Palliative and Hospice Care in the Home

The Palliative and Hospice Care in the Home Model aims to challenge existing models of care with a strong focus on the delivery of home-based palliative care services which meet the needs, preferences and values of the patient’s family and carer.

Hospital in Your Home will work in partnership with the patient’s current clinical and social support network (Specialist Palliative Care Service/Multidisciplinary Team (MDT)/Primary Care Physician ) to enhance quality of life and positively influence the course of a life-limiting illness while realizing the cost benefits of a community-based model of care.

This approach is consistent with our values of: Integrity, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, and Engagement.

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Palliative and Hospice Care in the Home Services

The Hospital in Your Home Palliative and Hospice Care in the Home model delivery model aligns well with the core elements of an in-home, community-based Palliative Care service developed in line with published literature. It provides a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to address the needs of patients and their families/carers.

We and our partners have a deep knowledge of community-based Palliative and Hospice Care in the Home and how to create an efficient, streamlined service that is patient-focused and delivers outcomes that exceed that of in-hospital care. The organization has a thorough understanding of the skillset required across the multidisciplinary team in conjunction with the IT resources required to deliver efficient, safe and sustainable care.

Comprehensive care is at the heart of this model. We have a team of experienced staff who have worked across Palliative Care, Acute Care and Primary Health Care. We believe in person-centered, holistic, integrated care.

Palliative and Hospice Care in the Home Services

  • Home-based and clinic care – RN, EEN, Physician
  • Support with Advanced Care Planning.
  • Early intervention to assess the needs of the patient and carer.
  • Comprehensive admission assessment using validated tools.
  • 24-hour/7 days-a-week on-call availability.
  • Support and advice to the primary caregiver.
  • Symptom and pain management.
  • Medication administration and management for symptom control and end-of-life medication.
  • Education for the patient and family/carer.
  • Skin integrity assessment and management.
  • Wound management.
  • Catheter Care.
  • Allied Health Services – including but not limited to – Dietician, Physiotherapy, and Occupational Therapy.
  • Care plans developed in partnership with the patient, family/carer, Primary Care Physician and Specialist palliative care team facilitated through a novel technology platform incorporating videoconferencing.
  • Liaison of services/care coordination.
  • Case conferencing.
  • Personal Care.
  • Pharmaceutical support.
  • Equipment hire and supply – Hospital Bed/Commode/Hoist as recommended after OT initial assessment.
  • Medication administration records are left in the home to record medications administered for break-through by family/carer, pain assessment, and educational support to use the tool.
  • Bereavement Support.