Palliative home care is a specialized medical service for people with any advanced illness or life-limiting condition who wish to remain at home. As our home care patient, you will be assigned a case manager who is an experienced palliative care nurse and also your main point of contact to the rest of your health care team. Your case manager will visit you regularly to monitor your care and ensure that your physical and psychosocial needs are being met.
Our home care services include:
- Case management
- Pain control & symptom management
- Psycho-social-spiritual support
- Nursing procedures
- Drug supervision
- Carer empowerment & education
- Family support
- Arranging doctor and allied health support
- Bridging community resources
- Bereavement support
Benefits of Palliative Home Care
Palliative home care is suitable for patients who are in the early stages of the disease process and are undergoing curative treatments. Patients with life-limiting illnesses who seek out palliative home care early stand to benefit from it the most.
Benefits of home care include:
- Maximum convenience
Our professional staff can visit you at home so you won’t have to worry about going to your appointments
- Comfort and familiarity
You can receive quality support at home - a place that is comfortable and familiar to you.
- Comprehensive care
Receive medical, nursing, emotional and spiritual support; you won’t have to sacrifice any aspect of your care in order to stay at home.
- Close support
You can consult with your case manager for advice 7 days a week, as necessary.
- Fewer hospital stays and less unnecessary travel
Professional at-home support means less trips to the hospital for uncontrolled symptoms. It also means you won’t have to worry as much about arranging transportation for your doctor’s appointments.
- Ease of mind for you and your family
Living with a serious illness is never easy; home care helps lighten your burden so you and your family can focus on spending quality time together.
Home care doesn’t mean you have to be at home to receive our care. We are more than happy to visit patients at aged homes or hospitals. If you are an existing in-patient at the Jockey Club Home for the Hospice, you are welcome to approach one of our in-patient nurses to learn more about our home care services.
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