Palliative Home Care

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Palliative Care Coordinators and the Home Care Team

The Coordinators meet with people at home, in hospital or at Regina Wascana Grace Hospice. They assess needs, explain the services of the palliative care team, and make a plan of care with the client. Coordinators make changes to the service with the client and family members according to changing needs.

The home care team includes: palliative coordinators, palliative nurses, palliative home health aides, social workers, music therapist, occupational therapists, chaplains and volunteers. They provide management of pain and symptoms, ongoing assessment, personal care, a contact between client and doctor, and support to clients and families in their own home.

The home care nursing service is available on a 24-hour basis and the nurse is available to pronounce death when death occurs at home. Home health aides give personal care and support to the client, respite to care providers, and assist in homemaking and meal preparation.

Related Information:

Palliative Care Nutrition Resource Guide (24 pages)

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