Palliative care is a type of care for people living with a progressive or terminal illness. Palliative care requirements will differ from person to person, depending on a variety of factors such as severity and stage of condition, symptoms and mobility. The time frame for palliative care can be anything from a few weeks to several years.
Historically, people requiring palliative care would typically move into a residential care home or a hospice to receive round-the-clock care and support. However, palliative home care has become an increasingly popular option in recent times, with people beginning to appreciate the benefits provided by a familiar, comfortable home environment. At Helping Hands, we offer bespoke palliative care that allows you or your loved one to remain at home and enjoy as much independence and normality as possible while we manage your symptoms and provide you with physical and emotional support. Our exceptional carers are fully trained to meet your needs, however straightforward or complex they might be. From preparing meals and helping you move around the house, to providing continence care and managing a stoma or catheter, they’ll do their utmost to give you as much dignity and comfort as possible as your condition develops.
The final few weeks of a loved one’s life are often a distressing time for everyone concerned. End of life care is designed to provide emotional and physical support for people living with terminal illnesses and their loved ones as the end nears. At Helping Hands, the main objective of our end of life care is to give your loved one the best quality of life possible in their final days whilst managing the symptoms of their condition and allowing them to stay at home, comfortable and dignified. We adopt a compassionate, holistic approach to end of life care, because we want to make sure your loved one’s needs are all being looked after and that the whole family feels fully supported. It may be that your loved one requires live-in care in Manchester to provide round-the-clock support; we’re able to provide a specially trained and carefully chosen carer to live with your loved one, assisting them with their day-to-day needs and closely monitoring their condition to ensure they’re receiving all the help they need. Or, if preferred, we also offer care visits at allocated time slots throughout the day. Whatever you or your loved one needs, our end of life care service is fully flexible around your wishes and requirements.
Our brilliant home care in Manchester team are on hand to provide you or your loved one with dedicated, expert palliative home care. We’ve been providing person-centred home care since 1989, providing thousands of people with practical support, assisted living and dignity. Whatever your condition and however straightforward or complex your needs, our brilliant carers will be able to provide you with a flexible, bespoke package of care that give you all the support you need whilst allowing you to remain at home. We’re extremely proud of our brilliant carers; they truly are our biggest asset, and they’ll always go out of their way to ensure you receive all the assistance you need. When they start with us, every carer undertakes our award-winning training, and will then also receive regular refresher courses to ensure they’re fully up to date with new practices and guidance. Plus, for added peace of mind, we’re completely regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, which means our standards of care are constantly being monitored and evaluated.
If you’d like to discuss our palliative care service in Manchester, or are simply looking for more information about what palliative care involves, our helpful customer care team are available seven days a week. Or, if you’d prefer, you can get in touch via our website to arrange a callback.