Frequently Asked Questions
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- A hospice program is designed to provide support and care to those in their last phases of life-limiting illness.
- Hospice affirms life and neither hastens nor postpones death.
- Hospice focuses on quality of life for individuals and their family, and recognizes dying as a part of the normal process of life.
Patients suffering from:
- – Cancer
- – HIV/ AIDS (CD4 count < 350)
- Referral Letter with diagnosis for Cancer, HIV/ AIDS
- I.D Book
- CD4 count < 350
According to the World Health Organisation (W.H.O) definition – “Palliative Care is an approach that improves the quality of life of a patient and their families facing problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering. The early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psycho-social and spiritual”.
It offers a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until death and to help the family cope during the patient’s illness and in their bereavement.
A) Home Care – Care within the home
The Home Care Team:
- Trained Caregiver
- Professional Nurses trained in palliative care
- Social Worker
- Spiritual Counsellor
B) Day Care – Contributes to improve the quality of life of patients and families in a group
- Interact socially
- Learn new hobbies
- Opportunity for clinical assessments
- Health Education
- Music Exercises
- Laughter Therapy
- Enjoying lunch together in a fun filled environment
C) Psycho-social and Spiritual Support
- Provides a culturally sensitive support to assist patients and families to deal with social, emotional and spiritual needs
D) Bereavement Support groups
- Aimed at supporting individuals to find their own inner resources when faced with loss, to acknowledge that grief is painful but a normal process
- Bereavement groups
- Bereavement counsellor
E) Poverty Relief
- Food hampers and nutritious products provided by sponsors are distributed to the patients when available.
F) Clinical Care
- Once a month, a volunteer medical Doctor examines some of the patients at the hospice and prescribed medication is obtained from the local pharmacy.
- Become a Hospice Volunteer
- Be a life time member
- Join the Management committee etc
- Donate Items such as Ensure, Future Life, Food Parcels and Toiletries
- Donation via Stop Orders
- Cash Donations
- Bank: First National Bank
- Account No: 50911149596
- Code: 220229
- Reference: Name and Surname
- 45 As-Safa Way
PO Box 71
Telephone: 032 533 2764
Fax: 032 533 0486
- Monday – 08:00 to 16:30
- Tuesday – 08:00 to 16:30
- Wednesday – 08:00 to 16:30
- Thursday – 08:00 to 16:30
- Friday – 08:00 to 16:00
- Saturday & Sunday – Closed