If you or a loved one are living with a serious or terminal illness, such as types of dementia or advanced cancer, you may find yourself requiring additional support to help you live with your condition and manage your symptoms. Palliative care is a dedicated type of care that is designed specifically for people with a terminal illness, and focuses primarily on ensuring that the person receiving care is physically and emotionally supported to allow for the best possible quality of life.
Until recently, palliative care has almost universally been received in a residential care home or an end-of-life hospice. However, a growing number of people are now choosing to instead receive palliative care at home, where they’re able to receive high quality, bespoke support in a place filled with fond memories and surrounded by the people they love. At Helping Hands, we’ve been providing dedicated home care to people since 1989, so it’s safe to say we’re experts at helping people to remain independent and confident in their own homes.
End of life care is a specialised branch of care that seeks to provide support to people entering the final months and weeks of life. As a person approaches the end of their life, their condition can often deteriorate rapidly and the symptoms of their condition require a much more intensive level of care. End-of-life care primarily focuses on alleviating pain, managing symptoms and providing as much comfort and support as possible to allow for a peaceful, dignified end of life.
If you have a loved one who currently requires end-of-life care or will soon need it, our brilliant team of end-of-life carers in Doncaster can help. Our care team are able to provide your loved one with flexible, dedicated end-of-life care in the comfort and familiarity of their own home. Receiving end-of-life care at home, as opposed to moving to a residential care home, can be greatly beneficial. Remaining in a familiar environment, with personal furniture and much-loved views, provides an added reassurance and lessens the stress during what can be an emotional time. Staying at home also allows you to be more flexible in the care you receive, so you can choose a level of care that is better tailored to your specific needs and that can be adapted as your condition progresses.
With over 30 years of home care experience, Helping Hands are perfectly placed to support our customers with compassionate, expert palliative care. Our brilliant carers are all hand-picked for their shared values of empathy and dedication, and their desire to provide person-centred care that helps people to maintain their independence, confidence and dignity. All of our carers undertake our award-winning training, which equips them to meet a wide range of care needs, and they also enrol on regular refresher courses to ensure they’re always using the best care practices and are complying with industry standards. Plus, to provide our customers with added peace of mind about our care service, we’re fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, who independently monitor every aspect of our care provision.
If you or a loved one require our home care Doncaster team, please call our friendly customer care team today to find out how we can help. Or, if you’d prefer, you can use the Contact Us button on our website to arrange a callback at your convenience.