Caters to patients who are diagnosed with life-limiting illness but are stable and slowly deteriorating. Patients go to day hospice in the day and return by evening. Meals and transport are provided for a small fee. Frequency depends on preference and needs.
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Local Palliative Care Services
This section provides an overview of the various palliative care services provided by the different institutions across Singapore. Please refer to the respective websites by the relevant service providers for the most updated information.
Caters to patients diagnosed with life-limiting illnesses and have caregivers at home. Home visits are conducted by doctors, nurses, counsellors/medical social workers and therapists. Frequency of visits depends on clinical needs. Caregiving is done by patient’s caregivers, not the home hospice team.
Caters to patients with life-limiting illnesses, with prognosis of less than 3 months. When care at home becomes difficult, option of inpatient hospice can be considered.
Comprises of multi-disciplinary teams of doctors, nurses, medical social workers and therapists in the hospital providing palliative care.
Caters to patients with life-limiting illnesses, who require a period of hospitalization for subacute treatment (e.g. complex wound care or symptom control).
Caregiver support/counselling providers
Caring for a sick loved one can be challenging and emotionally draining. Listed are some of the community resources that may be useful for caregivers:
- Locate Services. Singapore Hospice Council. https://singaporehospice.org.sg/services/. Accessed June 28, 2017.
- Caregivers. National Council of Social Service. https://www.ncss.gov.sg/GatewayPages/Social-Services/Caregivers. Accessed June 29, 2017.