What Halifax Palliative Care Services are Available?
If you or a loved one are living with a debilitating, life-threatening or terminal illness, you want to make sure your physical health and mental wellbeing are properly supported as soon as possible. Palliative care is a type of care for people with a serious or terminal illness. The primary aims of palliative care are to help you manage your symptoms, reduce pain and ease discomfort. Palliative care is sometimes confused with end-of-life care; however, unlike end-of-life care which is a short-term care option for the final months and weeks of a person’s life, palliative care can last for a number of years and is designed to treat a condition, rather than simply provide comfort and dignity.
Our care can be received either from home or at a residential nursing home. Increasingly people are choosing to stay at home to receive care, rather than uproot and relocate to a new, strange environment. There are numerous benefits to receiving palliative care at home, including but not limited to: increased flexibility of care plans, being able to see loved ones more, being able to live in a familiar, comforting environment, not having to deal with the sale of your house, and being able to enjoy as many of your normal routines as possible. Our palliative care team in Halifax are fully trained to provide you with exceptional palliative care, and to adapt your care provision according to your needs and wishes as your condition changes or progresses.
End of Life Care Options in Halifax
When a loved one only has a few weeks left to live, all priorities shift to ensuring they’re as pain-free and comfortable as possible. All that you want is for them to feel physically and emotionally supported, allowing them to have a dignified, peaceful death. End-of-life care at home provides stable, reassuring support that focuses on easing pain, relieving symptoms, providing companionship and giving peace of mind to the family. The thought of a vulnerable loved one being left alone can be distressing, so it’s invaluable to know that your loved one is being looked after by an expert carer and will never be left without the help they require. Depending on your loved one’s needs, our end-of-life care team in Halifax are able to offer either regular visiting care or round-the-clock live-in care. All of our end-of-life care services are designed around your loved one’s specific requirements and wishes, and can be adapted as we monitor their condition.
Why Choose our Halifax Palliative Care Team?
At Helping Hands, we’ve been providing compassionate, person-centred care for over 30 years. With that level of experience and expertise, it’s fair to say we’re leading the way when it comes to providing home care that makes a genuine difference to people’s lives. Our palliative care service focuses on ensuring you or your loved one feel completely supported as you learn to live with the symptoms of your condition, and can be tailored to your personal wishes and needs. We’re very proud of our wonderful, empathetic carers, all of whom are selectively recruited for their brilliant approach to their work and their genuine desire to care for people. Upon joining the Helping Hands team, every carer receives our award-winning training that fully equips them to support you in your home in whatever way you might need. For your added peace of mind, we’re also fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and the Care Inspectorate Wales, cementing our complete commitment to providing only the very highest standards of care to every customer, every day.
How to Arrange Palliative Care in Halifax
If you’d like to arrange care in Halifax and the surrounding area, or would just like to find out more about our palliative care service, please contact our friendly customer care team today on 0333 222 8231. Or, if you’d prefer, you can get in touch via the ‘contact us’ button our website and arrange a callback at your convenience.