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Hospice in the Home: Rehab

Supporting people to remain at home and as independent as possible is what makes the specialists in our rehabilitation team smile.

Nicola, Laura and Tarnya visit people at home across north east Essex...

Image: Specialist physiotherapist Nicola

By seeing people in their own environments and what they enjoy doing and how they live day to day, we get a full picture of what their lives are like and how we can work as a team to help them live their lives and do the things that are important to them. It’s a privilege to be able to support people with mobility and exercise to help them remain active at home for their wellbeing and their independence so they can get to do the things they enjoy doing.  

Nicola Smeeth, specialist physiotherapist

Image: Specialist occupational therapist Laura

Visiting people in their own homes is a privilege, it is a window into their world from which you can learn so much. I love working in the community and getting to see so many people from all walks of life. Each visit is unique; people really appreciate you taking the time to go and visit them, listen to their journey, and help to problem solve together to get the best achievable outcome.  

Laura Murton, specialist occupational therapist

Image: Specialist physiotherapist Nicola and therapy assistant Tarnya

Visiting with our patients and their families in their own homes enables them to feel more at ease and relaxed; this in turn encourages open and honest conversation surrounding any difficulties they may be experiencing in their day to day lives.

We as a team strive to promote an individual's independence whilst considering and upholding their wishes and needs. Assessing them in their own environment makes the process much more personable and efficient. A home is, for most people, their sanctuary. I've always considered it a privilege to be welcomed into someone's home at such vulnerable times - I love what I do!  

Tarnya Robey-West, therapy assistant


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