Bury Hospice

Hospice at Home ' Sitting Service ' Pilot Project

Most people would prefer to be cared for at home during their last days. Our challenge is to become a " hospice without walls ", providing care where it's needed. A sitting service would give carers of terminally ill loved ones, time to re-charge batteries, + extra support in the last days of life

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It ran from 8:14 PM, 6 November 2008 to 12:19 PM, 23 October 2014

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1136843)

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Situation

The reality is that if a person wishes to die at home, the carers are on the frontline when it comes to caring for a husband, wife, partner, child, parent or friend and there will be long periods of time when those carers & family members are left to cope alone. This can lead to isolation, fear and lack of confidence, putting carers under a great deal of stress and worry, with the added problem of not even being able to leave the house without someone competent to watch over their loved one.

Solution

Carers play a vital role in a patients choice to die at home. Providing competent sitters that can take care of patients gives carers chance to re-charge their batteries so they can continue to care for their loved one making it possible for them to achieve their wish of dying at home.Sitters & Health Care Assistants would provide emotional & practical support to carers, increasing confidence, decreasing fear & isolation & empowering them to cope