Palliative Day Care
Our Palliative Day Care Centre provides a warm and interactive environment for patients who require care during the day while their family members are at work or school. Patients are fetched on weekdays by our transport services, making Day Care easily accessible. Apart from clinical care, daily activities and therapeutic programmes such as movement, art and music therapies, are organised by our staff and volunteers. These help them remain agile and socially active and provides respite to their caregivers. Patients also take part in regular outings organised by Assisi Hospice’s volunteers or supporters. Our Palliative Day Care Centre has a Fitness Area, Dining Hall, Activity Area, Rest Area and Therapy Rooms.
FAQs for Palliative Day Care Service
- How can a patient be enrolled into Assisi Palliative Day Care?
What is the cost to attend Assisi Palliative Day Care and what does it entail?
Patients pay a nominal fee of $10 per day. This includes two-way transport, two tea breaks, lunch and the holistic care provided by the interdisciplinary team. The fee is deductible through Medisave and our medical social workers will provide assistance to those who need financial support.
What is a typical day like in Assisi Hospice Palliative Day Care?
Our Day Care is open from Monday to Thursday, 8am – 5:30pm, and Friday, 8am – 5pm.
Time Activity 8.00 am Pick up by Assisi transport 9.30 – 10.00 am Arrival at Day Care. Light snacks 10.30 am Group exercises 11.50 am Lunch 12.30 pm Rest 1.30 pm Interest group activities 2.30 pm Tea break 3.00 pm Home by Assisi transport
What activities are conducted at Assisi Palliative Day Care?
There is a wide range of activities at Day Care. All patients are reviewed by our physiotherapist and/or occupational therapist to enable us to provide customised therapeutic activities suited to their needs. Our music and art therapists as well as medical social workers offer emotional and psychosocial support for our patients and their family members. We embrace our patients’ strengths and interests through groups such as hand chimes, cooking, gardening, leather-work and Men’s Shed (woodwork). Led by the occupational and creative therapists, these interest groups empower and build a sense of identity and belonging, enhancing our patients’ quality of life.
Do you provide door-to-door transport?
Yes, door-to-door transport is provided.
Do you accept patients who are oxygen-dependent?
Yes, we are able to provide support for patients who are oxygen-dependent.
Who can I approach if an emergency happens to my loved one when he/she is not in the Day Care Centre?
A helpline is available for 24/7 access to our on-call palliative care team.