What Leeds Palliative Care Services are Available?
Palliative care focuses on assisting those who are living with a terminal diagnosis. Palliative care is similar to end of life care, with the difference being that it can sometimes be needed for a longer period of time, where end of life care is specifically designed to help people who are approaching the final stages of life.
Increasingly, people are finding that receiving palliative care at home is in many ways a preferable alternative to moving to a care home. At Helping Hands, we’ve been providing home care for over 30 years, and our brilliant carers are expertly trained to provide an exceptionally high level of palliative care. The main aim of our palliative care is to provide our customers with as much comfort, dignity and quality of life as possible in the comfortable and familiar surroundings of the home they love.
End of Life Care Options in Leeds
End of life care is a specialised type of care that we provide for people in the final stages of their life. When your friend or family member is approaching the end of their life, the only thing on your mind is making sure they’re as comfortable, content and peaceful as possible. We’re able to provide either visiting care or live-in care to suit your loved one’s needs and give everyone involved a high level of emotional and practical support.
Our dedicated, empathetic carers are full trained, and are able to support your loved one in a number of ways – whether through providing companionship, personal care, running errands, doing housework, assisting with medication and mobility, or more. Our number one priority is ensuring you and your loved one are supported in every way you need through what can be a difficult and emotional period.
Why Choose our Leeds Palliative Care Team?
There are multiple benefits to staying at home for palliative care, rather than having to move to a residential care home or a hospice. One of the main reasons why people choose to stay at home is because it gives them the opportunity to spend more time with friends and family. Being at home provides you with much more flexibility regarding who you can see and when you can see them, resulting in a far higher level of mental and emotional support. The familiarity of the home environment is also a significant factor in receiving palliative care at home; small things such as a favourite armchair or a piece of artwork with a back story can play a large role in providing your loved one with reassurance and helping them to feel at peace as their condition progresses.
To ensure we’re only ever providing the highest possible standard of care, we selectively recruit our carers. Upon enrolling, every carer receives our award-winning training, as well as regular refresher courses, so they’re fully equipped to support your loved one with moving and handling, medication, administering first aid and more. Plus, our branch is regulated by the Care Quality Commission, alongside the Care Inspectorate Wales, which means that our care practices and standards are constantly being monitored and assessed.
How to Arrange Palliative Care in Leeds
If you would like more information about palliative care in Leeds, please get in touch today on on 0333 222 8231. They’ll be available every day of the week to discuss your or your loved one’s care requirements and wishes. Or, if you’d prefer, you can get in touch via the website, and we’ll be happy to get back to you.