Freedom is often being lost before the actual ending of certain event - it happens to countries, societies and also people who suffer from incurable health conditions. Both them and their close ones might not have skills to properly communicate about something that one day is going to happen to all of us.
Freedom is specifically important at the end of life when major freedoms have become unreachable and the ones that are left get a new meaning. The end of life is a time for a silent reflection in conditions and environment that respects every person’s idea about how to live one’s life until the end.
Hospiss LV offers freedom of choice for people at their end of life, prioritising quality of life and individual needs.
Row the house
World traveller, Guinness World Record holder and life lover, member of the HOSPISS LV Friends Club and ambassador to the world - Kārlis Bardelis will start his journey across the Indian Ocean in his rowing boat at the end of 2021.
Karlis goal is to raise donations for the first hospice care home in Latvia.
Every Latvian inhabitant deserves to receive quality care in their last phase of life despite their social status or level of income. We have created a hospice care team that provides wellbeing for terminally ill patients. Our team consists of a medical doctor, a nurse, care workers, volunteers and other specialists that are added to the team as necessary.
Hospice care by our crew is provided at a person’s home.
The Festive table
Very little is needed to encourage someone. We want to cheer up patients in the palliative care unit that is why we regularely visit them at the hospital. During our visits, we chat with the patients and offer tasty food that differs from hospital food but still takes into consideration all their nutritional needs.
A musician sometimes joins us during these visits – then we can sing or even dance together!
Inpatient Hospice care
Our aim is to create the first hospice care center in Latvia which will be available for 12 people at a time. This center will be as an alternative to hospitals and will provide people with the opportunity to live out the last days of their lives with dignity and respect, if this is not possible in their homes.
for Our Own
When delivering warm meals to medical staff we realised that many of them were close to burning out - as their physical fatigue grew, so did emotional exhaustion. One of our volunteers, who works in IT, suggested this project. Under this project in 2020, Hospiss LV organized 3-day getaways in the Latvian countryside for 104 medical specialists so that they could regain their strength