Palliative care is specialised medical care for people with life-limiting or terminal illnesses. Palliative care is a pathway that you undertake after diagnosis of a serious illness, but it doesn’t mean you are about to die – many people remain on the palliative pathway for years before their condition deteriorates significantly. Your support will focus on providing relief from the symptoms, pain and emotional trauma, not just for you but for your loved ones as well. The goal of palliative care is to ensure you live the best quality of life you can for as long as possible. Our amazing care team in Newbury will ensure that you are cared for expertly throughout your palliative care journey, whether you choose our visiting or live-in care service.
When the end is drawing near and it’s become clear that there are only weeks or days left to live, all of us are hopeful that our passing will be dignified and peaceful and most of us would choose to be in the comfortable, familiar surroundings of our own home if we could choose. Remaining in the home you love, surrounded by the people and pets that mean everything to you for end of life care is not just more preferable for you, it will also comfort your loved ones as this very difficult and sad time.
Receiving palliative care at home means that you get to remain in the place you love most, surrounded by the people, pets and place that represents a life well-lived. You’ll naturally feel less anxious in your own home, as well as not be subject to rules about how many people can visit you and at what times. You’ll have one-to-one care from your dedicated Newbury carer who will be a part of your wider palliative community care team, meaning that regardless of whether you’ve selected visiting or live-in care from us, you’ll always have someone with you to ensure that any changes in condition will be noticed and responded to quickly. Helping Hands has been providing palliative care at home for our customers for over 30 years, and because our fully managed service is regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, you and your loved ones will know you’re in the best hands.
Talk to our friendly and knowledgeable customer care team today to discover how we could be supporting you throughout the Newbury area, they’re available seven days a week to take your call. Alternatively, contact us via our website and we’ll be happy to call you back.