Hospice of the Sacred Heart – Hospice Eligibility #cape #may #motels

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Hospice Eligibility

A common misconception about hospice is that it is a service provided only to cancer patients. The fact is that we provide care to patients with any end stage diagnosis. These may include, but are not limited to:

  • Metastatic Malignancies
  • Heart Disease
  • Kidney Disease
  • Liver Disease
  • Lung Disease
  • Stroke and/or Coma
  • AIDS
  • Neurological Diseases (Alzheimer s, Parkinson s, Dementia, etc.)
  • Lou Gehrig s Disease (ALS)
  • Failure of Multiple Organ Systems
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Debility and Decline

Is it true that you must have only six months to live to be eligible for the Medicare Hospice Benefit?
Another common, and unfortunate, misconception about hospice is that the use of hospice care somehow guarantees the patient has less than six months to live. Medicare defines the hospice standards that are used by Medicare hospice providers, Pennsylvania hospice providers and most private insurance companies. Medicare has provided the following explanation and clarification regarding the hospice benefit eligibility guidelines.

Generally speaking, the hospice benefit is intended primarily for use by patients whose prognosis is terminal, with six months or less life expectancy. [However], the Medicare program recognizes that terminal illnesses do not have entirely predictable courses.

Recognizing that prognoses can be unpredictable and may change, Medicare s benefit is not limited in terms of time. Hospice care is available as long as the patient s prognosis meets the law s six month test. This test is a general one based on the [attending] physician s and/or Medical Director s clinical judgment regarding the normal course of the individual s illness. Medicare recognizes that making medical prognostications of life expectancy is not always an exact science.

Under this philosophy, Medicare has specified a procedure for certification and periodic recertification of the patient s eligibility for care under the Medicare Hospice Benefit. This procedure provides two 90-day eligibility certification periods followed by an UNLIMITED number of 60-day eligibility certification periods. As long as the patient, in the judgment of the primary physician and hospice Medical Director, continues to meet the six month criteria during each certification period, the patient can continue to receive care under the Medicare Hospice Benefit.

When does hospice care become appropriate?
Hospice care becomes appropriate when an individual has a life-limiting illness or condition. The patient s primary physician and the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Medical Director will work together to make this medical determination. The patient and family then determine whether the patient wishes to enter the hospice care program.

The following guidelines are used to assist the physician and hospice Medical Director in making a judgment regarding an individual s eligibility for hospice care.

The patient has a declining functional status as determined by either:

  • A Karnofsky Performance Status of 50% or less (The Karnofsky Performance Status is an evaluation that assesses a person s ability to function independently)
  • Dependence in 3 out of 6 Activities of Daily Living
  • Frequent hospitalizations
  • Frequent trips to the Emergency Room
  • Weight loss of 10% or more in the last 4 to 6 months
  • Serum Albumin less than 2.5 gm / dl (Albumin is a component of protein and makes up one half of plasma protein)
  • Patient and family have elected comfort care rather than curative treatment

Informal Hospice Eligibility Questionnaire
We have also prepared the following brief questionnaire that can help you determine whether hospice care is right for you or your loved one.

You or your loved one may be eligible for hospice care if you check 4 or more statements. However, your primary physician and our Medical Director will make the final decision regarding eligibility.

Please review the following statements as they apply to you or your loved one to see if hospice care may be appropriate.

  • I have started feeling more tired and weak
  • I experience shortness of breath, even when resting
  • I spend most of the day in bed or in a chair
  • I have noticed an increased weight loss in the past six months
  • I make frequent phone calls to my physician
  • I take medications to lessen physical pain
  • I have fallen several times in the past six months
  • I have made frequent trips to the emergency room in the past six months
  • I need help from others with important daily activities (bathing, dressing, eating, cooking, walking, getting out of bed)
  • My doctor has told me my life expectancy is limited

If you have checked 4 or more items on the questionnaire, you may want to begin your research into hospice care by seeking the opinion and advice of your (or the affected individual s) primary physician. If you do not have a primary physician, we will be happy to refer you to our Medical Director, who is a Doctor of Internal Medicine.





Sacred Heart Health System – Careers & Employment – Job Search #adelphi

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Sacred Heart Health System, based in Pensacola, Florida, encourages you to picture yourself in a valuable role with Northwest Florida’s leading health care provider. Area consumers consistently rank Sacred Heart as the healthcare provider that provides patients with the best overall quality. Studies by National Research Corporation also find that our Sacred Heart doctors and nurses are rated best in the region.

Sacred Heart is a member of the Ascension . the nation’s largest Catholic and nonprofit health system. Together, we share a mission to provide high quality, spiritually-centered healthcare to all persons, with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable.

We are fortunate to attract people who believe in our mission and who are dedicated to the service of our patients and their families.

Our Health System also attracts the 150 physicians to practice opportunities with Sacred Heart Medical Group . the region’s largest network of primary care physicians and specialists.

Our Health System has high expectations of those who join our mission, but at the same time, we regard our associates as our most valuable asset. We recognize that it is our associates who drive our success and meet the needs of our patients every day. So to attract and retain the best staff, we provide our associates with highly competitive salaries and we offer an excellent, flexible benefits package .

Here are some of some of the latest healthcare jobs which we are recruiting for:

If you’re interested in becoming a part of our team of healthcare professionals, we invite you to click on the “Search for Jobs” button above or click here to view a list of all of the open job positions at Sacred Heart Health System.





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Our Remembrance Walk is symbolic of the journey taken when someone we love dies. Anyone who has experienced grief will tell you some days all you can do is put one foot in front of the other. Please join us on October 1st at McDade Park and walk to remember. It is our hope that families and friends will walk together using the time to remember their loved ones and recognizing wherever they are on their journey through grief they will have someone beside them. Registration is easy! Just…

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Members of the Remembrance Walk Planning Committee are hard at work on the details of the event so participants will enjoy a fun, family-oriented day. Please join us on October 1st! Registration is simple, you can find the link with information about the walk and how to register on our homepage at www.hospicesacr edheart.org.

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SACRED VEDIC SHELLS

RARE LAKSHMI CONCH SHELL (sinistral turbinella pyrum)

Conch Shells which spiral to the right are very rare and considered especially sacred. the right spiral mirroring the motion of the sun, moon, planets and stars across the sky. Also, for Buddhists, the hair whorls on Buddha’s head spiral to the right, as do his fine bodily hairs, the long white curl between his eyebrows and the conch like swirl of his navel. The Lakshmi Conch shell is a sacred manifestation of Supreme Goddess Lakshmi, and is most effectively used to bath a genuine Gandaki Vajra-kita Shalagram Shila (ammonite from Gandaki River in Nepal having chakra cut by Vajra-kita worms 140 million years ago). The TOP picture showing a genuine Lakshmi Conch with a genuine Shalagram Shila is one of a kind. VERY RARE PHOTO.

Normal Shank (left) and sacred ‘Valampuri’ Dakshin Conch

Over the last 30 Years we have been looking for the truth about the fabled Lakshmi Conch Shell (sinistral turbinella pyrum). They are so rare that only a few temples in India have them. We only found several, one in Pashupati Nath Temple Museum, and one in the London Museum of Natural History. In fact they are the same kind of Shank or Conch shell that we bath the Sri Murti with but they open on the right side (opposite of normal).

When shell collectors refer to the reversed Shank as left-handed or sinistral turbinella pyrum, the Indians call the valampuri right-handed, because they orient it with the apical spire downwards and the aperture or siphon (mouth) uppermost and, consequently, on the right side of the shell.

Note: there are many species in Conch family, but in India Shank always refers to the normal smooth white conch shells. They alone are called Shankh — and it is only such a shell, if it opens on the right side, that is a real Lakshmi Shank. No other right-sided shell is ever Lakshmi Shank (sinistral turbinella pyrum).

QUESTION: In Kali Age many Hindu temples have Lightning Whelks on the altar. I have heard from some that this is an accepted exception but I have very serious doubts. Any information about other kinds of sea shells besides conch shells. Maybe you could write a detailed article on the subject and I could circulate it to Hindu temples who want know the truth.

REPLY: Shastra says bone is impure, BUT, Conch Shell (Indian Turbinella Pyrum) is super-pure, even to bathe the Deities. Even Lakshmi Devi and Her Lord Narayana carry one in Their hand. Shastra doesn’t say any shell or every shell is pure, it’s only Indian Shank (Turbinella Pyrum) that is pure. And these come in two types, normal left side opening AND special right side opening (Valampuri Dakshin-varti Turbinella Pyrum). Both are ruled by Goddess Lakshmi. It is not required to have right-side opening. Left side (normal) opening Shank is perfect for puja. And Lakshmi Shank is even better than perfect. It is said by Conchologists that only one Lakshmi Shank is found among 1,000 normal Indian Shanks. And ALL Indian shanks are pure and auspicious.

BUT common Lightning Whelk (busycon contrarium), with no internal formation and no ridges in the conch cavity – is a bogus non-pure shell. And as you mention so many temples use this non-conch shell, and they’re doing puja with an impure non-conch shell simply because they have been hoodwinked by con men. It is embarrassing that temples use the wrong shell. And in many temples they openly display the fact that they have been cheated on a bogus Conch. And worse, they tell the public that they have a REAL Sri Lakshmi Conch, even though that is untrue.

Fact: The left side opening OR the right side opening Turbinella Pyrum Indian Conch – with 3 to 7 ridges in the conch cavity, and special internal structure is the ONLY Shank that is Vedic. The normal left-side opening Conch is very low price, even less than the bogus ones (Lightning Whelk), and only the Indian Shank is correct for puja.

Genuine Valampuri Lakshmi Shank Turbinella Pyrum Conch shells sell by the gram. Normal size is about 60-120 grams. Depending on quality and number of ridges in the conch cavity they sell for between Rs. 1,000 up to Rs. 3,000 per gram. This means that a genuine Lakshmi Shank can be had for a few thousand dollars ONLY. So no one has any excuse to use a non-conch shell. Everyone can use either a $2 normal Shank OR a $2,000 Lakshmi Shank.

Gomati Chakra (Cow’s Eye)


Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast #at #home #hospice #care

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Sacred Heart Opens New Outpatient Center at The Market Shops in Miramar Beach

Sacred Heart has opened a new outpatient healthcare facility at The Market Shops in Miramar Beach. The new clinic features pediatric and adult primary care services, lab and x-ray services, and rehabilitation services.

Local Surgeon Specializes in Minimally Invasive Sinus Surgery

Sinusitis is one of the most common chronic health problems in the U.S. afflicting an estimated 37 million Americans each year. Dr. Sean McWilliams, an Ear, Nose, and Throat surgeon with Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, is treating those afflicted by sinusitis with an outpatient, minimally invasive endoscopic sinus surgery.

Veterans Can Receive Care from Sacred Heart through Veterans Choice

Sacred Heart Health System has announced a partnership to provide care through the Veterans Choice Program, giving veterans the choice to receive care at Sacred Heart locations throughout the region.

Sacred Hospital on the Emerald Coast has consistently been ranked in national ratings as one of the top hospitals in the U.S. for patient satisfaction and patient safety. In 2015, the hospital was named one of the nation s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics for the fourth year in a row and the fifth time since opening in 2003. In addition, one of the nation s leading healthcare ratings organizations has rated the hospital as one of the nation s best for Patient Experience and Patient Safety in 2013 and 2014.





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Sacred Heart Hospice

What is hospice?

  • Hospice is medical care with an emphasis on pain management and symptom relief. Hospice care becomes necessary when a life-limiting condition no longer responds to cure-oriented treatments. Hospice care neither extends life nor promotes death. The purpose of hospice care is to help those will-life limiting conditions live life to the fullest.

  • As a family-centered concept of care, hospice focuses as much on the family as on the patient. Hospice staff includes bereavement and spiritual counselors who help patients and their families come to terms with the loss of a loved one.

  • The staff at Sacred Heart Hospice will provide the utmost care and assistance with finishing patient’s important tasks, saying their final goodbyes, healing family relationships, and completing their spiritual journey.

  • The Sacred Heart Staff includes experts in state-of the art pain management. and professionals trained to provide pain control measures and treatments. If administering pain medication requires assistance, family members can count on the Sacred Heart Hospice staff for training and guidance.

Who is eligible for hospice?

Patients who are at the end stages of a life-limiting disease who choose to receive palliative care rather that curative care and who have been certified by two physicians to have a life-limiting illness are eligible for hospice. Patients are accepted on the basis of health care need and their meeting the admission criteria.





Sacred Heart Health Service #chester #hotels

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Sacred Heart Health Service

Sacred Heart Health Service (Sacred Heart) is a leading provider of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation services. Opened by the Sisters of Charity in 1890 as a dedicated Hospice for the terminally ill, we have grown from a small palliative care cottage to a facility offering comprehensive rehabilitation services as well as specialist supportive and palliative care.

Supportive and Palliative Care

Our team provides palliative care services to patients with life-limiting illness. A consultation service is provided to St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney with patients and carers supported by:

  • A 39 bed inpatient unit
  • A 24 hour community and outpatient consultative service in Eastern Sydney
  • A day activity centre
  • Community/respite programs

Our services support patients undergoing anti-cancer treatments, and provide pain control and symptom management, nursing and psychosocial and pastoral support.

Sacred Heart also provides palliative medical outreach clinics to Wagga Wagga, Albury and Orange.

Community Palliative Care

The Community Palliative Care Team is a service for patients with a life-limiting illness. Our team works with palliative care teams from Prince of Wales, Royal Hospital for Women and the Sydney Children’s Hospital covering the areas of Sydney, Waverly, Woollahra, Randwick and Botany. Patients are referred for assessment and management at varying stages of their illness. We visit patients in their homes and in Residential Aged Care facilities.

Bereavement Services

Our palliative care services go beyond a person’s death, and continues to support families and friends in their bereavement. Sacred Heart provides a Bereavement Counselling Service to those suffering loss who are residing in Eastern Sydney.

Research in Palliative Care

Sacred Heart is home to an active clinical research program, furthering the development of new management techniques of symptoms such as pain, nausea, constipation and breathlessness.

Rehabilitation

Our Rehabilitation Services provide complete patient rehabilitation following an illness, injury or surgery, helping patients achieve their maximum potential.

Our unit provides rehabilitation services 7 days a week and has a reputation for treating a diverse and complex range of patients.

Patients are transferred from St Vincent’s for rehabilitation, treating a wide range of conditions including:

  • Stroke
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Organ transplantation
  • Chronic pain
  • HIV

Our team of professionals include medical staff, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech pathologists, pharmacy staff, pastoral carers, dietetics staff and clinical and neuro-psychology staff.

Two rehabilitation physicians are dedicated pain management specialists who provide services to the St Vincent’s Hospital Pain Clinic.

Mobile Rehabilitation Team (MRT)

Our team provides rehabilitation services to patients in the acute wards of St Vincent’s where we work in collaboration with the acute care team to facilitate early intervention.

Rehabilitation Day Hospital

The Rehabilitation Day Hospital provides rehabilitation services to adults with complex conditions including stroke, neurological and progressive conditions, amputees, trauma, and reconditioning following transplantation, surgery and medical illness. The majority of patients come from home and are admitted for day therapy consisting of a minimum of 2 Allied Health sessions per visit. We offer clinical psychology, neuropsychology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, social work and speech pathology.

Our Services





Hospice of the Sacred Heart #motel #fashion

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Our Remembrance Walk is symbolic of the journey taken when someone we love dies. Anyone who has experienced grief will tell you some days all you can do is put one foot in front of the other. Please join us on October 1st at McDade Park and walk to remember. It is our hope that families and friends will walk together using the time to remember their loved ones and recognizing wherever they are on their journey through grief they will have someone beside them. Registration is easy! Just…

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Members of the Remembrance Walk Planning Committee are hard at work on the details of the event so participants will enjoy a fun, family-oriented day. Please join us on October 1st! Registration is simple, you can find the link with information about the walk and how to register on our homepage at www.hospicesacr edheart.org.

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Hospice Of The Sacred Heart in Scranton, Pennsylvania with Reviews & Ratings

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Hospice of the Sacred Heart – You – re Not Alone #homecare

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Welcome to Hospice of the Sacred Heart

Hospice affirms life, but never denies death. Recognizes dying as a natural process of life. Honors wishes. Offers choices. Brings commitment and compassion. Strengthens families. Is about comfort, care, hope, and choice.

Hospice of the Sacred Heart is here to help you in any way we can, so that your involvement in the hospice experience will be as uncomplicated and fulfilling as possible.

This website has a comprehensive list of information and resources that can help you make a more informed healthcare decision regarding hospice care.

Our highly experienced staff is dedicated to providing the most compassionate and highest quality hospice care for your loved one and you. Each of our staff members shares a passionate belief in the hospice concept and the benefits it provides to our patients. Each has been intimately involved with hospice care for many years. Each has been privileged to share first hand the unique lessons, life experiences and gifts that hospice brings to its patients and their families. Please spend as much time as you like here to review subjects of interest in more detail. Also, please return often to learn more about:

  • The hospice philosophy of care
  • How hospice can be a beneficial solution to the situation you face
  • The many ways that we at Hospice of the Sacred Heart can help you





Sacred Heart Hospice – Home Health Care – 2025 Chicago Ave Ste

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Sacred Heart Hospice

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I live in Michigan and my Aunt and Uncle live in California. He got sick and they kept in daily contact with us. After his passing..they even helped coordinate the cremation. They were also concerned with my aging Aunt and made several visits out to see her since we are not local. I had to contact them again a year after my uncles passing since my Aunt has dementia. and they really helped me out with her this time. Sent us a wonderful MSW and Dr. and they both came right to the house. Highly recommend!

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As a nurse practitioner for 10 years, I am mortified that this agency stays in business. Their intake representative, Happy, said all of the right things. only nothing was delivered! My brother-in-law deserved more. I am only glad that my family and I were there so worse things did not happen to him. Incompetent assessment of a patient in their last days of life. even the family members with no medical training could see that he was near death. Please do not use this agency under any circumstances.

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One of its case manager nurse was so negligent. She was not compassionate and caring.
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I live in Michigan and my Aunt and Uncle live in California. He got sick and they kept in daily contact with us. After his passing..they even helped coordinate the cremation. They were also concerned with my aging Aunt and made several visits out to see her since we are not local. I had to contact them again a year after my uncles passing since my Aunt has dementia. and they really helped me out with her this time. Sent us a wonderful MSW and Dr. and they both came right to the house. Highly recommend!

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As a nurse practitioner for 10 years, I am mortified that this agency stays in business. Their intake representative, Happy, said all of the right things. only nothing was delivered! My brother-in-law deserved more. I am only glad that my family and I were there so worse things did not happen to him. Incompetent assessment of a patient in their last days of life. even the family members with no medical training could see that he was near death. Please do not use this agency under any circumstances.

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Hospice of the Sacred Heart – Hospice Eligibility #online #hotel #reservations

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Hospice Eligibility

A common misconception about hospice is that it is a service provided only to cancer patients. The fact is that we provide care to patients with any end stage diagnosis. These may include, but are not limited to:

  • Metastatic Malignancies
  • Heart Disease
  • Kidney Disease
  • Liver Disease
  • Lung Disease
  • Stroke and/or Coma
  • AIDS
  • Neurological Diseases (Alzheimer s, Parkinson s, Dementia, etc.)
  • Lou Gehrig s Disease (ALS)
  • Failure of Multiple Organ Systems
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Debility and Decline

Is it true that you must have only six months to live to be eligible for the Medicare Hospice Benefit?
Another common, and unfortunate, misconception about hospice is that the use of hospice care somehow guarantees the patient has less than six months to live. Medicare defines the hospice standards that are used by Medicare hospice providers, Pennsylvania hospice providers and most private insurance companies. Medicare has provided the following explanation and clarification regarding the hospice benefit eligibility guidelines.

Generally speaking, the hospice benefit is intended primarily for use by patients whose prognosis is terminal, with six months or less life expectancy. [However], the Medicare program recognizes that terminal illnesses do not have entirely predictable courses.

Recognizing that prognoses can be unpredictable and may change, Medicare s benefit is not limited in terms of time. Hospice care is available as long as the patient s prognosis meets the law s six month test. This test is a general one based on the [attending] physician s and/or Medical Director s clinical judgment regarding the normal course of the individual s illness. Medicare recognizes that making medical prognostications of life expectancy is not always an exact science.

Under this philosophy, Medicare has specified a procedure for certification and periodic recertification of the patient s eligibility for care under the Medicare Hospice Benefit. This procedure provides two 90-day eligibility certification periods followed by an UNLIMITED number of 60-day eligibility certification periods. As long as the patient, in the judgment of the primary physician and hospice Medical Director, continues to meet the six month criteria during each certification period, the patient can continue to receive care under the Medicare Hospice Benefit.

When does hospice care become appropriate?
Hospice care becomes appropriate when an individual has a life-limiting illness or condition. The patient s primary physician and the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Medical Director will work together to make this medical determination. The patient and family then determine whether the patient wishes to enter the hospice care program.

The following guidelines are used to assist the physician and hospice Medical Director in making a judgment regarding an individual s eligibility for hospice care.

The patient has a declining functional status as determined by either:

  • A Karnofsky Performance Status of 50% or less (The Karnofsky Performance Status is an evaluation that assesses a person s ability to function independently)
  • Dependence in 3 out of 6 Activities of Daily Living
  • Frequent hospitalizations
  • Frequent trips to the Emergency Room
  • Weight loss of 10% or more in the last 4 to 6 months
  • Serum Albumin less than 2.5 gm / dl (Albumin is a component of protein and makes up one half of plasma protein)
  • Patient and family have elected comfort care rather than curative treatment

Informal Hospice Eligibility Questionnaire
We have also prepared the following brief questionnaire that can help you determine whether hospice care is right for you or your loved one.

You or your loved one may be eligible for hospice care if you check 4 or more statements. However, your primary physician and our Medical Director will make the final decision regarding eligibility.

Please review the following statements as they apply to you or your loved one to see if hospice care may be appropriate.

  • I have started feeling more tired and weak
  • I experience shortness of breath, even when resting
  • I spend most of the day in bed or in a chair
  • I have noticed an increased weight loss in the past six months
  • I make frequent phone calls to my physician
  • I take medications to lessen physical pain
  • I have fallen several times in the past six months
  • I have made frequent trips to the emergency room in the past six months
  • I need help from others with important daily activities (bathing, dressing, eating, cooking, walking, getting out of bed)
  • My doctor has told me my life expectancy is limited

If you have checked 4 or more items on the questionnaire, you may want to begin your research into hospice care by seeking the opinion and advice of your (or the affected individual s) primary physician. If you do not have a primary physician, we will be happy to refer you to our Medical Director, who is a Doctor of Internal Medicine.





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Sacred Heart Health Service

Sacred Heart Health Service (Sacred Heart) is a leading provider of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation services. Opened by the Sisters of Charity in 1890 as a dedicated Hospice for the terminally ill, we have grown from a small palliative care cottage to a facility offering comprehensive rehabilitation services as well as specialist supportive and palliative care.

Supportive and Palliative Care

Our team provides palliative care services to patients with life-limiting illness. A consultation service is provided to St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney with patients and carers supported by:

  • A 39 bed inpatient unit
  • A 24 hour community and outpatient consultative service in Eastern Sydney
  • A day activity centre
  • Community/respite programs

Our services support patients undergoing anti-cancer treatments, and provide pain control and symptom management, nursing and psychosocial and pastoral support.

Sacred Heart also provides palliative medical outreach clinics to Wagga Wagga, Albury and Orange.

Community Palliative Care

The Community Palliative Care Team is a service for patients with a life-limiting illness. Our team works with palliative care teams from Prince of Wales, Royal Hospital for Women and the Sydney Children’s Hospital covering the areas of Sydney, Waverly, Woollahra, Randwick and Botany. Patients are referred for assessment and management at varying stages of their illness. We visit patients in their homes and in Residential Aged Care facilities.

Bereavement Services

Our palliative care services go beyond a person’s death, and continues to support families and friends in their bereavement. Sacred Heart provides a Bereavement Counselling Service to those suffering loss who are residing in Eastern Sydney.

Research in Palliative Care

Sacred Heart is home to an active clinical research program, furthering the development of new management techniques of symptoms such as pain, nausea, constipation and breathlessness.

Rehabilitation

Our Rehabilitation Services provide complete patient rehabilitation following an illness, injury or surgery, helping patients achieve their maximum potential.

Our unit provides rehabilitation services 7 days a week and has a reputation for treating a diverse and complex range of patients.

Patients are transferred from St Vincent’s for rehabilitation, treating a wide range of conditions including:

  • Stroke
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Organ transplantation
  • Chronic pain
  • HIV

Our team of professionals include medical staff, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech pathologists, pharmacy staff, pastoral carers, dietetics staff and clinical and neuro-psychology staff.

Two rehabilitation physicians are dedicated pain management specialists who provide services to the St Vincent’s Hospital Pain Clinic.

Mobile Rehabilitation Team (MRT)

Our team provides rehabilitation services to patients in the acute wards of St Vincent’s where we work in collaboration with the acute care team to facilitate early intervention.

Rehabilitation Day Hospital

The Rehabilitation Day Hospital provides rehabilitation services to adults with complex conditions including stroke, neurological and progressive conditions, amputees, trauma, and reconditioning following transplantation, surgery and medical illness. The majority of patients come from home and are admitted for day therapy consisting of a minimum of 2 Allied Health sessions per visit. We offer clinical psychology, neuropsychology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, social work and speech pathology.

Our Services