Caring for a relative who has a terminal illness is an emotional time for families. Palliative care at home means the pain of parting can be helped by knowing the person you love is able to spend their last days in their own home, surrounded by familiar faces and memories in a peaceful environment. Here you can find out more about questions you may have, such as “what is palliative care at home?”, or how to apply for care for yourself or a loved one.
What is palliative care at home?
Palliative home care means that individuals are able to remain in their own homes while receiving round the clock end-of-life care. Palliative carers move into the home of the person they’re looking after and provide round-the-clock support. Our live-in carers are expertly trained to deliver palliative care at home to clients reaching the end of life and, understanding what a distressing and fearful time it can be, they work closely with doctors, district nurses and the palliative care health team to provide not just professional and practical help, but also emotional support and understanding. This makes it possible for someone to die at home as painlessly and peacefully as possible.
Our carers offer a tailored one-to-one service, helping to ease the burden that rests on the family, and allowing their relative dignity and comfort throughout.
Being at home with live-in care means that there are no stressful hospital visits and family members can enjoy quiet, private time with their relative when they wish.
How to apply for palliative care
We welcome calls from clients who might be looking for palliative care and are happy to discuss individual requirements and create a care plan personally tailored to suit you.
You can find out more about how to apply for palliative care here, or if you’d like to talk to someone about the option of live-in palliative care at home for someone, please call 01453 839290 and a member of our friendly head-office team will be happy to help.