Services We Offer
Cittamani’s specialist palliative care nurses are experienced in end of life care and the needs and concerns that can arise for people at this time- practical, emotional and physical. They work closely with your doctor to assist with medication regimes, symptom management, day to day care and other health issues.
Visits are usually about an hour, and the frequency is dependent on need. Outside our regular working hours you are able to contact our nurses through the Cittamani Pager Service. The nurse will either give advice over the phone or come out to see you.
Cittamani is happy to provide essential equipment such as wheelchairs, shower chairs, commodes etc to Cittamani clients to make it easier to manage at home. This equipment is provided free of charge, and we request that wherever possible you arrange pick-up and return the equipment which is stored at our office in Palmwoods. It will easily fit in most cars.
Also, if needed, we can arrange the loan of a hospital bed and special mattress free of charge However, these beds can only be safely transported, assembled and disassembled by a specialised external carrier, so we ask that you meet the associated transport fee.
Our carefully selected and trained volunteers are available to give carers a break. This can help relieve the stress experienced by carers and provide company and support to client and carer.
Cittamani spiritual/pastoral care staff are available to provide general spiritual support, meditation and relaxation, as well as Buddhist spiritual support to clients and families. We also have contacts with a range of pastoral care workers from Christian and other religious faiths who are available to visit clients at home to provide spiritual support .
The team at Cittamani comprises specialist nurses, social workers, respite volunteers, spiritual support staff and our bereavement support team. All of our team are specialists in the area of palliative care and committed to working together to provide holistic, high quality care tailored to meet individual needs.