Hospice – Center for palliative care (residential and home-based) – Nepi Nursing Home

The Hospice – Palliative Care Center is accredited with the Regional Health Service for both residential and home care at no charge to patients.

The Center for Palliative Care has 30 residential beds and 120 home care beds.

The care model offered is aimed at the active and total protection of people whose disease, characterized by relentless evolution, no longer responds to specific treatments.

At this stage, the primary goal of the care system is to safeguard the person’s dignity and improve his or her quality of life until the end.

For this reason, the person is taken care of comprehensively by a multidisciplinary team that keeps the pain and symptoms of discomfort and distress, both physical and psychological, caused by the progression of the disease under control, while also giving support to his or her family unit.

Palliative care can be implemented either in the Hospice Unit(Residential Care) or athome (Home Care), depending on the needs of the person and his or her family.

Palliative care

The term palliative comes from pallium, the garment the Romans wore over the tunic to cover and protect themselves.

Cure, from the verb curare in the sense of “to have care,” meaning to protect and carefully assist the person in all the physical and psychological problems that arise for him and his family in the final stage of the disease.

Methods of access

Access to hospice (residential and home) is through a request forwarded directly to the Facility. The same is reviewed by the Hospice Evaluation Unit, and forwarded to the territorially competent ASL (ASL VT) for authorization for hospitalization. The waiting list is managed by ASL Viterbo.

Waiting times vary according to the turn-over of totally available places depending on the availability of places.