Our new service will first take place in our Inpatient Unit at the Hospice before being rolled out to support our Community Teams at ACCORD.
Its therapy provides the opportunity for individuals to identify their own goals, plan an intervention that gives meaning to their day whilst at the same time influencing their own well-being i.e. self-managing their condition.
Umatter provides meaningful activity to both individuals in the In-patient Unit and out in the community in the form of socialisation, relaxation, virtual reality and painting or an activity that matters to them
This gives the opportunity for our patients to have moments of living right up until the end of life.
Umatter will come in three forms for patients.
This will provide the opportunity for individuals to identify their own goals, plan interventions that give meaning to their day whilst at the same time influencing their own well-being.
It may be important for an individual to be outdoors, meet with their pets or play an instrument and with Umatter we will be able to help and support this.
Instead of focusing on identified problems, diversional activities set to take a patients attention away from their symptoms or problems. This can be achieved through the mediums of art, music or relaxation.
This will offer patients intervention more suited to end of life care such as hands massages, hand holding, reading, comforting or simply being with someone.
In time, we also want to support and facilitate our patients if they have a particular wish they would like to fulfil before End of Life.