HOSPICE CARE ASSOCIATION

OF NORTH WEST TASMANIA INC.

Supporting people living with a life limiting condition.

The Hospice Care Association of North West Tasmania Inc. is a compassionate and empathetic organisation that focuses on improving the lives of people with life-limiting illnesses. Their primary goal is to provide volunteers to assist these individuals throughout the progression of their illness, enabling them to maintain a dignified lifestyle in the environment of their choice.

The organisation is made up of a dedicated team of volunteers who provide a home-based support service to those who are experiencing the difficulties of a terminal illness. The volunteers work alongside skilled professional staff who are responsible for the medical care of the patients. Together, they provide a comprehensive care system that ensures patients and their families are fully supported throughout the entire process.

The Hospice Care Association of North West Tasmania Inc. recognises that individuals with life-limiting illnesses require more than just medical care. These patients and their families often experience emotional and psychological distress, which can be challenging to deal with alone. This is where the organisation’s volunteers come in. They provide support and companionship to patients and their families, offering comfort and reassurance during this difficult time.

The volunteers are trained to provide practical and emotional support to those in need. They are empathetic, compassionate and dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of their clients. We focus on “being with” rather “doing for” our clients. Can share conversation, do puzzles, play games, share a video, along with providing emotional support and companionship to patients and their families.

One of the key benefits of the Hospice Care Association of North West Tasmania Inc. is that their services are home-based. This means that patients can remain in the comfort of their own homes, surrounded by their loved ones, for as long as possible. The organisation’s volunteers work closely with families to ensure that their loved ones receive the best possible care in a familiar environment.

In summary, the Hospice Care Association of North West Tasmania Inc. is an organisation that is committed to providing compassionate care to those with life-limiting illnesses. Their team of volunteers work tirelessly to ensure that patients and their families are fully supported throughout the entire process. They provide a vital service that enables individuals to maintain their dignity and quality of life, even in the face of a terminal illness.

Our Mission

Our mission is to ensure that our volunteers have the right skills to support our clients maintain dignified lives in a setting of their choice, during the final stages of life.

Our Vision

Our vision is to deliver quality personalised service and support to all our clients and their carers

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Frequently Asked Questions

Hospice care is a type of healthcare designed for people who have a terminal illness and a limited life expectancy. The goal of hospice care is to provide comfort and support to patients and their families during this difficult time. Hospice care can be provided at home, in an aged care facility, or in a hospital.

Hospice care provides a range of services, including pain and symptom management, emotional and spiritual support through our ‘Walking Through Grief Program’. Hospice care also offers respite care for caregivers and bereavement support for families after the patient has passed away.

Hospice care is available to anyone with a life-limiting illness.

Hospice care is free to all clients. We are funded through the Tasmanian Government and donations.

Yes, hospice care can be provided at home. In fact, many patients prefer to receive hospice care in the comfort of their own home. Hospice care can provide quality care alongside other agencies who assist with activities of daily living.

Hospice care provides many benefits, emotional and spiritual support, and improved quality of life. Hospice care also allows clients to spend their final days with dignity and respect, surrounded by their loved ones.

Hospice care is a type of palliative care that is specifically designed for people who have a terminal illness. Palliative care focuses on managing pain and symptoms and improving quality of life for people with serious illnesses, regardless of their life expectancy.

Patients can receive hospice care for as long as they meet the eligibility criteria for hospice care, that they have a life-limiting illness.

If a patient's condition improves while receiving hospice care, they may no longer wish to receive our services, they can return at any time.

You can find hospice care services in your area by searching online, contacting your GP, community nurse or service provider, or reaching out Hospice Care NW.

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