Palliative care is a type of care that focuses on providing physical and emotional support to someone living with a serious or terminal illness. The type and frequency of palliative care required may vary from person to person depending on their condition and what stage it’s at, but it generally focuses on providing respite and pain relief to the individual rather than specifically focusing on their disease. The primary objective of palliative care is to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life.
Until recently, most people have received palliative care in a residential nursing home or hospice. However, palliative home care is becoming an increasingly popular option among people looking to enjoy the reassuring familiarity of their home environment during their final years and months. At Helping Hands, we’re a specialist home care provider. Since 1989, we’ve helped thousands of people to remain independent, comfortable and secure in their own homes. Our brilliant palliative care team in Kent are trained to assist you in whatever way you need; from medication support and continence care to looking after your pets, picking up shopping and performing housekeeping duties.
End of life care is similar to palliative care, but is more specifically tailored to the set of needs that arise when your loved one is coming to the last few months and weeks of their life. As people enter the final stages of life, their physical condition rapidly changes, and so do their support needs. We fully appreciate how physically and emotionally draining it can be for both the person living with the terminal illness and those close to them. Our end of life care provides a stable, empathetic source of support that is designed to provide people with dignity, peacefulness and the best quality of life possible as they approach the end of their life. For your loved one, receiving end of life care at home provides them with a reassuring, comfortable environment that’s filled with cherished memories and allows them to spend as much precious time as possible with friends and family. Our end of life home care also offers more flexibility than a residential care home, for instance, as we’ll be able to tailor each day around your needs and wishes.
At Helping Hands, we’ve got over 30 years of experience and expertise in providing compassionate, dedicated care to people living with a wide range of conditions. Our highly-trained home care Leicester team share our company-wide values of empathy and dedication, and are able to provide a bespoke package of care that is specifically tailored to your or your loved one’s individual requirements. All of our carers receive award-winning training, both when they join and through regular refresher courses, to ensure they’re best placed to give you the exceptional level of care you require. Plus, to give you added reassurance about our high care standards, we’re fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and the Care Inspectorate Wales.
For more information about palliative and end of life care in Leicester, or to discuss your needs and wishes, please call our friendly customer care team on 0330 037 0369. They’re available to talk to seven days a week, and will be able to assist with any queries you may have. Alternatively, you can request a callback from us through our website. We also offer live in care in Leicester.