Alpha Palliative Care is one of the largest Home Based Palliative Care provider in the country based in Kerala. Alpha hospices working 24X7 hours at Edamuttam,Thrissur, Kochi, Alappuzha, Kasaragod and 12 Link Centres in many block Panchayats. Alpha provide Palliative Care for 5500 patients on any given day. Alpha has provided services to over 14847 patients by now. Specially trained doctors, physiotherapists and nurses focus on medical care and hundreds of community volunteers for social care. All services, including Home Care, In-Patient care, Physiotherapy Care with medicines are Palliative Medicine is a relatively new branch of medicine which focuses on the care of patients suffering from chronic progressive conditions as well as life-limiting illness such as cancer and end-stage organ failure.Patients facing life limiting illnesses as well as their families often confront physical, emotional,socio-economic and spiritual distress,which adversely affect the quality of their life.
Palliative Care addresses these issues by providing ‘Total Care’ to the patient at their home environment through a ‘Team Work Approach’,incorporating not only various Medical Professionals but also Volunteers from the Community.
The Aim of Palliative Care is to alleviate the suffering of such patients by providing relief from pain and other distressing physical symptoms,to provide emotional support by adequate counseling to both the patient and the family,to empower the family and to care for patients at home and to working with community to ensure social and spiritual support.It is a pity that in our country only 2 % of the patients receive palliative care. Extending access to a much wider community, and to where it matters, is therefore of paramount importance and a key goal of our out-reach programmes.
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