When An Illness Gets The Best Of You Or Your Loved Ones, Comfort Care Is At The Top Of The List
When people are sick, what do they do? Typically, people would want to stay in bed and rest. They would desire comfort. Comfort is what patients with life-limiting illnesses such as cancer, dementia and other chronic diseases desire the most. They go through pain, mentally and physically. Caring for people like these will take a toll on the caregiver’s long-term health, although there are gifted and utterly patient caregivers from family members. So much so, they dedicate their lives caring for loved ones, until the end. But most people often will look for help. As such, palliative care is the most common support that caregivers look upon. Most palliative care takes place in hospices, and ASSISI Hospice of Singapore is no different.
Treatment For Comfort
When caring for the ill, most people would assume it is a case of attending to their medicine schedules, feeding and assisting minimally. This is a general case for patients with a bright hope for recovery. But for patients suffering from chronic diseases and life-limiting illnesses require a different kind of care. They would need palliative care that helps to improve the quality of life of patients and their family members. When a family grapples with life-limiting illnesses, everyday life revolves around the patient. It is taxing and will create more problems if not identified early. Palliative care is a treatment for the comfort of the patient. It works through prevention and pain relief as well as other physical, psychosocial and spiritual problems.
Caring For All
ASSISI Hospice is the only hospice services available in Singapore. It was established way back in 1969. Patients diagnosed with life-limiting illnesses are often referred to hospices services to improve their quality of life, regardless of their condition. ASSISI Hospice offers palliative care for these patients. To date, they offer in-patient care for patients needing specialist attention around the clock. ASSISI Hospice also provides home care services for patients who prefer and can be cared for at home. A team of doctors, nurses, medical social workers, as well as clinical pastoral care, will visit them as and when needed. Another service is called Day Care. Family members can opt to have their loved ones participate in recreational activities at ASSISI Hospice while they have to be at work or school. ASSISI Hospice is a charity body and operates through public contribution.
The Compassionate People
Charity begins from home, as the saying goes. Collectively, 3E Accounting is full of compassionate people that believe charity is good for the soul. Thus, in the light of assisting ASSISI Hospice to continue its services, 3E Accounting contributes to ensuring patients needing palliative care get access to meet their needs. Improved quality of life is the ultimate aim for anyone with any illness. As such, 3E Accounting desires that even the very sick can continue to enjoy living despite their physical condition.