Terminal care

Tender Love and Care

Terminal care, support and accompaniment by Healthcare Ernestine.

Many people prefer to remain in their own own home during the final phase of their life. If you have decided to pass away at home, you need your fellow-partner, your children, your family and friends. Accompaniment and support by your doctor is necessary, but also nursing care fitting your illness. Often there are no medical reasons to stay in hospital during the terminal phase. You can then be taken care of at home and look forward to a time with as much dignity as possible.

What can you expect from Healthcare Ernestine if you decide to obtain care from us?

We gladly inform you during a conversation what you may expect from us. We will discuss with you which support you would like to obtain from us. Special attention will be given to the wishes in the future, the relatives and the children and furthermore all cares and everyone who is personally involved with you. Every nurse employed by our home care organization works under the guidance of a docter or specialist in a hospital. The A-nurses are capable and BIG-registrated. They will be continually re-educated during the time they work as a nurse according to The Inspectorate of National Health supervises. Our organization has a supervisory board, as is compulsory for every care organization. This board also has superintendence in order to look after an optimal performance of the care duties.

With us, the nursing care is requested by the doctor or the hospital. This is the first step in the care plan with which we will start. If this care plan is not yet made up, than Healthcare Ernestine can draw this up in dialogue with you and your close relatives and make contact with your doctor or specialist. If the plan is settled and signed, than Healthcare Ernestine can implement the plan at your home.

The nurses and doctor will commit themselves, as the law requires, to relieve your pain. We will treat you tender and gently. That means for us that we accompany you full of love. Your body may hurt more during the time your body increasingly fails. It may even hurt: the regular human touches during your daily care, as washing in the morning, help with eating or a kiss on your cheek from your beloved relatives. The doctor will have full control over the fight against your pan. The nurse of Healthcare Ernestine will accurately conduct the rules of the doctor or specialist or ask him/her to provide the treatment himself/herself. There are also several affairs our organization may perform without the help of a doctor. You might think of care, accompaniment and support. For you and your close relatives. We are glad to hear from you what you expect and your wishes for the upcoming difficult period. Healthcare Ernestine can in this way be and stay involved with the things you want or absolutely do not want.

We will support your wishes and plans as far as possible and if neccessary for instance to arrange transport if you should want to make a trip during a weekend and travel with you. Your docter has to give permission for this and we will take care that all will be arranged at the location of destination, concerning all necessary medical care. This is our Love to you. We want to work with you in a reliable environment. Healthcare Ernestine brings rhythm in your day and is hostess if the care permits it. Light domestic work is possible, but the weekly domestic duties have to be done by a household help. Healthcare Ernestine may rather arrange such a household help with priority.The family will be involved with all these activities and the arrangements will be registrated in writing. The arrangementlist will be signed by all participants in order for every participant to acknowledge his/her responsibility in these hard times.

We are pleased to work with close family in order to secure the care of your beloved. We discuss what we expect from you during the care and what you may expect from us, the Care. Your are safeguarded by a regular team consisting of maximum 9 people. The team has a weekly discussion about the course of the care. We draw up a care plan in the form of a scenario, aimed on the present situation and with goals for the (near) future in order to make this phase of life as pleasant as possible. Healthcare Ernestine has admittance to its own medical advisor: a medical doctor in her Supervisory Board. In case of unforeseen problems this doctor may always be asked for advice or a second opinion, but he will never take over the treatment. Healthcare Ernestine works with professionals. They know better how to act with our Tender Love and Care terminal care accompaniment. We hope that our new students may occasionally run along, but only with your permission.

Do you want to think over the next situations with us? During the first consultation these subjects will pass our attention: