Palliative Care

Palliative Care


What is palliative care at home?

Alma-Ata declaration 1978 states that all people, everywhere, deserve the right care, right in their community. This is the fundamental pillar of primary health care.

What is Universal Health Coverage (UHC)?

Under Health for All initiative World Health Organization (WHO) advocates for Universal Health Coverage. “UHC means that all individuals and communities receive the health services they need without suffering financial hardship. It includes the spectrum of essential, quality health services, from health promotion to prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliative care.” WHO

The main aim of palliative care in the community is to improve the quality of life for patients. As Starlight Palliative and Hospice Care Movement, we believe that receiving care at the familiar place of residence for the patient is reassuring, convenient, comforting and minimise stress. We are committed in bringing palliative care to you via our ‘HELP ON WHEELS’ program.

Palliative care services available to come to your home are as follows:

  •  Medical review, including monitoring for common cancer related symptoms such as pain, nausea, vomiting and emotional distress
  •  Prescribing medications to ease these symptoms
  •   Medical applications such as wound dressings are checked and changed as needed
  •  We offer physical therapy and rehabilitative exercises whenever appropriate
  •  In addition to attending to physical needs, we also provide emotional and spiritual support, reviving HOPE for tomorrow.
  •  During home visits, we are able to provide social interaction
  •  Providing guidance on navigating the health care system and understanding individual healthcare needs
  • With honesty, sensitivity and truth, we answer patient/ family concerns or difficult questions

What are the benefits of receiving palliative care in your home?

  • Patient centered care-we come and deliver tailor-made home-based care when time suits you and your circumstance.
  • Receive medical, emotional and spiritual support from our capable and experienced team.
  • Avoid additional hospital stays, travel and medical expenses.
  • Remain as comfortable as possible in your own familiar environment.

If you would like more information about our palliative care at-home services, please get in touch with us.