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.

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…

Bequests

Bequests

The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit Nelson Henderson A bequest is a gift in your will which costs you nothing now, and is a significant way of keeping your ideals and compassion alive while making a lasting contribution to the specialized care of…

Home Care

Home Care

Referral Forms All patients accepted into our home care programme must be formally referred by their doctor, hospital or clinic. Referral forms are available from the referring doctor or by email via nursing@helderberghospice.org.za. It is important that all three forms are completed. The forms are: Medical form – to be completed by the patient’s Doctor/Specialist Personal information…

Bereavement

Bereavement

Anyone who has lost a loved one knows that the intense emotions associated with grief can be overwhelming and traumatic. Our social workers together with our trained volunteer bereavement supporters, provide bereavement services and support to family members, to assist them in coping with the death and in making the necessary adjustments required in order…

Social Work

Social Work

Patients and their families who are affected by terminal illness are confronted by a number of difficulties which may include family conflict, unresolved relationships, depression, anger, and anxiety. Added to this are worries about practical issues such as financial strain, employment, future care, and care of minor children in the family.  It is important to…