To enhance the quality life of
patients through total care
in a homely and caring
•To provide stimulation through
activities whilst focusing on individual needs and choices,
encouraging self-respect and self-esteem.
•To provide respite care for
carers and patients.
•To provide an opportunity for
patients to interact with other patients suffering from similar
•To provide psychological
support and alleviate feelings of isolation.
•To provide a friendly
atmosphere for patients to relax and enjoy the company of other patients,
staff and volunteers.
•To provide basic
medical/nursing care where appropriate to aid and improve physical well
•Home Care patients of the
Palliative Care Association through recommendation of nurse
•Patients under the care of the
Palliative Unit, Queen Elizabeth Hospital through recommendation of the
COMPLIMENTARY ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE:
•Music and dance
offered by Home Care are :-
· Managing and providing
adequate pain and symptoms control for patients at home with medications
and medical aid.
· Nurse coordinators will
receive referrals, visit the patient and family within 48 hours of
referral, assess their needs, implement a plan of care, allocate a
volunteer to suit the patient / family requirements, continue to visit
patient and are responsible to constantly evaluate the condition /
situation of the patient and family.
· Regular home visits by nurse
coordinators, volunteer doctors, nurses and lay volunteers to ensure
patients and carers are coping with the progressive illness.
· Even when the patients who are
on Home Programme is hospitalized during the course of the illness,
volunteers continue to make regular visits to them at the hospital
· Help patient and family to
resolve problems / issues pertaining to physical, psycho-social,
emotional, financial and spiritual aspects by referring to the relevant
personnel / authorities.
· Empower family members to cope
with the daily basic needs of the patient by teaching and
supervising the carers to do bathing, lifting, mouth care, wound dressing,
nail care, hair washing, etc.
· Help to arrange patients for
admission to Palliative Care Unit as and when required.
· Assess and provide medical
aids and equipment on free loan basis.
· Assist family members to
achieve quality life for the patient.
· Offer advice on issues
pertaining to death and dying.
· Bereavement follow-up visits
to offer support to family members.
FREE EQUIPTMENTS FOR LOAN
Care is the main programme thrust of the Association and is run for the
benefit of the community. Besides supporting and working
closely with the Palliative Care Unit, Queen Elizabeth
Hospital also help to provide care to patients with incurable
cancer and their families. Home Care is a support service
provided absolutely free to the home of the patient /