Cudeca’s major programme attends to more than 90% of patients referred to our foundation, allowing the patient and family to achieve their wishes of being cared for at home.
The Home Care team is formed by a nurse-coordinator who manages the home care teams, each consisting of a doctor and a nurse, complimented by the psychologist and social-worker when needed, together with secretarial support and qualified home care volunteers.
Home visits are made from Monday to Friday, mainly during the morning and in close coordination with the Primary Care teams of the Public Health System. At any one time, an average of 130 patients, are cared for by our teams throughout the province of Málaga.
From 2006, this programme receives an annual grant from the Andalusian Public Health System which sponsors 40% of the cost of each doctor and nurse of all the Home Care teams.
Cudeca teams’ aims are to provide quality care by relieving distressing symptoms and providing emotional and social support to the patient and family. This is achieved through an initial integral assessment of the situation, leading to the establishment of a personalised care treatment plan. Continuous follow-ups and support are made through telephone contacts and further visits, allowing the patient and family to stay at home until the end whenever possible. Support to the family is extended through out the bereavement period.
To complement the Home Care Programme, a telephone help-line is available every day of the year until 19:30. In this way continuous follow up of the patient's needs are assured. The families also have the option to telephone their designated nurse if they have a problem.