Madrugada is our chosen Algarve charity, we value their excellence and their determination to go above and beyond, providing the best service possible.
When a person is suffering from a life limiting illness one of the common things they want is to spend their last remaining days in their own home.
The Madrugada charity, based in Luz Algarve, offers exactly that. Support and healthcare to those who are ill, their carers and the close family around them, throughout illness and beyond. Their specialist clinical team provide homebased end of life care to people throughout the Algarve.
Established in February 2009 in response to limited choices for end of life care in the Algarve, they have developed an excellence in home-based palliative care. They are regarded highly by the families of those they have cared for and by the health professionals they work closely with.
Since 2009 until the now Madrugada have cared for 122 end of life patients and their loved ones, and provided thousands of hours of support to people affected by life limiting illness.
But it's not just about palliative homecare for these terminally ill patients and their friends and family. The Madrugada Centre in Praia da Luz helps people manage the challenges of life limiting illness through counselling, therapeutic and creative activities, complementary therapies, advice and education. The centre provides care equipment and practical assistance. They assist with hospital visits, provide equipment, telephone support, information, and health workshops.
Patients may refer themselves to Madrugada, or be referred by their Consultant, GP, or other healthcare professionals, or even by a close friend or family member.
Referrals are considered on clinical criteria and appropriate home environment for safe and effective care.
The wonderful thing about this important service that Madrugada are offering is there is no charge for their end of life care service.
Madrugada's services, as you can imagine, are in demand throughout the Algarve. Currently, they are able to offer 24 hr care to those living in the Western Algarve. Further into the Central Algarve region the service is slightly reduced. Madrugada say, "it is our aim to expand our provision to ensure its availability across the region, giving equal access to all."
Recruitment of registered nurses, experienced carers and qualified therapists is ongoing and the process is stringent. Applicants can contact the Madrugada Head Office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Madrugada is a not-for-profit association. Nursing and care providers are paid an hourly rate with an average cost per 24 hours of care provided currently standing at €420. The ever-pressing need to raise funds is second only to patient care and without funds there is no patient care.
In order to raise funds to keep their much needed service running, Madrugada have a selection of shops including Encore Luz, the clothing store that is crammed full of vintage chic and nearly new fashions. From designer labels to extra wide lapels, there is something tempting for everyone at Encore. Plus, the Luz Home Store with a selection of pre-loved goods from china to golf clubs or linens to paperbacks, it's packed with great value items that you will find irresistible.
ENCORE Boutique Praia da Luz:
Rua do Ramalhete, Lote 3 | Bloco 3-0 | Praia da Luz | Tel: 960 452 270
Open: Mon - Fri, 10am to 4pm, and Sat 10am to 1pm
HOME STORE Praia da Luz:
Rua Direita 100 A | Praia da Luz | Tel: 926 322 280
Open: Mon - Fri, 10am to 4pm, and Sat. 10am to 1pm
You can find more details of Madrugada shops at their website www.madrugada-portugal.com
If you are able to support Madrugada by giving a donation or organising a charity event they would be delighted to hear from you.
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