Who Qualifies for Hospice

Hospice can offer its services to anyone who has been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, irrespective of their social, cultural, spiritual, financial or religious points of view or standing.

The benefits of hospice and palliative care
Research published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management found that terminally-ill patients who received hospice care lived, on average, 29 days longer than those who did not opt for hospice near the end of life.
Source: National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Hospice carers offer specialized knowledge and support at the end of life, just as obstetricians and midwives lend support and expertise at the start of life. Hospice can reduce anxiety in both the terminally-ill patient and his or her family by helping them make the most of the time remaining.

When terminally-ill patients, who are often already in a weakened physical and mental state, make the decision to receive hospice and palliative care instead of continued curative treatment, they avoid the dangers of over-treatment. In-home care from a hospice team often means the patient receives greater monitoring than he or she would in a hospital. In addition to focusing on the physical health and comfort of a patient, hospice care also focuses on the emotional needs and spiritual well-being of the terminally ill and their loved ones.

Since a hospice program offers substantial support and training for family caregivers, it also helps many patients feel less of a burden to their loved ones.

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Events


Men’s Evening with Gavin Sharples – Wednesday, 13 June

Men’s Evening with Gavin Sharples – Wednesday, 13 June

Set to take place at the cultural gem that is the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of South Africa (TBA) headquarters in Gosforth Park, Germiston, our guest speaker for the evening will be renowned international motivational keynote speaker, author and humorist, Gavin Sharples.

He has been called a maverick, crazy, intense, outspoken, creative, a nice guy, not a normal, naughty, an agitator, a disrupter, disturbing, a holy cow slayer, passionate, irreverent, and a few other words that we cannot repeat here!

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Come Whine With Me – Wednesday, 29 August

Come Whine With Me – Wednesday, 29 August

Our guest speaker this year is popular, Alberton-based Colour Therapist (and all-round ‘Life Guru’) Sonet Erasmus.

This inspiring lady has touched many lives – miss it, miss out!

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Courageous Conversations

About Courageous Conversations

Working at a hospice exposes us to every kind of human emotion and experience. What we have learnt is that we all have a story. We all experience heartbreak, heartache, uncertainty and difficult times in our lives. Courageous Conversations was borne out of this knowledge. Courageous Conversations is about talking about the 'unspeakable' issues that we are often confronted with and have no outlet to express or learn coping mechanisms for…

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