Palliative care is a type of care that is reserved 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 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.
We think the world of our Southampton care team – they truly are exceptional, and they’ll always go above and beyond to ensure our customers are receiving the very best care. All of our care staff have been recruited specifically for their compassionate, empathetic personalities because we believe those traits are absolutely essential in a carer. We also perform thorough background checks before anyone joins Helping Hands because we want to be absolutely certain that they’re going to be the sort of person you’d want in your home.
When they start with us, all carers are enrolled in our award-winning training programme, and they’ll continue to participate in refresher courses so that they’re always up to date with the latest care industry standards and best practices. And, for your added peace of mind, the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales provide independent regulation of all of our care provisions, so you know we’re fully committed to achieving exceptionally high standards of care each and every day.
If you or a loved one would like to arrange palliative care in Southampton or the surrounding area, please call our friendly customer support team today. Alternatively, you can contact us via our website to arrange a callback at your convenience.