Living with Dementia programme
Pendleside supports people with dementia and their carers with sessions such as problem solving, advance care planning, and maintenance support for the future. Sessions are held every Tuesday and Friday in the day services unit.
How can I access the programme?
Referrals will be accepted from any healthcare professional patient, relative or carer. When referrals are received contact may be made with relevant health care professionals to obtain clinical information. Please complete the referral form above and post to the address/number shown at the top of the form. Alternatively you can email the completed Referral Form to [email protected]
What happens next?
Once a referral is received, a member of the team will contact you to arrange an assessment visit. At the assessment, one of our health care professionals will discuss your care needs with you and any relevant family members, and agree a plan for future visits taking account of your goals and personal interest.
Where possible we ask you to arrange your own transport; however Hospice transport can be provided. We have volunteer drivers who can collect you in their own cars, or purpose-built minibuses which are equipped to transport wheelchair users, people with mobility problems and those on oxygen. An assessment may be necessary for this.
A freshly prepared three-course lunch, cooked on the premises, is provided for those present over lunch time. If you have a small appetite, homemade soup and sandwiches are available. Provision is made for anyone with special or cultural dietary requirements.
Your medical care remains the responsibility of your own GP. If you have symptoms that cannot be managed by your specialist nurse or GP you may be referred to the Hospice medical outpatient service.
If you require urgent medical attention during your visit you may be taken to the nearest Urgent Care or Emergency Department.
What should I bring?
It is most important that you bring the medication you are currently prescribed in the original container(s); these will be used during your visit with us. Also, bring any dressings, walking aids and details of any pending medical or hospital appointments.
We would prefer you not to bring valuables or large amounts of money into the Hospice. We cannot accept responsibility for money or valuables, but they can be retained in our lockers.
Who will be looking after me?
The day services team is made up of, registered nurses, allied healthcare professionals, members of the rehabilitation team and volunteers, supported by the spiritual care, family support, complementary therapy, catering and domestic teams.
How do I contact Day Services?
You can contact the Day Service and Outpatient team five days a week by telephoning 01282 440110 between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday.
Pendleside operates a no-smoking policy. However, a smokers’ lounge is provided for patient-only use and a smoking shelter is available in the Hospice grounds.
What if English is not my first language?
If English is not your first language we have a translator service available.
If you want to know more about Day Services, please telephone 01282 440110.