Receiving the news that you have a life-limiting condition is never easy for either the person getting the news or their loved ones, and its natural that worries about eventual care needs will be at the forefront of everyone’s minds. To talk to someone and get some clarification about the care available in your own home, talk to Helping Hands, as we’ve been delivering exceptional palliative care for our customers across England and Wales for more than 30 years. We specialise in providing person-centred care in our customers’ homes so that they don’t have to leave and move into a care home, and our dedicated expert team providing home care in Nantwich will help you understand your options.
Palliative care is the programme of care you’ll embark upon once your condition is no longer in a position to be successfully treated, however this doesn’t mean you aren’t going to live much longer; on the contrary, palliative care can sometimes last for years. However, as your condition deteriorates you may find that the tasks you used to do for yourself at home become increasingly difficult, which is where our amazing visiting and live-in carers prove their worth.
You may have always lived independently and want to remain doing so, which is totally understandable. After all, not everyone wants to move out of their beloved home and into a care home, and there’s no reason why you should. Our carers can come to you at home as your sole carers, as part of a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, or to give your family carers a break. We will fit around your personal circumstances and ensure that your daily routines continue as they always have, whether that’s getting you out of bed, preparing nourishing food, or helping to keep your house clean and tidy. We can also accompany you to medical appointments, take you out for the day to keep your spirits up, or just sit down with a cuppa and have a chat.
We get thousands of applications from people wanting to be Helping Hands carers, but we are very particular about who joins us. This is because we’re looking for a special set of naturally occurring skills in the people we employ, namely a dedication to promoting independence and delivering person-centred care. Because we specialise in providing care in our customers’ homes, we know how best to ensure that your care is carried out, and because we design your package of care for you personally, your palliative care will always revolve around your own requirements. Crucially though, it will be flexible enough to change as your needs do, and mould around the care you need at that time.
If you would like to discuss your palliative care needs with our customer support team, you can do so seven days a week. They are available via our instant web chat service, or you can talk to them over the phone. Alternatively, you may prefer to pop in and speak to your local branch team and you can find your closest branch here.