What is palliative care?
Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-limiting illnesses, through the prevention and relief of pain and symptoms by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other physical, psychosocial and spiritual problems. Source: World Health Organisation
Our Care Services
At Assisi Hospice, our inpatient care is available for patients who need specialist care and cannot be cared for at home. Our patient care focuses on managing their symptoms and pain so they can be as physically comfortable as possible. Our social workers and clinical pastoral care counsellors also offer a support system to help patients and their families to manage their psychosocial and spiritual needs.
The Assisi Hospice Home Care service provides a critical option for patients who prefer to be cared for at home. Our team of doctors, nurses, medical social workers and clinical pastoral care counsellors work together to support families in caring for the patient at home as long as they can, by helping them manage the symptoms of advanced illnesses. Our team is also contactable on the phone, 24 hours a day, to address any urgent concerns.
Our Day Care Centre provides a safe and supportive environment for patients who require care in the day while their family members are at work or school. Daily activities and therapeutic programme, such as art therapy and movement therapy, are organised by our staff and volunteers. These provide our patients social and recreational opportunities, and respite for their caregivers. Patients also take part in regular outings organised by Assisi Hospice volunteers or supporters.