Mile by Mile for HCA Hospice Care
by Vern Vu
for HCA HOSPICE CARE
Our Campaign Storyends 30 Sep 2016, 12 AM
I will be running 100 miles at this year's Craze Ultra to raise awareness towards hospice and palliative care, and to raise funds for HCA Hospice Care.
HCA Hospice Care (HCA) is Singapore's largest home hospice provider which has benefitted more than 60,000 patients since its inception in 1989. Hospice care is most appropriate when a patient no longer benefits from curative treatment and life expectancy is at less than 12 months.
Generally focused on pain and symptom control, hospice care enables patients to spend their last days with dignity and have a good quality of life. HCA serves anyone who requires palliative care, regardless of age, religion, ethnicity, nation-ality and financial status.
We understand the medical and psychological needs of patients, caregivers and their families. By managing our patients pain and other symptoms with specialised care and support, we enable them to spend their last days at home, in comfort and dignity, with their families and loved ones.
Additionally, we care for the caregivers by providing them with psychosocial support, practical training, and advice at all hours with our 24/7 hotline.
As our home hospice service for adults is provided free-of-charge to all patients under our care, we rely on donations to support what we believe is a basic right: to die with dignity.
With your contribution and commitment to helping us, we are confident of achieving our goal to adding life to the days of patients with life-limiting illnesses.