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About Campaignends 31 Dec 2020, 11:59 PM
His last job was a caretaker at the cemetery. For over 10 years, he washed, cleaned and maintained the tombstones, taking care of the resting place of our loved ones. He braved the scorching sun and worked late into the night during festival like Qing Ming.
Two years ago, he started feeling breathless and was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. His breathlessness was so severe that he was often rushed to the hospital A&E and was no longer able to work.
He stays in a one-room flat with his younger brother and a tenant. His sleeping area is a corner of the hall. He came under Assisi Hospice's Home Care Team in March 2020. Our medical social worker provided interim cash aid for his daily necessities and assisted him with referral for meals delivery and medical escort service.
Our Home Care nurses and doctors helped to manage his breathlessness with medications and loaned him an oxygen concentrator, reducing his need to rush over to the A&E frequently. We also provided a wheelchair to use for his medical appointments, as he felt breathless when he had to walk long distances.
Help us care for the terminal ill patients during this Christmas.
About the Charity
Journey with us to support our needy patients with terminal illness and their caregivers. Assisi Hospice provides palliative care for patients and families that preserves their dignity and quality of life. Patients of any race, faith and financial position are cared for by our team of specialist doctors, nurses, allied health and pastoral care professionals. When faced with life limiting illnesses, our patients receive medical care, as well as psychosocial, emotional and spiritual care.
We provide care for patients across the continuum of Home Care, Inpatient and Day Care. This allows patients and family members to journey with a clinical team they are familiar with, and to receive care in the way that they need. Our six-storey purpose-built hospice provides a homely ambience with cosy spaces for patients and their loved ones. With 85 Inpatient beds, including specialised wards for Dementia Palliative Care and Paediatric Palliative Care, a Day Care Centre and the outreach of our Home Care team, we serve more than 2,000 patients a year.
Founded in 1969 by the Sisters of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood (FMDM), we are a charity supported by donors, volunteers and corporate organisations who journey with us in our cause.