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.

How Helderberg Hospice Can Support You As A Caregiver To Your Family Member Suffering From a Life-limiting Illness

How Helderberg Hospice Can Support You As A Caregiver To Your Family Member Suffering From a Life-limiting Illness

As a caregiver to a family member suffering from a life-limiting illness, you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure of how to provide the best possible care. It can be a physically, emotionally, and mentally taxing experience, and it’s important to remember that it’s okay to seek help and support. Helderberg Hospice can provide a range of services to support you as a caregiver and make the caregiving experience a little easier.

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…

The Importance Of Our 24-Hour Support Centre

The Importance Of Our 24-Hour Support Centre

Helderberg Hospice are Palliative Care Specialists (Palliative Care is a holistic method of improving the quality of life of a patient, and their loved ones, who are directly affected by a life-threatening illness.) Our services are available to patients at home as well as through a specialised, short-term admission 24-Hour Support Centre. The unit offers…