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  • Hospice Slide 2

    To Assist Family/Care Giver Through This Experience And Bring Solace To Those Grieving The Death Of Loved One

  • Hospice Slide 3

    To Provide Specialist Palliative Care To People Experiencing The Impact Of Life-threatening Illness.

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Shoprite Furniture Honours Mandela

Shoprite Furniture Honours Mandela

In acknowledging Mandela Day, the Shoprite Furniture Group on Monday July 18, delivered 67 blessing blankets to Stepping Stone Hospice. Management and staff of the House & Home and OK Furniture Divisions took 67 days to make the 67 blankets.

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Brothers Support Hospice

Brothers Support Hospice

Management and staff at René Turck & Associates combined effort and skill to enable them to donate over a hundred blankets to Stepping Stone Hospice. Marc Turck (on the left) and brother Sean Turck, here with CEO Tersia Burger.

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Brick by Brick project Launched

Brick by Brick project Launched

We launched our “Help Us Build, Brick by Brick” project on Thursday July 7, a project to raise funds for our planned extension to the existing In-Patient Unit. The extension has been necessitated by the ever-increasing demand for hospice care, care that is also needed more and more amongst young people.

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Tender Loving and Care For Our Bakkie

Tender Loving and Care For Our Bakkie

A huge big thank you to Steve Peterson from Steve's Auto Tech & Diagnostics in Alrode who took our bakkie under his wing and gave it some "tender loving and care."

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Wedding Anniversary in our garden

Wedding Anniversary in our garden

Ruth Dale (76), a patient in our unit, and her husband Clive (78) celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary on Wednesday July 6, in our gardens.

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Congratulations to Beverley van Zyl

Congratulations to Beverley van Zyl

Congratulations to Beverley van Zyl, one of our volunteers, on being selected as a finalist in the Staff Volunteerism Awards for 2016 in The Old Mutual Foundation Group.

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Help us Build, Brick by Brick

Help us Build, Brick by Brick

Why do we need a hospice facility in our community? And why do we need to support this hospice, in whatever possible way we can?

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Friends fundraiser for hospice

Friends fundraiser for hospice

A group of friends, all of whom had been affected by cancer in one way or another, decided to join forces to raise funds for us. Cupcakes, arts and crafts and raffle tickets were up for sale at the Netcare Oncology Centre at the Clinton hospital on Wednesday and the ladies were delighted at the support they got.

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Women knit for hospice

Women knit for hospice

The NG Church Alberton South’s Women’s group recently joined forces with the Women’s Auxilliary Group from the Alberton Methodist Church in donating some beautiful blessing blankets to Stepping Stone Hospice.

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Adding colour to a hospice day!

Adding colour to a hospice day!

The Alberton Bernina Ladies Club recently donated the most beautiful quilts, crocheted blankets and love blankets to Stepping Stone Hospice & Care Services, all hand made by these ladies specifically for patients in the In-Patient Unit.

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2nd hand goods urgently needed

2nd hand goods urgently needed

Second hand goods as a means of fundraising has been proved very successful for Stepping Stone Hospice. Since the donation by AC Industrial Cleaning of our own bakkie, business has been growing as we are now in a position to collect donated goods.

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Why do we need a hospice facility in our community

Why do we need a hospice facility in our community

Why do we need a hospice facility in our community? And why do we need to support this hospice, in whatever possible way we can?

Since opening their doors in October 2013, Stepping Stone Hospice & Care Services in Alberton cared for 753 patients with life-limiting illnesses. Under their loving care and with the assistance of a multi-disciplinary team of doctors, sisters, caregivers, social workers and counsellors, 513 of these patients, an average of 16 per month, died a dignified and in most cases, symptom-free death.

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Driver appointed at hospice

Driver appointed at hospice

A welcome addition to our hospice family! Elias Makeleni has been appointed as our driver with his responsibilities mostly to collect 2nd hand goods donated to us.

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Oxygen Machine Donated to Hospice

Oxygen Machine Donated to Hospice

GOOD Samaritan, Kerry-Lee Pienaar (on the right), donated an oxygen machine to Stepping Stone Hospice & Care Services in Alberton, to help patients who require this device.

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A storybook wedding at Stepping Stone Hospice

A storybook wedding at Stepping Stone Hospice

It was only a six months into their relationship that Zanelle Mphikwa was diagnosed with urethral and bladder cancer. What followed was four years of fighting the disease together, moving from radiation to chemo to remission to out of remission, and now Stepping Stone Hospice.

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Save these dates

Come Whine With Me – 27 July 2016

Come Whine With Me – 27 July 2016

Please join us for an evening of fun as we celebrate women.

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"Laat ek jou so Se" - 10 August 2016

Not to be missed

Brandy and Wine Tasting plus Dinner with Jonathan of Radio Raps.
Awesome prices up for grabs.

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Annual Memorial Day – 28 August 2016

Annual Memorial Day – 28 August 2016

Please join us at Stepping Stone Hospice as we remember our loved ones

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Oppi Stoep Met Ruby Tuesday – 24 September 2016

Oppi Stoep Met Ruby Tuesday – 24 September 2016

Tribute to the Beatles

An event not to be missed

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Donkey Derby – 28 October 2016

Information Coming Soon

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947 Cycle Challenge – 20 November 2016

947 Cycle Challenge – 20 November 2016

We are at it again! Registration has now opened for the 2016 947 Cycle Challenge, scheduled to take place on Sunday, 20 November 2016 and a 20th year event! We will again enter a Stepping Stone Hospice team with every intent to better the already excellent results of last year’s race. .

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What is a Hospice

Hospice is not a place but a ‘philosophy of care’ for people facing a life-limiting illness. It addresses a patient’s physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs, and also helps support those who love them.

A common misconception about hospice is that it is ‘a last resort’ and that a person must be bedridden or unable to communicate in order to receive help.

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Our Services

Home Based Care

Home Based Care

Our palliative trained nursing sisters visit patients in their own homes. The nursing sister co-ordinates the care and liaises with other hospice team members such as the doctor, social worker, community care workers, volunteer caregivers and other professionals who may be involved in treating the patient.

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In Patient Unit (IPU)

In Patient Unit (IPU)

Most people choose to receive hospice care in their homes; however, when a symptom such as pain cannot be managed in the home, patients can choose to receive care in our inpatient hospice unit.

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Home Based Nursing

Home Based Nursing

We place trained care-workers in the patient’s home to care for the patient’s needs. The care, according to the patient’s need, can be from one day a week to up to 24 hour nursing, alternating between two care-workers.

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Bereavement Counselling

Bereavement Counselling

Grief is personal and won’t ever be experienced by two individuals in exactly the same way. That person alone knows the depth of their grief and they need to listen to their own inner coping strategies. There are some people who get stuck at a certain point in their grieving journey

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AGM Notice

Notice is hereby given of Stepping Stone Hospice & Care Service’s Annual General Meeting, to be held on Thursday July 21, 2016 at 18:00 in the AMCARE Conference Centre, 15 Heidelberg Rd, cnr Ascot Rd, New Market Park, Alberton. Any member of the public is welcome to attend. Agenda to be published.