Our seat is in Wrocław, but we support children and their parents in the whole Lower Silesia region. We're home hospice – ill children stay at their homes. This is where they can receive help from our staff – doctors, nurses, psychologists, therapists and social workers. Home hospice for children supports children (under the age of 26) suffering from incurable and chronic diseases. They remain under professional care from few days to a dozen or so years. The hospice staff every day take care of the children's and their families' comfort. They distribute pain relievers, provide rehabilitation and ensure that medical equipment is available. Because in situations when a child gets ill, the whole family needs help, we offer complete support. This is the essence of palliative care (from Latin pallium – coat) that ensures complex support from medical, psychological and social perspective.
We accept patients in situations when:
- causal treatment or life support treatment was concluded,
- parents or custodians want to stay at home with children,
- the family decides that they are able to take care of ill children,
- see types of diseases qualifying for palliative care
Who takes care for little patients at our hospice?
How do we ensure that our patients are safe?
- Doctor and nurse are available 24 hours a day (staff on duty ready for immediate setting off to assist patients).
- Standard home visits take place at patient's home upon previous phone appointment.
- The patient's family has their own phone or uses a phone rented by the foundation to freely contact the foundation staff.
- Arrival time to the patient's home in case of emergency varies from 30 to 120 minutes, depending on the place of residence and traffic. Our home hospice operates in the whole Lower Silesia region.
- The average duration of nurse home visit is 2 hours.
- The staff have at least one briefing a day. They discuss the patients' state, difficulties in families and team, which is followed by task division and summary.