What we do

What we do

Starlight is a Non Profit Organisation to give home care to patients and families and to provide training and awareness.

Palliative care takes a holistic approach, addressing physical, psychosocial and spiritual care, including the treatment of pain and other symptoms. Palliative care is interdisciplinary in its approach and encompasses the care of the patient and their family and should be available in any location including hospital, hospice and community. 

Palliative care affirms life and regards dying as a normal process; it neither hastens nor postpones death and sets out to preserve the best possible quality of life until death. The World Health Organization definition of palliative care and palliative care for children can be found here.

In our continuous attempt to clarify the differences between palliative and hospice care; it is essential to appreciate that hospice care refers to care during person’s last months of life or less. Hospice care steps in when curative treatment is no longer an option. Hospice care team’s priority is to make the patient’s life as comfortable as possible. That includes palliative care (pain and symptom management) as the aim at this time is comfort care throughout the time that’s left.

Hospice can be defined as the program of care and can delivered at anywhere the patient is for example at patient’s home, in which case we offer support via our Hospice@Home program or can be delivered at the inpatient hospice unit.