What Palliative Care Services are Available in Cambridge?
Palliative care is a journey you embark upon when you are living with a life-limiting or terminal condition. Palliative care can involve receiving treatments and therapies that can enable you to live your best quality of life possible with your condition, however it’s sadly not a cure; wherever possible though you will be given any suitable treatments that enable the symptoms to be kept to a minimum, so that you are able to carry on with your normal quality of life for as long as possible. Traditionally, palliative care may have been delivered in a hospital, care home or hospice setting, however more and more people are now opting to remain in the home they love and receive their treatment there. Helping Hands have been supporting people to live their best life possible in the comforting surroundings of their own home for over 30 years, so when the time comes that you need some professional care to relieve the pressure off your loved ones, the Cambridge care team will be able to guide you compassionately through the process.
End of Life Care Options in Cambridge
When you are approaching the end of your palliative care journey and your condition has deteriorated significantly, you may be considered to be at the end-of-life stage. Palliative care can go on for years in some cases so it shouldn’t be presumed that the end of your life is approaching fast, however the very end of your care journey will be the weeks or days that signify your worsening condition. Having care at home is still a very real option when you are approaching the end of your palliative care journey and Helping Hands have supported many of our customers and their family members through this difficult and emotional time.
Why Choose our Cambridge Palliative Care Team?
Receiving your palliative care at home means that you get to remain in the place that means the world to you, rather than relocating to a care home or having to be in hospital when you’d rather be in familiar surroundings. Staying at home you’ll still receive superlative levels of care from our compassionate carers, who will work seamlessly with the other healthcare professionals who will be coordinating your care. We can provide care on either a visiting care or live-in care basis, depending on your care needs, preferences, and the stage of your condition, and your bespoke package off care will be supported by a personalised support plan that will be flexible enough to change as your care needs do.
Our carers work tirelessly to ensure that you get to live your best life at home, and we know they’ll always focus on your care and wellbeing because we only employ people who demonstrate naturally present qualities of empathy and kindness. We then train them well to enhance their existing skills and experience and offer development opportunities for them to apply to the care of their customers. Our care services are also fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, meaning that you and your loved ones can be confident that we’ll always deliver the consistently high standards of care that we promise to.
How to Arrange Palliative Care in Cambridge
If you would like to learn more about our palliative care service in the Cambridge area, then call our friendly customer care team seven days a week to discuss your options. If you prefer, you can contact us via our website, and we’ll be happy to call you back at a time convenient to you.