A team of qualified nurses and experienced health care assistants offer nursing and emotional support for patients in their own homes. Overnight stays offer carers the chance to have a good night’s sleep, while a few hours during the day gives carers a break to go shopping or have time for themselves.
The Hospice at Home team are all trained and experienced in caring for people who have palliative care needs. All our care is delivered in accordance with the District Nursing care plan, and we work closely with the patient’s Primary Health Care team.
The nurses came every night for six nights until mum died and it made a massive difference. You could talk to them really easily and we treated them as part of the family. They were second to none, just brilliant. It’s the kindest way to have someone come and help you.
Hospice at Home is available 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. A nurse visit will last between 3 and 9 hours depending on your needs. Most of our care is at night, from 10pm to 7am, giving carers the much needed rest to support their loved ones during the day.
Treetops nurses offer both nursing and emotional support to patients and their families. We give families the opportunity to be as involved as they wish in caring for their loved one, whilst recognising and promoting both privacy and dignity at this very difficult time.
The nurses became very special to us. They very quickly became family which was lovely in our time of utter need, knowing the inevitable outcome in the near future. We opened our arms to their support. The most memorable moment was the night Dad died. The nurse who was with us at that time was full of compassion, warmth and understanding. We couldn’t have wished for a lovelier person to be with us as he passed away.
How it works
All services are provided free of charge, and are not means-tested. Phone or email the Hospice at Home office on 0115 949 6940 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We will discuss your eligibility and needs with you and, if appropriate, we will arrange your first visit as soon as is mutually possible.
Treetops is a registered charity and we need to raise over £4.3 million each year to continue our vital work – about £12,000 each day. We raise 70% of this through voluntary donations, our shops, fundraising events and lottery memberships. To make a donation to the hospice, please click here.