Hospice ser­vice

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang res­i­dents have the chance to use a ser­vice pro­vided by the Kil­bryde Hospice.

Care @ Home of­fers ad­di­tional sup­port to peo­ple in South La­nark­shire with a life lim­it­ing ill­ness.

This ser­vice al­lows them to re­main cared for at home whilst work­ing with other ex­ist­ing pal­lia­tive care sup­port ser­vices.

A hospice spokesman said: “We pro­vide emo­tional and psy­cho­log­i­cal sup­port to help im­prove qual­ity of life by pro­vid­ing spe­cial­ist nurse sup­port, com­ple­men­tary ther­a­pies and be­friend­ing. The nurse of­fers one to one sup­port ses­sions and is a con­nec­tion be­tween the com­mu­nity and Kil­bryde Hospice or other ser­vices.

“Com­ple­men­tary ther­a­pies can help pro­mote feel­ings of well-be­ing, re­lax­ation, re­duce anx­i­ety and stress.

“Be­frien­ders pro­vide the op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple to ex­press them­selves in a safe, com­fort­able en­vi­ron­ment. We en­able peo­ple to gain a sense of con­trol and con­fi­dence at a very dif­fi­cult time in their lives.

“Peo­ple are more at ease when you meet them in their own en­vi­ron­ment and this can al­low the Care @ Home team to get an idea of the big­ger pic­ture and how the sit­u­a­tion is af­fect­ing the whole fam­ily.”

For de­tails, ask your spe­cial­ist nurse/GP to use the new re­fer­ral forms avail­able from the hospice on 01355 202020 or by email at info@ kil­bry­de­hos­pice.org.uk.

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