Caring for a loved one at home or visiting them in a hospital ward can upset the normal order of the family relationship or friendship. When patients come into the Hospice they have the privacy of their own room and time to consider themselves and what they wish to do. Perhaps they would like a massage from our trained therapists or some reiki; maybe just having their nails done by someone who understands just how they’re feeling. Or perhaps they want to talk about what to expect in the future – openly and honestly without their family listening.
Visiting time becomes quality time whether you choose to watch a film together, have a special meal or even the odd G&T! Hospice care is very much about living and we want our patients to make the best of every moment they have.
We’ll be there to support you through making decisions and after death we’ll be there for your loved ones too. Our specialist emotional and practical support will be available to family and friends if and when they wish to use it.
We know that it can be daunting coming to the Hospice so we’ve put together some Frequently Asked Questions and their answers for you. If you have anything else to ask please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01928 7127258.