The Myton Hospice’s Patient & Carer Wellbeing Service works with patients, families and carers to support you to improve your wellbeing and quality of life.
Our service is available to any adult who has active, progressive disease for which the prognosis is limited and the focus of care is quality of life.
The adult has to be aged 18+ and registered with a Coventry or Warwickshire GP. We can support you if you are living with, or caring for someone with, a life limiting illness who needs specialist support, information, guidance, help planning for the future, or who just needs a coffee and a chat. We aim to be alongside you for as long as you need.
Living with illness can turn your world upside down and prevent you doing the things that are important to you. Our aim is to help you to live well by enabling you to identify your most significant concerns and priorities, providing a range of support to help manage the changes in your life and to enable you to focus on the things that are meaningful to you.
The overall aim of the Wellbeing Service is for you to receive expert supportive care by a team of multi-disciplinary professionals and volunteers to;
- Enable you to live as independently as possible in your own home and communities
- Provide education and information in regard to your illness, empowering you and those supporting you to engage in difficult conversations about death and dying and Advance Care Planning (ACP)
- Provide a range of activities to suit your individual needs and abilities
- Group sessions allowing social interaction with others who maybe in similar situations to yourself
Examples of the types of support and interventions people have found beneficial are experiencing and learning relaxation techniques, managing anxiety and fatigue, building confidence with physical activities, strengthening emotional coping strategies, learning about the care services and how to access them, and planning for the future.