Palliative care is a type of care that is dedicated to people with a serious or terminal illness, such as advanced cancer or types of dementia, and is generally given to people during the final years or months or their life. Coming to terms with a terminal diagnosis can be a difficult process, both for the individual concerned and those close to them. If you or a loved one are living with a terminal illness, palliative care is a great way to receive holistic, specialist assistance that gives you the physical, emotional and social support that you need as your condition changes and develops.
Traditionally, palliative care has been received in a residential nursing home or a hospice. However, recently there’s been a trend of people choosing to have palliative care at home, in an environment filled with fond memories, familiar faces and personal furnishings. At Helping Hands, we’ve been helping people to stay comfortable, independent and dignified in their own homes for over 30 years with our expert home care. Our palliative home care service can be completely tailored to your particular needs and wishes, and as our carers monitor your condition they can adapt your care provision as needed. Whatever your needs, and however simple or complex they might be, our superb carers will always be happy to go above and beyond to ensure you have the best quality of life possible at home.
As a loved one is approaching the final months or weeks of their life, their condition can often become extremely unstable and unpredictable. This can be a difficult and distressing period for not just your loved one but also everyone close to them. End of life care is a specialised branch of care that is designed specifically for people who are approaching the end. It’s only natural that you want your loved one to be as comfortable, dignified and pain-free as possible during their final weeks, and that’s exactly what end of life care seeks to achieve. Through medical assistance, physical assistance and emotional support, end of life carers will give your loved one the best quality of life possible as their condition progresses. At Helping Hands, we’re able to provide expert end of life care to your loved one in the comfortable, familiar surroundings of their own home. Being able to stay at home to receive end of life care can help your loved one to feel reassured and emotionally supported. Seemingly insignificant but familiar things about the home environment often play a large part in helping someone to feel peaceful and can help take their mind off symptoms. Staying at home also allows for more flexibility around your care plan, giving you more precious time to spend with family and friends.
At Helping Hands, we’ve been providing compassionate, people-centred home care for over 30 years. We’re able to draw on our extensive experience in the care industry to provide you with a holistic, flexible package of palliative care that will fully suit your specific needs and wishes. We’re very selective in our recruitment process – we’ll only employ a carer if we believe they truly share our desire to provide empathetic, high quality care on a daily basis. All of our carers are enrolled on our award-winning training programme when they join the company, which equips them to perform a wide range of tasks including manual handling, administering medication and mobility assistance. Plus their training is regularly topped up with refresher courses, ensuring they’re always up to date with the latest best practices and industry regulations. We also make sure all of our care provision is independently regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales.