What are Holistic support services?
Our Holistic Support Services form a vital part of our outreach team. Through working extensively with the specialist team our Holistic support assistants have built, learned, and developed an incredible range of skills and abilities all designed to help patients live well and improve quality of life whilst at home. Depending on availability and capacity this can be done at the home of the patient. Ideally should be only for those unable to come to the hospice or those that are too unwell to attend hospice services. Services may include gentle/basic therapeutic touch, relaxation, supporting patients access virtual ORS, basic breathlessness/anxiety mgt techniques and use of virtual reality.
This is an 8-week individualised therapeutic programme and importantly the service is a way of supporting patient’s confidence to be able to access other services by making connections virtually through our Outreach Virtual programme – if patients have the means to do so. The holistic support services is not for the provision of any personal caring responsibilities and is not suitable for complex cases e.g. Delirium and complex mental health needs.