The overall aim of the rehabilitation service is to assist and support people living with a life-limiting illness to maintain their independence and quality of life.
The rehabilitation team at Pendleside can help to:
- Maximise mobility
- Maximise independence with personal activities of daily living, e.g. washing and dressing
- Maximise ability with functional activity, e.g. making meals
- Promote energy conservation strategies, e.g. breathlessness/fatigue management
- Manage anxiety and promote relaxation, e.g. mindfulness/coping and motivational techniques
Pendleside also has supervised gym facilities and exercise classes available.
Who will provide rehabilitation?
The rehabilitation team consists of a specialist physiotherapist, occupational therapist and psychotherapist, supported by a rehabilitation assistant and other members of the Hospice team.
How can I access rehabilitation?
Referrals will be accepted as a self-referral, or from any health or social care professional, and can be made directly by contacting the Rehabilitation Department, Mon to Fri, 8.30am to 4.30pm (telephone 01282 440127). When referrals are received from a patient, their carers or relatives, contact will always be made (with the patient's consent) with the patients General Practitioner and any other relevant healthcare professionals to obtain clinical information.
You may complete the referral form above and post or fax to the address/number shown at the top of the form.
Where will the rehabiliation take place?
The rehabilitation service is based in the Day Services department, but is available across all other Hospice services, including inpatients, outpatients and in the community.
What happens next?
Each individual will receive an assessment of need to identify their priorities and goals. We will then work towards achieving these goals through the development of a supportive programme of rehabilitation.
If appropriate, the physiotherapist and/or occupational therapist can also provide education and support for patients and relatives/carers to cope with difficult symptoms.
How do I contact the rehabilitation team?
The rehabilitation team can be contacted Monday – Friday between 9am and 5pm by telephoning 01282 440127.
If you need to cancel or postpone an appointment, please telephone the Hospice on 01282 440127 as soon as possible.