Since 1989, we’ve helped tens of thousands of people across England and Wales to remain independent and secure in the homes that they love, surrounded by friends and family. In that time, we’ve developed the experience and expertise to know how to deliver home care services that truly make a difference to our customers’ lives and livelihoods. One of the care services that we offer is palliative care, which is a branch of care reserved for people living with a progressive or terminal illness such as types of dementia or advanced cancer.
There is no set time frame for palliative care – it can last anywhere from a few weeks to several years, depending on the severity of your condition and the rate at which it develops. With palliative care from Helping Hands, our compassionate, highly trained carers will focus on providing dedicated care that helps you manage the symptoms of your condition and reduce any pain you might be experiencing. Our ultimate goal is to allow you to enjoy the best possible quality of life whilst ensuring your loved ones also feel supported every step of the way.
When a loved one is approaching the final months or weeks of life, it’s likely they’ll require an additional level of support to help them manage from day to day and limit any symptoms they might be experiencing. The aim of end-of-life care is to ensure you’re able to spend the precious time you have left with as much dignity and comfort as possible, as well as making sure all friends and family are receiving the necessary emotional, physical and mental support. Staying at home to receive end of life care means your loved one will be able to remain in familiar, comforting surroundings, surrounded by loved ones.
Our wonderful Kettering care team are fully trained to provide you or your loved one with dedicated one-to-one support. We’re very proud of our Kettering carers – they’ve all been specifically recruited for their family values and compassionate, personable approach to their care, and have undergone numerous background checks before starting with us.
We also want to make sure that every carer is fully supported in their training, primarily so that they’re perfectly placed to give you the very best care but also so that they have progression opportunities. That’s why all of our carers receive our award-winning training programme when they start with us, and will continue to participate in regular refresher courses so that they’re able to support you with things such as moving and handling, medication, first aid, dementia care and so much more.
If you’d like to explore your palliative care options with our Kettering care team, please get in touch with our friendly customer support team. They’re available seven days a week, and will always be happy to assist with any queries you may have. Alternatively, you can contact us via our website and arrange a convenient time for us to call you.