at the Inpatient Unit of
Caring with a smile ...
We accommodate patients temporarily and provide Hospice and palliative care through our 40-bed inpatient unit.
This is a last resort which only applies to a patient, if the patient's care cannot be adequately maintained and secured by the training of his/her family members or by the assistance of the family through our mobile home-nursing-teams or by the Drop-in / Day-Care-Centre.
This option still gives room to train family members on their patient in our centre.
Our inpatient unit has now nine wards, including a paediatric ward, a mother-and-child ward and a high care ward.
Our inpatient unit includes a paediatric ward
The inpatient unit is used
a patient is discharged from hospital, but the family cannot care for their
relative at home.
We will make sure that the patients will take their medication and get all the other treatment, occupational therapy and exercises necessary to help them to recuperate.
In these cases we invite a relative to come in with the patient and train him or her on his own relative as a kind of in-service-training.
These family members usually just need a few days to get used to the care of their relative and can take him or her home afterwards.
Their home based care will then be supervised and supported by our mobile home nursing teams.
for terminal patients approaching death.
Hospice Care is palliative care where cure is not possible.
It is essentially holistic care aiming at the patient as an individual with a body, mind and soul and comprises therefore an effective pain control, maintaining adequate nutrition, prevention of bed rest complications, lots and lots of tender loving care, counselling, occupational therapy, social care and pastoral care.
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