Palliative care is a dedicated branch of care that is reserved for people who are living with a serious or terminal illness, such as types of dementia or advanced cancer. Depending on the nature of a person’s condition and the rate at which it progresses, palliative care can sometimes last for years. The main aim of palliative care is to ensure the individual is fully supported to enjoy the best possible quality of life in the time that they have left.
At Helping Hands, we provide palliative care to people on a live in care in Worcester and visiting care basis, which means you get to stay in the place where you’re most comfortable and have countless fond memories. Receiving palliative care at home also means that you’ll have full control over your care plan, and can make adjustments accordingly as your needs and wishes change.
From meal preparation to continence care, our brilliant Worcester Home Care team will be able to support you every step of the way as you learn to manage your condition.
End of life care is similar to palliative care in the sense that it is reserved for people living with a terminal illness, but – unlike palliative care – it is specifically designed for the final few months and weeks of a person’s life. Your loved one might require end-of-life care when their condition starts to progress rapidly, or when they’re no longer able to perform basic bodily functions, such as eating, drinking and toileting, without professional assistance.
End-of-life care aims to ease pain levels, manage chronic symptoms and provide your loved one with the dignity and comfort they deserve. Helping Hands provide specialise end-of-life care to people who wish to remain at home for the final stages of life.
Staying at home for end-of-life care, rather than moving to a residential nursing home or an end-of-life hospice, can provide a sense of reassurance and emotional support. Small things, such as familiar furniture, a much-loved view or family heirlooms, can be extremely comforting and play a big role in helping create a sense of peacefulness during what can be a very distressing period.
Having end-of-life care at home also gives you a lot more control over things like meal choices, visiting hours and bed times.
At Helping Hands, we’ve been providing dedicated home care to thousands of families across England and Wales since 1989. In that time, we’ve learned what it takes to enable people to enjoy independence, confidence and dignity in the comfort of their own homes, and have given our clients the opportunity to maintain their normal routines and hobbies as much as possible.
With a brilliant group of fully-trained carers, our Worcester palliative cares are fully equipped to support you on your palliative care journey. Our empathetic carers, who are selectively recruited for their commitment to excellent, person-centred care, will go out of their way to ensure that all of your condition-specific needs are being met, and that you feel supported to enjoy the best possible quality of life.
All of our care is independently regulated by the Care Quality Commission and the Care Inspectorate Wales, so when you partner with us you can be completely confident that we’ll provide an exceptionally high standard of care every day.
If you’d like to arrange palliative care in Worcester, or are simply looking for more information about palliative care, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly customer care team on 0333 060 0176.
Alternatively, you can get in touch with us via our website to arrange a callback at your convenience.