Palliative Care Week 2017
Palliative Care Week is running from September 3rd-9th this year. The All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) want people to understand palliative care and learn more about it. This years campaign theme which is sponsored by The HSE is – ‘Palliative Care – What have you heard?’.
There is a common misconception that palliative care is the last option for when other treatments are unsuccessful. For many, palliative care ultimately means death. At Myhomecare we are helping to support the campaign in raising awareness around Palliative Care and in the hope to better educate people on palliative care.
What is Palliative Care?
Palliative Care involves a team including pharmacists, physicians, nurses, physiotherapists etc. The aim of palliative care is to provide the best quality of life possible for people experiencing life-limiting illness through preventing and relieving suffering. Palliative care not only aids the physical needs of the patient, it also offers support to their psychological, social, spiritual and emotional needs. It lends support to the family in dealing with the patients illness or bereavement.
Who needs it?
Palliative care is available for people of any age at any stage of their illness. The types of patients of palliative care include those with serious, life-long or life-threatening illness for example those with MS, cancer, dementia and HIV etc.
Why should I understand palliative care?
It is extremely important for people to be informed and educated that there is support for people with illness. Choosing palliative care early in illness can help avoid complications and better manage a patients illness. Talking about death is never easy, but a family member or close friend might some day need or greatly benefit from palliative care so it is extremely important to understand what it entails.
Myhomecare and Palliative Care
Our Philosophy – People are happier and live longer in the comfort of their own homes. People are more comfortable surrounded by familiarity, their belongings, friends and family. At Myhomecare, we aim to provide independent living in a safe and comfortable environment. We provide services for regular home help, advanced home help or nursing care. We tailor make packages to suit the individual needs of each client.
Friday 8th September Milford Care Centre, Limerick.
Will have information stands in the Crescent Shopping Centre and Dunnes Store Shopping Centre. They are running a competition where one lucky winner will receive two Ed Sheeran tickets. For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/MilfordCareCentre/ on palliative care week.
Wednesday 13th September Advance Care Planning Event
Seamus Heaney Home Place, 10 – 2pm organised on the behalf of Regional Palliative Care Programme, ‘Palliative Care in Partnership’.
Thursday 14th September Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice
Enjoy a cup of Bewley’s coffee in support for your local hospice/home-care service of choice. 25 years running, this annual fundraiser that takes place in locations big and small all over Ireland has raised over €34,000,000. All funds raised go towards the hospice and homecare group of your choice and have life-changing impacts. Find out more: https://hospicecoffeemorning.ie/about-coffee-mornings/
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