Hospice. All Rights Reserved) 
  • ABC news (Sept 2013) on  'should palliative care happen at home.
  • Empathy - The Human Connection to Patient Care    (recommended viewing)   http://seslhnweb/News/Videos/Empathy_The%20Human_Connection_to_Patient_Care.asp
  • We focus on the importance of ‘Memories’ (imagine life without them), and ‘the Human Spirit’ (it’s about never giving up). The underlying notion is even with a diagnosis of dementia, ‘I’m still me’ and ‘my voice matters’.  The videos are now available on .
  • Memories are precious:
  • The Human Spirit:
  • This Safe Home Visiting training is as result of the collaborative efforts of Calvary Kogarah and 3 Bridges staff which can be used for training in regards to safe work practise for staff and volunteers working in the community setting. 

    • What are potential risks?
    • How to experience                                                         Safe Home visits part 2 – Good home visit:          
      • What did she do differently that reduced the risks?
      • Who is volunteer’s contact person that they inform when they visit a client and then reports when they have left the home
      • Know safe practises regarding :-
        • your egress  from the home, car keys within reach
        • who is in the home when you visit
        • pets / smoking
        • Safe word: - if staff / volunteer does not phone contact by the agreed time of their leaving the clients home, the contact person phones to check if they are OK. If the staff/volunteer needs help, Calvary Kogarah uses a “safe word” in the sentence which prompts the contact person to ask a closed question e.g.   ‘do you need help?’
      • What to do in the event of a medical emergency? Who to contact?
      • Discuss boundaries of the role for a community volunteer eg
        • The scope of tasks and responsibilities within which staff/volunteer perform in their role, so only performing agreed tasks
        • What happens when boundaries get blurred eg. ‘thinking of them as a friend rather than assigned client’ etc    (refer to boundaries article for volunteers working in Palliative Care)
        • Not giving out personal phone numbers
      • Confidentiality – what to share with staff
      • Debrief with Supervisor / Mgr / CoOrdinator


Calvary Health Care Sydney group volunteers