With the support of our community, to provide people who are facing end of life, together with their families and carers, the option of practical, holistic care in the comfort of their home environment.
Our mission is to establish a community In Home Hospice palliative care service for people who are dying.
To build a compassionate Mount Gambier community service that operates as part of a broader public health approach in supporting people at end of life, as well as their families and carers, and where citizens are encouraged to engage and become more informed about death, dying and care in an aim to adapt their practices and behaviour to actively support those at end of life.
Our hospice care in the Home is about helping people make the most of every moment as their lives draw to a close. It is about keeping people at home, if they don't want to be, and don't need to be, in busy hospitals. We aim to provide people with a life-limiting diagnosis who would prefer to die at home, a better chance of doing so by supporting them and their families and friends during these difficult times.
We strive to make a difference by:
- Working alongside service providers to support people at end of life and their family and carers, through the experience of illness, dying and bereavement.
- Offering assistance 7 days a week through a supportive network that includes specifically trained volunteers.
- Providing a respectful, compassionate service that guides, but does not take over.
- Enriching the quality of living and dying through personalised, home-based care.
- Helping people with a life-limiting illness to retain as much independence, dignity and comfort as possible.
- Providing holistic care that addresses physical, emotional, social, cultural or spiritual needs.
- Taking time to get to know what the client and their family need to help them live, die and grieve well.