Mount Gambier In Home Hospice Care aims to comfort, not to cure; and provides compassionate, practical care for people with a life-limiting illness. We offer support to patients, families and carers in their journey of palliative care, and in approaching death and dealing with grief and loss.
Mount Gambier In Home Hospice Care is about helping people make the most of every moment as their lives draw to a close. We are a free service providing people who are dealing with a life-limiting illness the option of compassionate, personalised care and support in their home environment. Overnight, extended daytime and weekend care will be considered, depending upon circumstances and resources.
Realising many terminally-ill people die in hospitals for social reasons and not medical, our in-home care service aims to fill the gaps in existing palliative care services with our hospice staff and volunteers trained to:
- Help clients to live well in their home by providing holistic care that addresses their individual, physical, emotional, social, cultural, or spiritual needs.
- Provide practical, non-medical care and support.
- Assist and support the needs of family, carers and friends throughout the illness, death and bereavement.
- Work collaboratively with local medical and health services, including the Country Connect Palliative Care unit and identified support services.
- Treat people of all ages with respect, dignity, compassion and understanding.
- Ensure equal access of Hospice care to those in need.
- Recognise and respect cultural and religious beliefs in relation to death, dying and bereavement.
Referrals to Mount Gambier In Home Hospice Care can be made by General Practitioners, local hospital clinicians, Country Health Connect Palliative Care unit, specialists, allied health professionals or by the patient, their family members or friends.