What we do
-Control symptoms associated with hard to cure illness - We provide psychosocial care/counselling care for patients and family -We provide spiritual support for patients facing health related suffering based on their faith -We provide bereavement support and care of persons facing complicated grief.
What is Palliative Care ?
Palliative Care is the active holistic care of individuals across all ages with serious health related suffering due to severe illness. It aims to improve the quality of life of patients, their families and their care givers. (IAHC 2018).
Hospice care is a special kind of care that focuses on the quality of life for people and their caregivers who are experiencing an advanced, life-limiting illness. Hospice care provides compassionate care for people in the last phases of incurable disease so that they may live as fully and comfortably as possible (ACS 2019)
Home based care and consultations
Peer support groups.
Education in palliative care for Health care professionals, psychologists, social workers, spiritual leaders, community health volunteers.
Palliative care is required for a wide range of diseases. The majority of adults in need of palliative care have chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases (38.5%), cancer (34%), chronic respiratory diseases (10.3%), AIDS (5.7%) and diabetes (4.6%). Many other conditions may require palliative care, including kidney failure, chronic liver disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, neurological disease, dementia, congenital anomalies and drug-resistant tuberculosis.
- cardiovascular diseases
- chronic respiratory diseases
Diploma of Higher Education in Palliative Care
Nairobi Hospice in collaboration with Oxford Brookes University offers Diploma of Higher Education in Palliative Care. The programme is eighteen (18) months long, being partly distant and partly block. Our alumni have pioneered palliative care practice throughout Africa.
You can make your donations through;
Cheques payable to: NAIROBI HOSPICE
Bank: NCBA Bank
Account no: 8109630015
Mpesa Paybill no: 982650
Account name: Donation
- Hospital Road, Upper hill
Between Fortis Suites & KNH.