Reaching Milestones, A place to call “Home”

Terminal Illness affects the patient and his/her family deeply. Providing quality care and support for these patients is a social duty that is often ignored and forgotten. Josaab foundation has long understood the importance of its duty to support as many terminally-ill patients as possible.

Throughout the last five years, Josaab provided mobile hospice services to hundreds of patients. Josaab’s team has visited  the patients’ homes  to provide all the support needed. They  have witnessed the urgent needs of patients and realized that many patients are living alone, with no one to care for them. Sometimes they may not even have a home. Others have  families that are drained by the demanding continuous care. They are in need of relief periods to recharge and be able to continue to support their loved ones. While mobile hospice is convenient for patients who want to spend their last days at home, other patients needed care around the clock. That is why Josaab extended the hospice service to include the stationary hospice, a place they can call home in their final days.

 

تتطلب عرض الشرائح هذه للجافا سكريبت.

Josaab stationary hospice will be the first of  its kind in Egypt. The construction of the building is now finalized and currently being equipped and prepared to receive patients.

Each room is designed  to match the overall objective of providing care, comfort and preserving the dignity of terminally ill patients. The patient will find the following in every room.

  • Home like: The rooms will not be hospital like but rather furnished to welcome the patients with a home-like feeling.
  • Greenery: All beds are allocated in the room facing the window which overlooks greenery, to offer the patients a natural stress relieving view.
  • Comfort: Adjustable beds and specific equipment to facilitate sitting up for eating, watching television, or having a conversation.
  • Safety and privacy: Bathrooms are highly equipped with rails and safety measurements to allow privacy and security for the terminal patients.

Furthermore, at Josaab Stationary Hospice the patient’s social, physical, psychological and spiritual preferences are respected. The multi-disciplinary team working there will possess the expertise and knowledge of care and companionship of terminally ill patients.

Josaab Stationary Hospice has been modeled with guidance from our scientific partners; the German Hospice and Palliative Care Association and the Bavarian Hospice and Palliative Care Association. The building is located at 47 km Cairo-Ismailia Desert Road near the International Medical Center. The opening of this building will be a milestone and will be a dream realized for every terminally ill patient living in Egypt and in need of a place to preserve their dignity and enhance their quality of life.

Both Josaab mobile and stationary hospice services are provided completely free of charge to the patients and their families. We invite you to share the journey with us in providing care and dignity to this marginalized forgotten segment of the Egyptian society. You can contact us through our landlines 0224143170 or donate through our bank account at AlexBank: 7777001.

 

 

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