When you’ve been diagnosed with a life-limiting condition, immediate thoughts are usually of the future: how long will I live for, and how will my family cope? This is completely understandable and a very natural way of dealing with such devastating news. The key to living as well as possible throughout your palliative care journey is planning; planning for the future and outing into place measures that will ensure you remain as comfortable and pain-free for as long as possible, and crucially, that you get to remain in the home you love with your precious people, memories, and pets close by. Palliative home care in Worcestershire is delivered by our exceptional team who provide both visiting care and live-in care, so that your needs can be fully met and a personalised care experience provided for you. And because our care services are fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, you can always be reassured of our exceptional care standards.
As your palliative journey nears its conclusion you are said to be approaching end of life. We have supported many people and their loved ones through this difficult and emotional time, working closely with your wider healthcare team to ensure that your pain management and other holistic needs are fulfilled. You can be sure that we will help you to approach the end in a way that respects your dignity and promotes your choices, putting into place the plan that you chose earlier in your palliative journey. We will also work closely with your family to manage any unexpected changes to your plan of care to minimise the disruption to this already emotional time.
We choose only the most caring and compassionate people to join us at Helping Hands, making sure they are familiar with the best ways to care for people, even if they lack the practical skills necessary. After all, we can train them in all the necessary techniques and methods for providing practical care, however we cannot teach them how to care for others – if they don’t possess that naturally then we won’t accept them. We’re proud of how many of our managers began as carers with us, demonstrating our commitment to providing a nurturing work environment, and provide opportunities for people to progress as they wish. We also have a programme of mandatory training that our carers have to complete annually, making sure their skills are up to date and kept current with industry standards.
You can chat to our friendly customer care advisors to discover more about our care and support services across the whole of Worcestershire. They’re available seven days a week over the phone and online to let you know how we can help. You can also find your closest branch in the county by clicking here.