Palliative care means the pathway of treatments you will embark upon when you are living with a life-limiting – or terminal – illness. Palliative care does not mean you are about to die; in fact, many people embarking on palliative care will remain on it for years before their condition deteriorates significantly. While treatments won’t be able cure the condition in question, they will instead be aimed at sustaining a good quality of life for as long as possible, while focussing on a person’s all-round holistic wellbeing. This is where the Christchurch home care team will be able to support you fully with your care needs at home while you traverse palliative care. Thanks to our over 30 years of experience, you know you’ll always be in the best hands.
When your palliative care treatments have been completed it may be that your condition begins to deteriorate, and the medical team may not have any other treatment options left available. When they recognise that a person’s life is entering the last few weeks or days of life they will consider the person to be at the end of their life. End of life is obviously a very distressing time for both the person and their loved ones, which is why Helping Hands’ Christchurch care team can offer end of life care that takes into account not just your needs but the emotional requirements of the people around you too. Your carer will care for you compassionately and professionally, working seamlessly with any other healthcare professionals in your home, so that you and your loved ones know you are being cared for exactly as you wish.
Palliative care at home means that you won’t have to relocate to residential care just at a time when you’d rather be around things that represent a life well-lived, as well as the people and pets that mean everything to you. It may be that you have a precious garden that you’ve watched bloom over the decades or grandchildren that you see everyday, but when you’re cared for at home you know these things will continue without interruption. Your routines will continue to be followed thanks to your bespoke package of care that will include a personalised support plan detailing exactly how you want your care to be carried out. In addition, because we’re fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, you are assured of the highest standards of care delivery every single day.
Talk to our friendly customer care team today about palliative care at home in Christchurch. They’re available seven days a week to take your call, or if you prefer, you can contact us via our website, and we’ll be happy to call you back.