Palliative care is a specialised branch of care that is generally reserved for people living with a serious or terminal illness. It primarily focuses on providing relief from the pain, symptoms and stress caused by a person’s condition, so that the individual can experience as much comfort and confidence as possible. The main goal is to ensure that both the patient and their family are able to experience an improved quality of life through enhanced physical and emotional support.
At Helping Hands, we provide our customers with palliative care in their own homes, rather than requiring them to uproot to a nursing home. This is becoming an increasingly popular choice, with individuals wanting to remain in a place where they feel secure, independent and comfortable. Our brilliant Maidenhead home care team are able to support you at home in a number of ways, from running errands and picking up shopping to providing personal care and helping you manage your symptoms. Whether you need 24-hour care from a live-in carer, or simply a visiting carer a few times a week, we’ll take the time to discuss your wishes with you and assess your condition to ensure you’re completely happy with the support you receive from us.
When a loved one is approaching the final months and weeks of life, it’s likely that they’ll require a more intensive level of care. End of life care focuses on providing your loved one with a peaceful, comfortable and pain-free end of life, allowing them to pass with dignity. Through managing pain levels, alleviating symptoms and providing as much physical and emotional support as possible, end-of-life care gives your loved one the best possible quality of life as they approach the end.
At Helping Hands, we provide end-of-life care to our customers in their own homes, rather than in an end-of-life hospice or a residential care home. Receiving end-of-life care at home helps to provide reassurance and comfort to a loved one. Seemingly small things such as the presence of a family pet, a favourite view or a familiar scent can go a long way in putting someone at ease with their situation, especially if they’re living with a type of dementia or are experiencing high levels of anxiety. Plus receiving care at home gives you far greater flexibility over things like meals, visiting hours and bed times.
With over 30 years’ experience of providing home care to thousands of people across England and Wales, Helping Hands truly are experts when it comes to helping our customers to be as independent, confident and comfortable as possible. Our brilliant team of carers are all selectively recruited for their empathy and dedication to providing person-centred care. When they start with us, every carer is enrolled on our award-winning training programme which equips them to provide expert care to customers with a wide range of conditions, and they will then continue to receive regular refresher training which allows them to stay abreast of the latest industry standards and best practices. And, for your peace of mine, we’re fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, which means that every aspect of our care provision is monitored independently.
If you’d like to arrange care in Maidenhead or the surrounding area, you can contact our friendly customer support team seven days a week on 0333 060 9670. Or, if you’d prefer, you can use the Contact Us form on our website to arrange a callback at your personal convenience.