If you are living with a life-limiting or terminal disease and are put on a palliative care pathway you may be thinking that it means you haven’t long left to live, but that isn’t the case at all. Being offered palliative care as part of your wellbeing programme means that your condition will be managed as effectively as possible while treatment options are explored and many people receive it for years before their conditions deteriorates significantly. While end of life care is the most likely conclusion of the palliative care pathway, there is no reason to feel you haven’t long left to live, just because palliative care is mooted. Remaining in your own home in Taunton for palliative care is becoming a much preferred option for people in the local area, as it means you can receive the care and treatment you need while being around the people and pets you love, in comforting and familiar surroundings. Helping Hands can offer palliative care on either a visiting or live-in basis, depending on the severity of your condition and the complexity of your care needs.
Your palliative care journey may last for years before your condition becomes end of life, but as those last few weeks and days approach it’s important to you and your family that you are being cared for in the place you want to be. You’ll only progress to end of life care when it’s become clear that treatment options are exhausted, or you have made the decision to do so, and when this time comes you’ll want to be supported both emotionally and physically, while knowing that your loved ones are being supported through such a difficult time too. Our compassionate carers will be able to nurture your loved ones as well as you, meaning you receive a whole-person approach that ensures your holistic wellbeing is at the forefront of everyone’s priorities.
Remaining in the home you love for your palliative care journey is so beneficial to your emotional wellbeing, but you need to be assured that you will have an amazing team of people taking care of your every need while at home. Your local Taunton care team will ensure that every aspect of your care is their top priority and you’ll quickly become used to your friendly and compassionate care team being in your home. Being in your own home and receiving care means you are in surroundings that you love, bringing comfort to both you and those who love you, while not being subject to visiting times or visitor limits. At Helping Hands we have been supporting customer on their palliative care journeys for over 30 years, so you can be confident that we really are the homecare experts and will support you with every aspect of your care, including medication, personal care and nutrition requirements. We are fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, so you and your loved ones know you’ll receive consistent high standards of care.
Call us today to discover how we could be making all the difference to your palliative care journey, or that of a loved one. Our friendly customer care team are available seven days a week to advise you on your care options, or alternatively, contact us via our website and we’ll be happy to call you back.