What Kent Palliative Care Services are Available?
When you or your loved one receive a terminal diagnosis, it can feel like a massive hammer blow to the whole family. A terminal illness can be distressing for both the person living with it and those close to them. At Helping Hands, we have over 30 years’ experience in providing specialist palliative home care that helps you cope with the challenges and complexities posed by terminal illness, and gives you as much independence and normality as possible.
Palliative care is a specific type of care that is designed to assist and support people living with a terminal illness. It focuses on helping people to deal with and lessen the symptoms and side effects of their illness, and to make them feel as comfortable, energised and pain-free as possible. Our wonderful Kent care team have been trained to provide a level of palliative care that supports your physical, emotional and mental wellbeing, and will go above and beyond to ensure you receive all the assistance you need in the familiar surroundings of your own home.
End of Life Care Options in Kent
As well as palliative care, we also provide specialised end of life care. When your loved one is approaching the last few weeks of their life, there’s nothing you want more than to make sure they’re as pain-free, comfortable and calm as possible. Our end of life care supports your loved one’s emotional and physical wellbeing to allow them to remain in the home they love, where they have cherished memories and familiar, comfortable surroundings. Whether you require a live-in carer to provide round-the-clock support or regular visiting care, we’re able to put together a flexible package of car that is fully tailored to your wishes and requirements. Helping Hands carers are fully trained in manual handling, medication support, first aid and much more beside, and can provide help around the home in a number of ways, including: preparing and washing up meals, running errands, continence care, personal care, support with pain management, and doing housework. Our number one priority is to make sure our customers feel comfortable and reassured during their final days.
Why Choose our Kent Palliative Care Team?
Our brilliant Kent palliative care team are standing by to meet your palliative and end of life care needs. All of our carers undergo full background checks and are carefully recruited for their empathy, dedication and person-centred approach to care. When they join Helping Hands, every carer is enrolled on our extensive, award-winning training programme that equips them to provide exceptional palliative care. And, to ensure we maintain our high standards of care each and every day, we’re independently regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, giving you peace of mind about our care provision.
How to Arrange Palliative Care in Kent
If you’d like to find out more about palliative care or end of life care in Kent, our friendly customer care team are available to talk to seven days a week on 0330 037 0369. Alternatively, you can contact us via our website and we’ll be happy to call you back.