If you or a loved one are living with a serious or terminal illness, there may come a point in your condition at which you need extra assistance to manage your daily routines and personal care. Palliative care is a particular branch of care for people living with a degenerative or terminal illness that supports them to have the best quality of life for as long as possible. The main focuses of palliative care are person-centred. A serious or terminal illness can be physically and emotionally debilitating, so palliative care aims to ensure that person is physically and emotionally supported through pain relief, managing symptoms, maximising comfort and supporting their independence.
At Helping Hands, we provide palliative care to people in their own home, rather than requiring them to move to a residential nursing home or a hospice. Having to move out of your home to receive care can be a stressful, traumatic experience that pulls you out of your comfort zone and away from everything that’s familiar to you. Receiving palliative care at home allows you to remain in familiar, much-loved surroundings where you can enjoy all the home comforts that you’re used to and are surrounded by people you love. Our brilliant palliative carers in Southport will take the time to fully understand your condition, your limitations, your requirements and your wishes, and will design a bespoke package of care that meets all of your support needs. Our palliative care experts are then able to monitor your condition as it progresses and recommend alterations to your care plan as and when necessary. The most important thing to us is that you feel completely supported and empowered every step of the way.
End of life care is similar to palliative care, but it differs slightly in that it is more specifically geared towards people who are in the final months, weeks or even days of life. The primary aim of end of life care is to ensure that the care recipient is as comfortable and peaceful as possible and is able to experience a dignified death, having been supported and looked after every step of the way. Everyone will have different care requirements when it comes to end-of-life care, so at Helping Hands we adopt a holistic, flexible approach that ensures every base is covered and all areas of need can be met. Whether your loved one needs full-time, round-the-clock support and companionship from a live-in carer, or someone to visit several times a day to manage the housework, prepare meals and provide personal care, our compassionate team of carers in Southport will be able to offer a package of care that works for each individual’s specific needs. We also understand that this is often a process that affects the whole family, so we ensure you’re always involved and supported every step of the way.
Our Southport palliative care team consists of a wonderful group of kind, compassionate carers who have all been selectively recruited for their empathetic qualities and their dedication to supporting you or your loved one with life-transforming, person-centred care. With over 30 years’ experience in providing home care to people across England and Wales and an award-winning training programme for all of our care staff, we at Helping Hands are perfectly placed to evaluate your care needs and provide you with a package of support that is tailored to your specific wishes and requirements. All of our private carers undergo thorough background checks before joining to ensure they’re suitable for a care-based role, and also receive regular refresher training that helps them keep up to date with all the best care practices and industry standards. As a private care provider, we’re also able to give our customers added peace of mind by being independently regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales. Both of these bodies monitor every aspect of our care to ensure we’re providing exceptional care to every customer, every day.
If you’d like to find out more about our palliative care in Southport and the surrounding area, please don’t hesitate to contact our brilliant customer care team who will always be more than happy to help. You can either call them on 0333 222 8231, or get in touch via the ‘Contact Us’ button on our website to arrange a callback at your convenience.