Hospice Care

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About Hospices
A hospice is more than just four walls and a roof, a hospice is an ethos, a way of caring for people when they need it the most. Hospices seek to add value to the lives of those with terminal illnesses and the elderly, to enable them to live as long and as fully as they can.
Hospice Links - St Wilfrid's Hospice Chichester
Highland Hospice - Links
St Barnabas House Hospice  Information for carers
St Margaret's Somerset Hospice  Patient Care  Useful Website Links

Hospice Care - "When cure is no longer possible, care is..."

With an ageing population and an increasing load on an already over-worked national health service, care for the elderly is a growing concern in the UK. Below are just some of the problems that many individuals and families are now facing.

  • social services care for the elderly

  • free home care for the elderly

  • paying for residential care for the elderly

  • nhs care for the elderly

  • free personal care for the elderly

  • health care for the elderly

For more information on George Thomas Hospice Care visit their website.

 

"I am come to calm your fears: I am come to console you in the absence of bright days, and to reassure you of their return.”"When cure is no longer possible, care is..."

Care for the Elderly ...

 

There is a common misbelief that a hospice is where everyone goes to die. That is not true. The average stay in a hospice is twelve to fourteen days, after which many patients return home.

 

NAHF What Is A Hospice

The hospice is not just a place where people come to die. Many go back home again; many carers are glad of the respite to re-charge their batteries and re-kindle their commitment to those they love. see Funding Care for the Elderly