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End of Life Care - Admiral Nurse

End of Life Care Admiral Nurse
At Wakefield Hospice, we aim to promote positive approaches to living well with dementia and support the adjustment in coping with changes, improving well-being and quality of life for the person with dementia and the carer.
Our Admiral Nurse provides specialist advice, guidance, training and support to people, their families and carers (and organisations who support them) living with advanced dementia in the Wakefield Hospice catchment area.
 
The Admiral Nurse is based within Wakefield Hospice and usually works Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, 8.30am – 4.30pm.
 
 
We Offer
• Open referrals, which can be made by families, carers, friends or professionals.
• A collaborative approach, working with GPs and Community Nurses as dementia advances, end of life approaches and as specialist care, advice and support is required.
• A partnership, working with social care professionals and specialists (including the Wakefield Admiral Nurse team).
• Home visits and telephone advice support for those living with advanced dementia can be offered.
 
How We Can Help
• Emotional support and assessment of needs.
• Information about dementia.
• Advice on managing advancing dementia and its symptoms.
• Specialist advice and support as people with dementia approach the end of life.
• Information, support and assistance with Advance Care Planning (ACP).
• Referral and links to other services and organisations who may be able to help.
• Access to the Hospice Day Therapy Unit and Complementary Therapy.
• Support with training and development of staff.
 
Find Out More
If you would like to find out more about the Admiral Nursing service at Wakefield Hospice or wish to discuss how you can be referred, please call the hospice on: 01924 331400. If you require clinical advice outside of normal working hours, call the Wakefield Hospice 24/7 Helpline on 01924 331400.