Care at home

As the majority of people prefer to be cared for in the comfort and dignity of their own homes, Farleigh Hospice provides a range of services in the home environment. After referral an initial assessment often takes place at home to establish the patient’s needs and which services are appropriate.

Specialist nurse visits - We have a team of Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) who provide  support and advice to patients, their relatives and, carers.  They liaise with any other professionals involved with your care and facilitate referrals to other services as needed.  They can provide advice on symptoms and how any treatments may affect you and give emotional support.

‘Hospice at Home’ nurse visits – We also have a team of ‘Hospice at Home’ nurses who offer more general nursing care.

Medical vists – Our doctors are experienced in palliative medicine and can visit you at home to help with more complex symptoms.  They will liaise with your own GP and other doctors involved in your care.

Occupational Therapy visits - An occupational therapist uses specific activities and equipment to limit the effects of disability and promote independence in all aspects of day-to-day life.

Physiotherapy visits - Physiotherapists deal with human function and movement to help people to achieve their full physical potential. They use physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore wellbeing.

Complementary visits - Home visits are for patients and carers who are unable to attend appointments at our Chelmsford or Maldon sites. All treatments at home can be tailored to meet your individual needs.

Social Work - Our social workers can talk to you and your family about any fears or worries that you might have.  They can work with your family to help them understand your illness and we also have a Welfare and Benefits advisor who can give advice on any financial issues that might be troubling you.

Spiritual Care - We have a team of chaplains who can help with any spiritual issues.  This service is for people of all religious beliefs as well as those with none.  They are simply someone to talk to about spiritual issues, in whatever form this might take.

 

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