The Assisi Hospice is a Catholic Charity providing compassionate, personalised, and quality palliative care to adults and children with life-limiting illnesses through their Home Care, Inpatient Care, and Day Care services. With 85 inpatient beds, including specialised wards for Dementia Palliative Care, a Day Care Centre, and the outreach of the Home Care team, Assisi Hospice serves 2,500 patients annually.
Inpatient Care is available for patients of all ages who need specialist care. Assisi Hospice’s patient care focuses on managing the patients’ symptoms and pain so they can be as physically comfortable as possible. Social workers and clinical pastoral care counsellors also offer a support system to help patients and their families manage their psychosocial and spiritual needs.
Home Care service provides a critical option for patients who prefer to and can be cared for at home. Assisi Hospice’s team of doctors, nurses, and social workers make home visits to care for patients and support families by helping them manage the symptoms of advanced illnesses. This includes providing training and emotional support to their caregivers. The team is contactable on the phone, 24 hours a day, to address any urgent concerns.
The Assisi Hospice Day Care Centre provides a warm and interactive environment for patients who require care during the day while their family members are at work or school. Patients are fetched on weekdays by transport services, making Day Care easily accessible. Apart from clinical care, daily activities and therapeutic programmes, such as movement, art, and music therapies, are organised by staff and volunteers. These help patients remain agile and socially active and provide respite to their caregivers. Patients also take part in regular outings organised by Assisi Hospice’s volunteers or supporters.