End-of-life care, for the most difficult of times
We understand how distressing it can be to see how a terminal illness is affecting a loved one. That’s where we can help, providing specialist support with the day-to-day things so your family can make the most of your moments together.
Having palliative care at home means your family member or friend can remain in the place they feel most comfortable, surrounded by their memories and the people they love. Also, with the one-to-one support of a compassionate and fully trained carer – someone who is experienced in palliative care – they have specialist support whenever they need it.
Whether you’re looking for a full-time live-in carer, or a visiting carer for those times when you need some extra help, we provide the full range of care services for palliative and end-of-life care. For personal care, administering medication, cooking meals or sharing memories over a cup of tea, our support can lessen or grow when your needs change.
What’s more, with local branches and expertly trained carers across England and Wales, we’re able to provide fast-track palliative care at the last minute. We regularly work alongside hospices, support groups, continuing healthcare teams and district nurses to offer the right level of home care.
If you’d like to find out more about the palliative care and how we can support you, call our friendly and sensitive team of advisors. We’re here seven days a week to talk through the options.Request a callback Request a brochure
The Thompsons' story: a peaceful passing at home
An elderly gentleman from the Thompson family in Aylesbury reluctantly went into a nursing home to stay for the last few weeks of his life.
The gentleman’s niece told us, “Unfortunately this made him desperately unhappy and he was determined to escape so he could go home.” Concerned about their uncle, the family got in touch with us to see whether home care would be possible.
After meeting the Thompsons, we arranged for two of our carers to live with the gentleman on a rota basis, allowing him to safely return to his home. Working closely with his family, community nurses and GP, we helped him to spend his last days in the place he felt most comfortable.
His niece explained, “His carers were determined to maintain his dignity and privacy, were highly confidential and concerned that his needs were met in a kind and gracious way. They took him out in his car while he was still able, looked after his personal needs, including catheter care, cooked his meals and kept him company.
“He passed away peacefully with the family and Helping Hands carer at his side,” she added. “In my experience as a nurse I am aware that many people would not have had this option.”
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