Palliative care is offered when you are living with a terminal or life-limiting condition and focusses on your comfort once potential cures have been exhausted. Palliative care doesn’t mean you’re about to die; in fact, many people receive palliative care for a long time before they approach the end of their life. Palliative care in the North West used to be given in hospitals, nursing homes or hospices exclusively, however more and more people are now choosing to remain in their own homes for palliative care.
As you progress along your palliative care journey you will respond to certain treatments better than others, and your wider healthcare team will look to adapt your medications accordingly. However, one thing that will remain constant is the dedication of your palliative carers as they support you in your own home. Our care packages provide reliable and constant support, on both a visiting and live-in basis, while being flexible enough to change as your needs do. We won’t just support you to come to terms with what’s happening in your life though, we’ll also be an emotional support network for your loved ones as they deal with the changes that are occurring.
Choosing palliative care from Helping Hands’ local home care in the North West team means you’ll always receive exemplary levels of care in your own home. Our carers will support you as much or as little as you need them, from a few hours a week to round-the-clock care, meaning you don’t need to move out and go to a hospice or care home. This means you can keep your loved ones and pets around you until the very end, and by staying in familiar surroundings you’ll benefit emotionally, as well as physically. Our carers come to us with a variety of skills and experience; some have been carers for years whereas some are new to the profession. We support all of our carers to become the very best they can be, learning new ways of caring for people while staying true to our shared ethos for delivering the best possible care. Ultimately, because we’re fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission across the North West, you and your loved ones can be confident in our consistent standards of care delivery.
You can contact us via our website or give our friendly customer care team a call, seven days a week. The best way to learn more though is to pop into your local branch in the North West and meet the care team, and you can find your closest one here.