SUBSCRIBE TO OUR QUARTERLY NEWS LETTER "REACHING OUT".  RICH WITH ARTICLES BY DOCTORS AND SENIOR VOLUNTEERS. SEND US YOUR E-MAIL I.D. FOR MAILING THE NEWS LETTER.

 
Visiting a patient
Visiting a patient
On way to home care
Visiting a patient
During a visit
During a visit
HOME CARE
For those patients who cannot be brought to the clinic, home care visits are arranged where a team of nurses and volunteers visit their homes on a regular basis. Whenever this team feels that a more professional help is required, a doctor would accompany the them.

Levels of Homecare:
We have organised homecare program in three levels to suit the requirement of patients; this has also helped in making more number of home care visits, with the available people.
1) Volunteers' homecare, 
2) Nurses' homecare  
3) Doctor's homecare. 

Visits are scheduled considering the criticality of each patient.

1. Volunteers' homecare:
This is done by the community volunteers who visit the patients on a regular basis. The volunteers check the patients for drug compliance. General condition of the patient will be reported to the clinic. They also make an assessment of the social and financial issues and plan possible support by the Society.
These visits are very important. The general condition of the patients and their requirement in terms of drugs and other medical issues as also the financial condition of the family are made known to the Nurses and Doctors regularly through these comprehensive reports.

2. Nurses' homecare:
Nurses visit the patients along with volunteers to conduct minor procedures like urinary catheterization, Ryle's tube insertion, wound dressing etc. They provide hands on training to family members in routine wound dressing and educate them on catheter care, care of the feeding through tubes, ostomy care, bed sore prevention by introducing waterbed etc.
Providing rice kits to the needy families will be done during these visits.

3. Doctor's homecare:
Based on reports from Nurses the doctor visits the patient to address specific medical issues, like assessment of new symptoms, attending to minor procedures like ascites fluid drainage, tracheostomy care, etc. Consultation regarding diagnosis prognosis will be done and treatment, if necessary, will be suggested.

Planning the Visits:
Home care visits are planned well ahead of schedule. The home care team plans the routes to be covered and the kind of rehabilitation to be offered. The team contacts the patients / bystanders through phone or other means and passes on the information of home care visit in advance.

We need to mention here the kind gesture of the following organisations who provided the much needed vehicles for transportation of Nurses and Volunteers.
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation was the first to donate a Qualis Van for conducting Home Care visits. This was followed by organisations like Catholic Syrian Bank Officers' Association (Bolero Van), Power Grid Corporation (Ambulance), Karnataka Bank (Van). We are thankful to these organisations for their kind support.


Following Volunteers arrange for the Home Care visit according to the patients' needs: Shri. Ramakrishnan Nair (Mobile:9744013115)
Dr. Shyamala Gopinath.
Donations:
We welcome donations from all quarters, by way of finance and hospital equipment. The checks or demand drafts may be sent to us at the address provided. Alternatively money can be transferred to our account.

Bank transfer:
Pain and Palliative Care Society
A/c no. 7752500100057301
IFSC Code. KARB0000775
MICR Code. 680052002
SWIFT Code. KARBINBB
The Karnataka Bank Ltd,
Thrissur 680001

or directly to
 
The Secretary,
Pain & Palliative Care Society,
Old Dist. Hospital Building
Thrissur 680 001, Kerala, India
Email:ppcs.thrissur@gmail.com
 
Donations to our organization are exempt from tax under section 80(G) of the Indian Income Tax Act.
 
  Watch the video of our homecare programme
(Warning: there are some disturbing scenes in this video)
 
Pain and Palliative Care Society
Old District Hospital Building
Round East

Thrissur 680 001
Phone: +91 487 232 2128

facebook
Contact Us:

General Office: +01 487 232 2128
Secretary:
President, Instt. Of Paliative Care: 9447308707
Editor, Reaching Out: 9446423512
E-mail: ppcs.thrissur@gmail.com