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About Campaignends 31 Dec 2021, 11:59 PM
86-year-old Mdm Ng Phak Ngoh is single and stays with her two siblings who are also in their 80s. Last year, she was diagnosed with lung cancer. She suffers from back pain, chest pains and often feels breathless. She used to be able to manage household chores but finds it increasingly difficult to do so. She is also unable to go out to get groceries. Sometimes, she feels exhausted just from talking. Her younger sister, who used to cook for the family, is suffering from worsening osteroarthritis and osteoporosis and needs a walker to move around the house. She can no longer cook. They are now both dependent on their brother to buy food and run simple errands. Getting medical care is difficult and even more challenging for them now.
Assisi Home Care team started caring for Mdm Ng in November 2020. Our nurses and doctors visit her regularly, helping to manage her symptoms of breathlessness and pain. Our care team adjusts the dosage of her medication according to her condition to control her symptoms more effectively. Mdm Ng said, “I am not afraid of death, but I am afraid of pain. I feel more comfortable now after taking the medicine according to what the nurse tells me.”
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.