Thinking about how you want to be cared for is difficult and can be upsetting to discuss with your loved ones.
When you plan ahead and share what is important to you, and how you would like to be cared for, your loved ones will find comfort in knowing that they are carrying out your requests. It will also help you to stay in control, as your condition progresses.
Hospice at Home brings expertise from Longfield into your home. You might feel much happier surrounded by the people and things you love rather than being on a busy hospital ward.
Our Hospice at Home health care assistants and nurses aim to give you that choice by working with other healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive care for you and your family. Your GP and the District Nurse will remain as your key contacts, and they, along with other health and social care professionals, will work together to help in carrying out your care plan.
We provide care based on your needs, which may include frequent visits during the day from one or two of our team and care overnight, if you need it. We aim to support the management of symptoms such as pain, breathlessness and nausea, and to give your family support. They may also benefit from the chance to have a rest, take a break or spend some relaxed time with you. Our team of skilled and experienced health care assistants and registered nurses operate 365 days of the year for short-term care for patients at the end of their life.
Please note that for Hospice at Home services, all referrals need to be made by a healthcare professional, such as a district nurse, GP, consultant or clinical nurse specialist.