Kilbryde Hospice encourage individuals with life limiting circumstances to make use of group drop-in service

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Kilbryde Hospice not too long ago celebrated the fifth anniversary of its inpatient unit – a protected haven offering distinctive passionate care and emotional assist for South Lanarkshire locals nearing the tip of their lives.

Nevertheless, what many individuals within the space could not know, is that the East Kilbride-based palliative care centre additionally prides itself on its outpatient division which presents a complete host of Day Companies for sufferers dwelling with life limiting circumstances.

Kilbryde workers reside by the motto that they ‘add life to days moderately than days to life’, providing sufferers empowerment and enablement throughout their darkest days.

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Kilbryde’s Day Companies group is open to sufferers dwelling with essentially the most life limiting circumstances corresponding to most cancers, Parkinson’s Illness, A number of Sclerosis (MS), Motor Neurone Illness (MND), coronary heart failure and Persistent Obstructive Pulmonary Illness (COPD).

The group takes place on the identical day each week (both a Wednesday or a Thursday) and runs for 10-12 weeks.

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Registered nurse Mairi-Louise Holdsworth defined: “Kilbryde Hospice, at the beginning, serves all of South Lanarkshire, not simply East Kilbride.

“However what we’ve discovered is that our Day Service just isn’t being utilised as a lot because it could possibly be, partly due to some misconceptions concerning the hospice. Individuals assume that it’s just for East Kilbride and that it’s just for most cancers sufferers, when the truth is we take care of many extra circumstances.

“We now have a 12-room inpatient unit and an outpatient division which covers many providers, all based mostly throughout the hospice constructing.

“The programme for every group is constructed across the wants of the people attending, so every group is barely completely different, and we purpose to assist the sufferers to reside in addition to doable with their situation.

“A few of our periods cowl methods to handle completely different signs, for instance ache, poor mobility and fatigue, and a few are extra geared in the direction of dialog, psychological stimulation and social exercise.”

CLAN (Compassionate Lanarkshire), Carer’s Assist, Music Remedy, Complementary Therapies, Social Prescribing, Non secular Care and Bereavement assist are all providers that weren’t so simply accessible all through the Covid pandemic, however have now been reinstated and up to date on the hospice.

A typical day runs from 10.30am until 2.30pm with a one hour break for lunch which is cooked onsite by a hospice chef and is staffed by two registered nurses, two medical assist staff and a lot of volunteers.

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Mairi-Louise added: “Many of the different providers have a job to play in Day Companies – a session on fatigue could also be delivered by a complementary therapist, or a session on shortness of breath could also be lined by our music therapist. And most afternoons we’ve got a go to from one among our volunteers with their remedy canine – a extremely popular a part of the day for all.

“We encourage individuals to be as unbiased as they presumably might be, together with attending to the hospice. Nevertheless, we do recognise that there are limits for some individuals. Those that can not get right here by some other means, could also be eligible for hospice transport. There’s, after all, no cost for any of our providers.”

Kilbryde’s CLAN service (previously Care at Dwelling) is often geared toward offering assist for sufferers who’re housebound and wish care in their very own dwelling. That assist may come within the type of complementary therapies, assist from Kilbryde’s religious care crew, or a befriender. Nevertheless, CLAN now additionally has a give attention to encouraging and enabling individuals to regain their entry to the group.

Carer’s assist might be requested by anybody caring for an individual dwelling with a life limiting situation. The assist may take the type of phone calls or a ‘Carer’s Cuppa’, which is a drop-in service within the hospice on the primary Tuesday of the month from 2-3pm.

The ‘Carer’s Course’, runs for eight weeks, three or 4 occasions per yr and covers many features of caring, together with finance, gear and end-of-life care.

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Music Remedy might be useful for emotional assist, voice strengthening and mobility points (in individuals with Parkinson’s Illness) and shortness of breath. Kilbryde’s music therapist additionally options every day within the Day Companies teams with a ‘Inventive Remedy Burst’ masking varied issues from music to seated train and pottery.

The Social Prescribing Service is comparatively new and informs individuals of what providers can be found of their space and the right way to entry them. This could possibly be something from native church teams to sporting recollections and strolling soccer.

Non secular Care is on the market for individuals struggling emotionally and is there for everybody, no matter whether or not or not they’ve a particular religion.

Bereavement assist, within the type of Kilbryde’s ‘Bereavement Cuppa’ is on the market to anybody who has suffered a bereavement. This service takes place on the primary Thursday of the month from 2–3pm and is on a drop-in foundation.

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Group drop-in providers additionally run each within the hospice and in the neighborhood to make individuals conscious of the hospice outpatient providers and the right way to entry them.

Hospice drop-in are from Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm, and the group drop-in runs each Monday in October from 9.30am until 3.30pm at Hunter Home Espresso Store on Maxwellton Highway, Calderwood.

They provide assist for anybody dwelling with a life limiting situation or caring for somebody with a life limiting situation.

Self-referrals will also be made on the hospice reception on McGuinness Means, behind Hairmyres Hospital, East Kilbride or by means of the hospice’s triage line at 01355 202020.

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