The Caritas Mobile Hospice Palliative Care teams provide comprehensive support free of charge to seriously ill and dying patients and their families. The services offered range from advice on care at home to the implementation of pain-relieving care measures as well as support during the time of parting and mourning. The Children's Palliative Network was set up especially for children and their relatives.
The Adult Education Hospice offers qualifications for the many voluntary helpers as well as further training for employed staff and interested parties.
Mobile Hospice Palliative Care
The Mobile Hospice and Palliative Teams offer people with incurable, advanced illnesses and their caregivers comprehensive care and support in their familiar, home environment.
Our goal is to maintain and enhance the individual's quality of life until the end. Our work is based on the World Health Organisation's definition of Palliative Care. Palliative Care is an approach to improving the quality of life of patients and their caregivers who are confronted with problems associated with an incurable, advanced illness, through prevention and relief of suffering, early diagnosis, appropriate assessment and treatment of pain and other distressing physical, psychosocial and spiritual conditions. (World Health Organisation 2002)
The staff offer medical and nursing advice and care as well as psychosocial and spiritual support. Compassionate guidance is also offered during the time of farewell and mourning.
Our support services are free of charge for patients and relatives, irrespective of their nationality, religious denomination and financial situation. Active euthanasia measures are rejected.
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Children's Palliative Network
We offer customised support for the entire environment of a seriously ill, terminally ill or severely disabled child.
We accompany and care for the sick child, the sick young person and their family according to their individual needs during the entire period of the life-threatening or life-shortening illness, starting with the diagnosis.
Mag.a Ulrike Pribil MSc
The Caritas Hospice Education Department offers various further education and training courses. The target groups are volunteers involved in hospice work as well as people who would like to acquire an additional professional qualification or who are generally interested in the topic.
A wide range of further training courses is offered every year. It includes a basic course in life, death and bereavement care, courses on specific topics of hospice and palliative work, workshops and day seminars. Our educational offers in the field of hospice are characterised in particular by joint learning of full-time and voluntary staff, interested lay people and people from a wide range of professions. We are united by our commitment to a high quality of care for seriously ill people and their carers.