Day therapy services
Our services are delivered by the hospice’s team of professionals who have a wide range of roles. The team includes nurses, a physiotherapist, counsellors, a complementary therapist, spiritual and religious and bereavement support workers. Together they provide planned day care designed to help patients achieve the goals they’ve identified through a range of activities, such as one-to-one support and organised support groups.
We are very fortunate to have volunteers who help us provide the extra special things that make people smile and laugh. Our volunteers are great at taking the time to sit and talk to patients, and recognising when someone wants to be alone. They make every day special and are always surprising and delighting patients.
Adding life to days
Our services are designed to help patients and their carers and families physically, emotionally and spiritually. We talk to each person to identify what is important to them and work out how best to provide the care that will meet those goals.
People are living longer with terminal illnesses so we have to be flexible and ready to adapt and change to help people live well even though they have limited time left. It is important to us that people get the most enjoyment possible out of every day they do have.
Our Day Therapy services include:
• Nursing Care – includes advice, assessment and treatment for managing symptoms. In addition, we are able to bathe people in our state of the art bathing facility if they can no longer use their own bath.
• Complementary Therapy – is very relaxing and helps people cope with their physical and emotional symptoms.
• Bereavement and Counselling Support – is there to help people adapt to their diagnosis and find a way of living with a life-limiting illness, and for people who have lost a loved one.
• Transport – provided by our four hospice minibuses and a network of volunteers who use their own cars to bring people to the hospice.
• Palliative Rehabilitation – focuses on maximising physical, psychological, social and vocational functioning to optimise patients’ quality of life.
• Support for Carers – helps carers look after themselves and access other support services when they’re caring for a loved one.
• Spiritual Support – is very often an important part of a person’s health and wellbeing. We provide support for people of all faiths or none.
• Activities – we provide a range of activities at the hospice and locally to help people address emotional issues and deal with their confusion or distress.
If you think that you or a friend or loved one may benefit from care at the hospice please speak to your nurse or GP who will contact us on your behalf.
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