Many people prefer to be in the comfort of their own home when they’re ill. But for various reasons, whether you have just come out of hospital or your condition has changed, you might not yet be able to get the care you need at home.
We provide short-term support through our Hospice at Home service. It will help you feel more comfortable, safe and confident at home before your local authority can arrange a longer-term care package.
How our short-term care can help you
Our experienced team of registered nurses, healthcare assistants and volunteers are used to caring for people in their own homes. They are not intrusive and will listen to what you want.
For up to 14 days, they can help with:
- avoiding admission to hospitals or nursing homes, if you want this, by giving you the support you need at home in times of crisis. Once we’ve received a referral, we’ll put your care in place that day, if possible
- providing personal care up to three times a day, helping with everything from bathing to making sure you take your medication and offering light snacks if you live on your own
- supporting your carers so they can go to any appointments and you can feel reassured, knowing you’re being cared for by trained professionals
- supporting you and your family emotionally during what can be a difficult time.
“The nurses work closely with doctors, social workers, complementary therapists and physiotherapists to ensure patients and their families are cared for appropriately.” A nurse at St Luke’s Hospice
Find out more about our Day Services and our Support for Families and Carers
How to access Hospice at Home Care
To receive our short-term support at home, you, or a friend or family member, will need to be registered with a GP in Brent or Harrow. You will also need a referral from a healthcare professional, GP, district nurse, clinical nurse specialist or social worker.
To find out more, or if you have any questions about our Hospice at Home service, please call 0208 382 8020.