Hospice at Home
What does the service offer?
Hospice at Home is open to patients in our local community who are within their last 12 months of life, and wish to be cared for in the comfort of their own surroundings, with loved ones by their side. We also offer respite care to allow carers a much-needed break.
Who can access the Hospice at Home service?
Anyone over 18 years of age with a life limiting illness who is deemed to be in the last 12 months of life.
Who do the team work with?
We work with other members of the primary care team, MDT including clinical nurse specialists, district nurses, community matrons, GPs, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, other services within Blythe House, continuing healthcare, dementia support workers, volunteers service, local hospitals, rapid response team.
Blythe House staff will follow the district nurse’s care plans to ensure both safety and continuity of care.
How does the service operate?
Our team of experienced health care assistants provide day-time and overnight (10pm to 7am) sits to offer the chance for carers to have a night’s sleep or to shop, undertake essential tasks, or just to relax.
We provide care for people in their own homes 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Days and nights, in the High Peak and Dales and North Derbyshire.
How much does the service cost?
The service is free to patients.
How often will we visit and for how long?
Varies from person to person depending on their needs.
Will you need to provide anything?
Just a willingness to welcome the carers into your home.
How the service has made a difference?
We have provided over 63,000 hours of care since the service began and have helped hundreds of people to die in the comfort of their own homes.
Since April 2020, our Hospice at Home team has been working in partnership with Helen’s Trust to bring home care to more patients across the High Peak, Derbyshire Dales and North East Derbyshire.