Patients thrive when the focus of their days is diverted from the clinical environment to familiar activities, which is why we encourage socialising. As an activity programme, Day Hospice gives patients the opportunity to interact; affords families and home carers some respite; and allows for special evaluation, clinical monitoring, rehabilitation and care.
The weekly Day Hospice meetings take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and see volunteers transport patients to spend the morning at Helderberg Hospice in Somerset West.
The program offers each participant:
Group and other therapy activities
Tea and eats
Additional outings, as funding allows
A check-up by home care nurses at Helderberg Hospice if required
The opportunity to address any practical concerns, such as pensions