When you or your loved one receives a terminal diagnosis, you may find there are areas of life in which you need added support. Palliative care is a dedicated branch of care that is specifically for people who are living with a terminal illness, and is designed to provide increased levels of emotional and physical support. The ultimate objective of palliative care is to improve quality of life, reduce pain, relieve symptoms and decrease stress levels.
Traditionally, people seeking palliative care have moved out of their own home and into a residential care home in order to receive the level of care they require. This trend is beginning to shift, however, with more and more people now opting to receive palliative care in their own home where they feel comfortable, independent and peaceful. Our Durham care team are able to provide you or your loved one with a bespoke, comprehensive package of person-centred care that is fully tailored to your specific needs and wishes and can be adapted as the condition progresses. Whether you need someone to run errands and do your shopping, or personal care and medication support, our brilliant carers are always willing to go above and beyond to ensure you feel fully supported at home.
As your loved one’s condition develops, you may find their care needs change or increase. In the final few weeks of life, care requirements can become increasingly complex and demanding. End of life care is a specialised type of palliative care that focuses on helping people to live with as much dignity and peacefulness as possible until the end comes, through managing physical symptoms and providing mental and emotional support for all involved. At Helping Hands, we understand how important it is that your loved one receives all the care and support that they require, so we work with our customers to tailor a package of care that is specifically suited to the particular needs and wishes of each individual. Being able to provide your loved one with end of life care in their home gives them the opportunity to spend their final months and weeks in a place they’re familiar with, surrounded by fond memories, familiar views, cherished possessions and people who love them.
We’ve been providing dedicated, compassionate home care to our customers since 1989, so when you choose Helping Hands as your care provider, you know we’ve got the know-how to meet your requirements and wishes. Our brilliant carers are given expert training that allows them to support you with just about everything, from manual handling to medication, and are passionate about ensuring you’re able to enjoy as much independence and normality as possible. Plus, for added peace of mind, we’re fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales which means we’re fully committed to extremely highly standards of care day in, day out.
If you’d like to find out more about palliative care or end of life care in Durham, you can contact our friendly customer care team seven days a week on 0330 037 0369. You can also get in touch with us via our website, and we’d be happy to give you a call back at your convenience.