What You Need to Know About Mary Ann and End of Life Care
Introduction to End of Life Care
What is end of life care? Perhaps you or someone you know has recently been told that you will need end of life care.
So what does it mean? Put simply, end of life care is the care of those who have an incurable illness. You can access end of life care at any point from the date of your diagnosis.
Mary Ann Evans Hospice offers care to those with an end of life diagnosis in the North Warwickshire area.
We also offer respite for carers, bereavement support and counselling for family and friends as well as a lymphoedema clinic.
Our main focus however is on the day to day wellbeing of people who have been given an end of life diagnosis.
Benefits of Hospice Care
You may think that hospices are just places where people come to die. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Mary Ann is a vibrant and amazing place. It is full of warmth, joy and laughter. Everybody is welcome here. Which is a great reason to choose hospice care.
While hospitals do an amazing job of making us well and being there for us in the most difficult of times, the Hospice movement is focused on making sure that patients experience a good death. This is not something that hospitals can guarantee. Which is why Hospices’ have dedicated professionals that focus on end of life care.
What Care is Right for Me?
You have already overcome the biggest hurdle by choosing to access Hospice care. So which care is most beneficial to you? The answer is in how and where you wish to have care.
Our day services offer both face to face groups and a virtual programme over Zoom. It depends on where you would feel most comfortable. We offer Zoom training, if you would like to try the virtual programme but don’t have much experience with Zoom.
The community services team focuses on care in the community.
This means the care is focused primarily in your own home. They offer varying levels of care and will build a care package with you to fulfill all of yours and your family’s needs.
The Bereavement and Family Support Team, will also offer guidance on pre and post bereavement for you and those important to you.
This service is also open to anyone who might be struggling with a bereavement. It doesn’t matter if you or your loved one has accessed Hospice services or not.
Why Mary Ann?
Mary Ann has a dedicated staff just waiting to make sure you receive the right care just for you.
Don’t let us be the ones to tell you. Here is some of the feedback we have received recently:
“Staff were very caring and supportive and did everything they could to grant my mum’s dying wishes and supported the family 100%.” – Review of Hospice at Home, Community Services
“They could not do enough for wife could not fault them at all.” – Review of Hospice at Home, Community Services
“Ali the Therapist is absolutely wonderful. She gives individual attention and caters for specific needs. As a carer it is a real treat to spend time at the carers cafe and having a complementary treatment from Ali has been a bonus.” – Review of Complementary Therapy, Day Services
This is one of the hardest parts of your life. It is understandable that you may be overwhelmed emotionally. Mary Ann Evans Hospice are here to support you and get you the care that you need and deserve. If you have questions or would like to speak to someone about the care that we offer please call the Hospice on 02476 865440.
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