What Is Palliative Care?
Generally speaking, it is an approach for people with a life-threatening or terminal illness. The approach draws on different areas of specialism with a focus on relieving pain and eliminating stress. The goal is to manage the symptoms of a serious illness, such as pain and stress; both emotional and physical. The terms “Palliative Care” and “End of Life Care” are used, which are interchangeable.
Terminal and Long-Term Illnesses, such as Cancer can become very difficult to manage over time. There’s no doubt they could be better managed with the provision of specialist services. With palliative care, not only can a better quality of life be achieved, but it also serves to benefit relatives through ongoing support.
Usually, Palliative Care is provided within a Hospice or Residential Nursing Home (such as Willen Hospice). We always recommend Hospice services first because the technology available and their standard of care is second to none. Or, if you’d rather stay at home then we can provide a solution. Over recent years palliative care at home has taken a turn and increased in popularity. Rest assured that you will be in safe hands with us, we are able to work at ease in conjunction with services like Hospice at Home.
We are specially trained and work hand in hand with other healthcare professionals such as District Nurses, and GPs. This allows us to deliver a smooth and professional service to all of our clients. Our End of Life Care team are dedicated to you or a loved one both emotionally and physically.
We are specially trained and work hand in hand with other healthcare professionals such as District Nurses, and GPs. This allows us to deliver a smooth and professional service to our clients. Our dedicated End of Life Care team is ready at a moments notice and is able to provide both emotional and physical support. We ensure a small team of care staff provide compassionate end of life support. Palliative Care is tailored to the individual needs of our clients and their families. Our team can provide assistance with personal care and practical tasks, with a focus on:
- Maintaining dignity
- Ensuring comfort
- Assisting with pain management
- Family and relative support
- Emotional, Spiritual and Religious support
End of Life Care is carried out under the full guidance and instruction of your clinical and medical professionals.