Why Early Detection and Palliative Care are Vital for Men’s Health

Why Early Detection and Palliative Care are Vital for Men’s Health

When it comes to health, men often take a back seat. They are less likely to go for regular check-ups and screenings, and they tend to ignore early signs of illness. However, early detection and palliative care can make a huge difference in managing chronic or life-limiting illnesses. In this blog post, we’ll explore why early detection and palliative care are vital for men’s health.

Early Detection Saves Lives: Why Breast Screening Matters on Women’s Day 2023

Early Detection Saves Lives: Why Breast Screening Matters on Women’s Day 2023

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women worldwide, and early detection is crucial for improving outcomes and reducing mortality rates. Breast screening is a critical tool in the fight against breast cancer, as it can detect abnormalities that may indicate the presence of cancer before any symptoms develop. To celebrate Women’s Day, held on 8 March 2023, it’s essential to remind women of all ages about the importance of breast screening and encourage them to prioritize their breast health by scheduling regular mammograms and self-exams. By taking action early, we can increase the chances of successful treatment and ultimately save lives.

Protecting Human Rights: The Vital Role of Social Workers in Palliative Care

Protecting Human Rights: The Vital Role of Social Workers in Palliative Care

As someone with a life-limiting illness, you may be familiar with the term “palliative care”. Palliative care is a type of specialized medical care that aims to improve the quality of life of patients facing life-limiting illnesses by providing relief from symptoms such as pain, stress, and anxiety. Palliative care is not just about managing physical symptoms, but it also addresses psychological, social, and spiritual needs.

2023 Volunteer Appreciation Tea

2023 Volunteer Appreciation Tea

Volunteers bring diversity of thought, experience, and skills, which helps us grow and adapt to changing circumstances. Their efforts help us function smoothly, and without their contributions, many of our events and services would not be possible. It is essential to show appreciation for our volunteers’ hard work, and on 21 February 2023, we hosted 58 volunteers at our annual Volunteer Appreciation Tea. This tea allowed us to express gratitude and recognize their hard work and dedication, as well as provide a chance for them to socialize with one another and share their experiences.

Benefits of Hospice Palliative Care from Helderberg Hospice

Benefits of Hospice Palliative Care from Helderberg Hospice

Hospice palliative care is a type of medical care that focuses on the provision of holistic, inter-disciplinary treatment, including comfort and support to individuals who have been diagnosed with a life limiting illness. Hospice palliative care can be provided in a variety of settings, including hospice in-patient support centres, nursing homes, frail care centres and in patients’ own homes.

November is Men’s Health Awareness Month

November is Men’s Health Awareness Month

Men’s Health Awareness Month in November is an annual observance aimed at raising awareness of preventable health problems and encouraging early detection and treatment of disease among men. The advocacy campaign gives health care providers the opportunity to partner with companies and individuals to encourage men to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for…

A Longstanding Member Of The Helderberg Hospice Family

A Longstanding Member Of The Helderberg Hospice Family

Written by Liz Flack, Volunteer Looking back over 38 years since Helderberg Hospice started it is astonishing how it has grown and become such an important part of the Helderberg Community. In 1978 Cicely Saunders, the founder of St Christopher Hospice in UK came to Cape Town to introduce the concept of Palliative Care, pain…