Hospice and Palliative Care-DEAN Foundation

DEAN Foundation

Hospice and Palliative Care

Out Patient Service

Practical, Physical and Emotional support for patients, with limited life expectancy and to help meet physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs without discrimination but with love , acceptance and dignity. 

Special trained staff (consisting of a team of doctor, nurse, social worker/counsellor and volunteers) who work closely with the patient's primary care physician , if necessary, to oversee care and treatment.

Relieved after dressing his Scrotal Ulcer

Focus is on controlling pain and other distressing symptoms connected with end - stage disease. This includes medications, dressing foul smelling, fungating ulcers, Ryles tube insertion, administration of IV / subcutaneous fluids, Ascitis tapping, bladder wash, catheterization, stoma care, etc. Sponge bath , eye and oral care and perineum care, form an integeral part of the routine procedures, to prevent fungal infections and make the patient as comfortable as possible.


  • Provide patients with hospital cots, water beds, wheel chairs, bed pans, urinals and commodes. 
  • Train volunteers, family and patients in basic nursing care and Infection control 
  • Advice on nutritional requirements 
  • Allow patients to ventilate feelings and emotions; helps identify patient and family concerns 
  • Assist the patient to regain maximum independence and thereby meet self-care requisites 
  • Empower the patient and the family by helping them finding strength in themselves and to make informed choices.

Hospice Home Based Care 

At Erode, our patient's home at 1:45 a.m

Our Staff & Volunteer with a family at home

In addition to our services offered above, Home- based care enables people with chronic illnesses to be cared for at home.

We offer the following :

  • Basic nursing care, good symptomatic control as well as social    and emotional support in the comfort of their own    homes. 
  • Counseling and bereavement support to the family and patient    based on first-hand insights of the stressors at work,  in their    own setting.
  • Mobilize other people to provide support. 
  • Promote acceptance of people with cancer/HIV (still a socially    Stigmatized disease) 
  • Enhance the quality of life for as long as life lasts

Bereavement Befriending

The main task in bereavement support is to help any suffering, bereaved person through the normal course of their grief by sensitive listening and empathetic support or working with those whose grief is more problematic. The practitioners are often faced with dealing with overwhelming emotional pain. 

  • Bereavement support groups offered 
  • Active follow-up available for relatives of those who have died Follow-up contact to address clinical questions    initiated by clinicians / primary care providers within 2-4 weeks of death 
  • Memorial services conducted for staff and families 
  • Bereavement support 1:1 for families is available


Referrals can be made by Doctors, Social Workers, Volunteers, Relatives of those who were under our care and others.