What Derby Palliative Care Services are Available?
Palliative care is specialised medical care that focuses on providing pain relief, symptom management and emotional support to people living with serious or terminal illnesses. It also provides family and friends with all the support they might require as they come to terms with what can be a very difficult period of time. People who require palliative care might include those living with types of dementia, advanced cancer and motor neuron disease (MND). Depending on the nature and stage of their condition, some people might receive palliative care for years while others will receive it for a shorter period of time.
At Helping Hands, we provide dedicated palliative home care that allows you or your loved one to receive all the emotional and physical support you need whilst living in the home you’re familiar with and surrounded by the people you love. An increasing number of people are now choosing to receive palliative care at home, rather than move to a care home or a hospice. The added convenience and independence of staying at home means it’s much easier to maintain routines and see loved ones on a regular basis. Plus, our palliative home care packages are completely flexible around your specific wishes, meaning they can be adapted as the condition progresses. Whether you need support with pain management, continence care, companionship, dressing and bathing, meal preparation or much more, our brilliant carers are dedicated to providing an exceptional level of care that gives you or your loved one as much dignity, independence and peacefulness as possible.
End of Life Care Options in Derby
End of life care is a branch of care that is specifically for people entering the final few months or weeks of their life. During what can be a very painful time for the individual and a distressing time for those close to them, end of life care provides an increased level of physical and emotional support that is designed to ease pain, reduce symptoms, give dignity and allow for as much normality and stability as possible. Our end of life home care allows your loved one to receive all the support and attention they’d normally get at a residential care home, but from the comfortable, peaceful and familiar surroundings of their own home. Small things around the home – such as a familiar scent, a piece of artwork with a backstory or a much-loved pet – can make a big difference in helping someone to feel peaceful, dignified and emotionally supported. Whether your loved one needs live-in care for round-the-clock support or regular visiting care to provide personal and physical assistance, our Derby care team are able to offer bespoke packages of end of life care that are designed for each person’s specific condition.
Why Choose our Derby Palliative Care Team?
With over 30 years of home care experience and expertise, it’s easy to see why we’re such a trusted name across England and Wales. We’re committed to providing only the very highest standards of home care, and our dedicated, empathetic carers share our commitment to excellence. We have a careful recruitment process that ensures we only employ people who embrace our person-centred, compassionate approach to caring, and all of our carers are enrolled on our award-winning training programme which is then reinforced by regular refresher courses. We’re also independently regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, giving you added peace of mind about our commitment to daily excellence.
How to Arrange Palliative Care in Derby
If you’d like to find out more about our palliative care service in Derby and the local area, our friendly customer care team are available to talk to seven days a week on 0330 037 0369 and would be very happy to assist you with any queries you may have. Alternatively, you can also contact us via or website to arrange a call back at your convenience.