From looking out for the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s, to understanding the challenges of living with someone with vascular dementia, our specialist Admiral Nurses have the knowledge and experience to understand the situation and suggest answers that might be hard to find elsewhere.
This includes providing critical emotional and practical support to carers affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19). The challenges of families facing dementia could easily be forgotten in these difficult times; but through our Helpline, carers can continue to be supported in their own homes.
You can also check out our coronavirus information hub which contains advice, questions and answers and relevant leaflets and videos.
The Hospice’s Family Support and Counselling Manager Chris Jackson said: “We’re making people aware of this new service in the hope to reach out to our community.
“It could help a patient or a family member anticipating death from a progressive illness, a Covid-19 loss or the loss of a loved one through illness during this awful time.”
Referral to the Hospice can be made via the Link Worker at your own GP Practice. A qualified team of therapists at St Luke’s will then provide professional psychological support for people either pre or post bereavement with up to 12 sessions via Zoom or telephone funded by the project.
If you are looking for information and guidance about death, loss and grief and support available within Cheshire please click on this link to see more. This information has been updated in light of the Covid-19 pandemic to include information specific to the current situation.
We will try to find an opportunity for you whatever your background and if we don’t have an opening at the moment, then we’ll keep your interest on file and let you know when we do.
For an informal chat about volunteering with us contact Caroline Kirkham on the details below :
Spring Farm Business Centre, Moss Lane, Minshull Vernon, Crewe, CW1 4RJ