HOW DOES CARE AT HOME WORK?
Once you have been referred to us by your GP or healthcare professional, we’ll invite you to the hospice or meet you at home to talk about the kind of care that will help you most. This could be any or all of the following:
Our nurses, doctors and therapists work with you, and the people who are already treating you, to find support, treatments or medicines that can help you live fully. We will keep in touch in a way that suits you to make sure your symptoms are being managed properly, and offer advice to other doctors and nurses who are helping you.
We have also put together some useful advice on how you, or a loved one, can help to manage common symptoms.
Our therapies team will talk with you about what matters most; this could be anything from keeping your strength up so you can spend time with children or grandchildren, to help with making a cup of tea, or even talking through what death could look like at home.
We’ll then work with you to come up with ways to help you achieve you what you want from day to day and this could involve personalised exercise plans, new equipment or reviewing the activities you do each day.
We can also help your relatives and friends understand how your condition might affect you, and help them be there for you.
Meet our Hospice Teams
Our expert teams specialise in different types of palliative care to make sure we can tailor our support to what you need most. Here is some information about the different staff you might meet. Meet our Hospice Teams.