Palliative care is the care you receive after being diagnosed with a life-limiting condition, and this type of care can last for months, and even years in some cases. Traditionally, palliative care used to be carried out in hospitals, hospices or care homes and there wasn’t a lot of choice for patients in where they spent their illness or being able to plan the details of their passing in advance. Nowadays though, healthcare aims to be much more person-centred, preferring to focus on a holistic or ‘whole-person’ approach, meaning that the person gets to say where they remain as their treatment is undertaken and after it is completed. Our Weston-super-Mare care team are all home care experts and will support you with your palliative care needs, both as you go through your treatment and afterwards.
Palliative care also includes end of life care, although this isn’t considered until you’re clearly in the last weeks or days of life. Your medical team will discuss your options after it becomes clear whether your treatment has been effective, and they will ensure that you are kept as comfortable as possible and any pain managed effectively. End of life care can also be undertaken in your own home by your Weston team, and many people now choose to spend their last days in the home they love, surrounded by precious people and pets, as well as comforting objects and mementoes of a life well-lived.
Palliative care at home means you get to spend your time in the home that you love, without lengthy stays in hospital, hospice or care home. You may have lived in your home for many years, raised a family there or enjoyed hobbies and socialising, so you should be able to stay in a place that surrounds you with so many happy memories. Being able to look out of a window and see the view that you’ve always loved, the flowers and trees that you once planted, or grandchildren playing in the garden is priceless, and will sustain your emotional wellbeing much more positively than being in an anonymous room would.
Because Helping Hands offers a fully managed visiting and live-in care service in Weston, we can be trusted to provide the highest standards of care, and thanks to being regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, our standards of service are second to none. Add to that the high levels of training that our carers receive and supervision from our nursing team and you’ve got a home care company with over 30 years’ experience that will care for you or your loved ones expertly.
Call us today to talk to our friendly team of customer care specialists and let them advise you on care options for you or your loved ones, seven days a week. Alternatively, contact us via our website and we’ll be happy to call you back.