Palliative care is a journey you embark on when you have received a diagnosis of a life-limiting – also known as a terminal – illness. You will usually be offered a range of treatments and therapies when you begin palliative care, which while not able to ‘cure’ the condition you’re living with, will enable you to live your best quality of life possible for as long as you can.
Palliative care traditionally continues until you approach the end of your life, referred to as end-of-life care. While it’s presumed that it would usually take place in a hospice or care home setting, palliative care can be delivered in the comfort of your own home, if that’s what you’d prefer. At Helping Hands we’ve been supporting people to live their very best lives possible in the home they love for over 30 years, and our branch teams across England and Wales, including our dedicated home care in Windsor team, will work tirelessly to ensure you experience a holistic, whole-person approach to your care.
As your palliative journey continues, the treatments you’ve been receiving may become less effective and it may be necessary for you to stop treatment or change to something else. If your condition begins to significantly deteriorate after this point and you are considered to be approaching the last few days or weeks of your life then you will begin end of life care. This can also be carried out in your home if you want it to be, and our amazing Windsor carers will be able to support you with every aspect of your daily care, in conjunction with the wider local community healthcare team.
Our Windsor team will be able to provide you with exemplary levels of care every single day, whether you would prefer them on a visiting or live-in basis. Visiting care starts from just 30 minutes per week and can encompass as many calls a day as you need, for durations that suit you, whereas live in care in Windsor gives you and your loved ones that extra level of reassurance that you’re never alone at home and are always supported around the clock.
Remaining in your own home for palliative care means your loved ones can be around you as you wish, your pets will be at your feet where they’ve always been, and you get to enjoy precious views out of your windows or your beloved garden. Our carers are carefully selected for their natural compassion and kindness meaning that you’ll only have the best people around to offer your daily care, as well as support your family at this difficult time.
You’ll be able to relax knowing our carers are coming into your home too, as we thoroughly check their backgrounds and screen them through the DBS, to ensure only suitable people are coming in. In addition, because we’re fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, you and your loved ones will always be able to have the fullest confidence in our levels of service.
To learn more about care at home in Windsor and the surrounding areas, give our customer care team a call today. They are available seven days a week to talk to you, or if you prefer, you can contact us via our website, and we’ll be happy to call you back.