Building a Hospice benefits the society in multiple ways!

February 19, 2021

The global pandemic has had a profound impact on all of us. Even those that haven't been infected have seen unprecedented disruptions to their everyday lives, with weighed down health systems, business shutdowns resulting in job losses, and food shortages, and much more among others. This pandemic is a clear call, reminding us to be generous and ready as a society to fight back to such challenges.

 As a part of CSR activity, PCIPL is committed to helping communities in all possible ways. By supporting Karuna Setu Trust (an NGO in Vadnagar - working for various social cause), PCIPL is building a 4 floor, 100 room Hospice, in Vadnagar with facilities for elderly patients to get their treatment. The initiative will focus on providing medical as well as mental care to elderly patients who have been abandoned or are unable to pay for their healthcare. It will also focus on the palliation of a terminally ill patient's pain and symptoms and attending to their emotional and spiritual needs at the end of life.

 There is a common misconception that choosing hospice means giving up hope. The facts about hospice, however, prove otherwise. It benefits the community in many ways, like:

 Offers a Familiar Environment: The focus is on finding a place that is calm, quiet and very different from the typical stressful buzzing of a hospital. Hospice care is a collaborative effort between the patient, the family, the hospice team and the doctor to impart a care regimen that benefits everyone.

 Provides a Comprehensive Plan: The key to providing comfortable final days is a comprehensive plan that involves a team of medical and health care professionals, who address all aspects of a patient’s illness with importance on controlling and reducing pain and discomfort.

 Offers Personalized Care and Support: Hospice care eases family anxiety, as hospice professionals are on-call 24-hours, allowing the family to rest in between visits. They can offer patients what they need, from companionship to a listening ear to a favourite food.

 Gives Patients a Sense of Dignity: Hospice patients aren’t hooked up to loud machines, aren’t poked or prodded hourly by medical personnel and won’t undergo invasive procedures to prolong life.

 Respects a Patient's Wishes: By placing a loved one in hospice, families can focus on spending time with the patient and not dealing with the red tape and extensive procedures of a hospital environment.

 Lessens Financial Burdens: Under our hospice supervision, there are no costs to be borne by the patients.

 Provides Family Counselling: Hospice helps families deal with the range of emotions that surround this difficult time, offering guidance from social workers and chaplains.

 All in all the benefits of hospice care empower patients and their caregivers.

 With this and with every other initiative by PCIPL, its only motive is to give back to the society as much as possible. PCIPL want to give a better world for the future generations to come by making the present better in every possible way!