Hospice at Home
Our Hospice at Home service provides nursing care for adults with terminal and life-limiting illnesses in their own home, in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
Depending on your needs, our qualified nurses and experienced palliative healthcare assistants offer nursing care, advice, and emotional support and can be with you for periods of 3-9 hours during the day or night. It’s like having your local hospice in the comfort of your own home.
We work with your GP, District Nurse, and other community services to ensure you receive the right care when you need it. We work flexibly because we know your needs may change quickly and we want to be there for you and your family.
What can I expect when I have hospice care at home?
Being cared for at home can be a daunting experience and not always easy for people to accept. Our staff are trained and will want to help you make the most out of the time they are with you. They’re there to help you with any nursing care you may have and to provide respite to your carer, friend or family, allowing them to get a night’s undisturbed sleep or simply have a break.
Our nurses are able to administer anticipatory drugs and are skilled and experienced in bringing together other help and support as you need it – day or night.
Prior to our staff arriving, they will ring you to introduce themselves and ensure you are expecting them. This ensures things go smoothly and they may ask for local directions or parking arrangements and anything else they may need to know to be able to support you and your family or carers.
Our staff usually expect a smoke free environment, so if you are a smoker we will need you to let us know so we can discuss how best to manage this. Our staff will also need a comfortable chair to sit on and if they are with you overnight they will need access to a light or lamp. You’re not required to provide food, but our staff will need to be able to make a drink.
All of our staff wear uniform, clean sensible shoes and will always wear an identity badge.
Nottinghamshire Hospice is a member of the National Association for Hospice at Home.