Palliative care is a specific type of care that helps people who are living with a serious or terminal illness, such as types of dementia or advanced cancer. Its primary purpose is to ensure the comfort, dignity and mental wellbeing of the patient for as long as possible as their condition progresses. If you or a loved one have received a terminal diagnosis, the need for palliative care will probably arise at some point. At Helping Hands, we’ve been providing life-enhancing home care since 1989, and have helped thousands of people to enjoy more independence and dignity in their final years and months.
In years gone by, the traditional way to receive palliative care in the UK has been to move to a hospice or a residential care home. However, people are increasingly discovering the benefits of palliative care being provided for them at home – particularly the additional emotional support and flexibility that can be offered. Our packages of care are fully tailored to your specific needs and wishes, and our superb carers can adapt your care plan as your condition progresses. We’re committed to ensuring we provide empathetic, person-centred care to each and every person we support.
When your loved one is entering the final months and weeks of their life, their condition can progress rapidly – and so can their care needs. End of life care is a dedicated branch of care that is specifically designed to ease physical symptoms and provide practical and emotional support for people in the final stages of life. At Helping Hands, our empathetic, specialised end of life care focuses on ensuring that people are able to stay at home, in a familiar and comforting environment, until the end arrives. Our superb carers will do their utmost to make sure your loved one’s needs are being fulfilled and their symptoms are being managed, while also making sure that the family feels supported and involved in the care journey. Often it’s the small things, such as a familiar room or a much-loved view, that make home care a preferred option for many. Home care also makes it much easier to have your own personalised, flexible care plan that’s more suited to your loved one’s needs and allows them to spend more precious time with family and friends. And, with Helping Hands, you can be completely confident that you’re being cared for by experienced end of life care experts. We also offer live in care in Walsall.
With over 30 years’ experience in providing dedicated, expert home care to people across England and Wales, it’s little surprise that so many people trust us to offer an exceptional level of palliative and end of life care for their loved one(s). Our wonderful carers are all selectively recruited for their empathy, dedication and desire to provide a care service that goes the extra mile in ensuring our customers feel completely supported. Upon joining Helping Hands, all of our carers receive our award-winning training, as well as regular refresher courses, equipping them to deliver expert care for people living with a wide range of conditions in the comfort of their own home. And, for added peace of mind, our care service is independently regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, which means we’re completely committed to providing an exceptionally high level of care on a daily basis.