In India, at any given point of time, there are 3 million patients living with advanced stage of Cancer and an equal number with other incurable illness. There are sizable populations of patients with HIV/AIDS and the geriatric population is increasing every year and all of them are in dire need of hospice care service. There are one hundred and thirty eight hospice organisations in India spread over in 16 states, whereas, 19 states have no Palliative Care / Hospice Care provisions.
Though Hospice Care was introduced in India nearly two decades ago, it is still its infancy stage with less than 1% of patients having access to Hospice service. Hospice implies philosophy of care. The Hospice service accepts death as one of the important stages of life. The goal of Hospice is to help patients live their last days, full of peace and free of pain.
The 25 bedded Hospice Care Centre in Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre. The premise is now ready for the service. The centre consists of common prayer hall, garden and facility for indoor and outdoor games etc.,
The centre provides care to patients suffering from life threatening ailments, such as cancer, renal failure, AIDS, Alzheimer etc., and also helps patients whose life span would be less than six months to lead their last phase of life with comfort, dignity and also without being a burden to others.
- Physician Oncologists
- Spiritual representatives & Volunteers
- Para Medical Staff
- Pain and symptom management
- Emotional and spiritual support
- Comprehensive bereavement program
- Home visits and training
Hospice Care and You
At our Hospice Care, we believe that every moment matters. We believe in compassionate care. We believe in dignity and respect for each patient we serve. If you think your loved one or your known person may need such kind of support, (Hospice Care) please don't wait. Consult us to learn more about how Hospice, that provides the care, compassion and support to the individuals and families.
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