Palliative Care Queensland

Lorraine is an 80-year-old woman with
advanced dementia. Lorraine moved into a Residential Aged Care Facility in Townsville 4
years ago due to her functional decline making it unsafe for her to live alone. She was previously cared for by her husband, but he has since passed away and the services available are not enough
for her to remain safely at home alone. Over the last 6 months, Lorraine’s function has begun to decline more noticeably. She no longer eats and drinks adequate amounts, her ability to speak and communicate has reduced and has now
started having an increasing number of falls.

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