More patients are choosing to return home rather than go into a hospice or care home. A safe haven and familiar environment where you can relax. Many prefer this option rather than spend time in a new surrounding with lots of different people.
The time you spend with your family is very precious. Which is why the specialist care we provide is so important to many of our patients. It means you can spend quality time with your loved ones in the knowledge that their care needs are being met.
You may need regular visits at certain times of the day or perhaps live-in support. Our care givers are trained to administer medication and help with pain relief. They are also someone who can undertake housekeeping tasks or simply be around for when you need them. Whatever your requirements a package can be created to suit you.
It should always be your choice
Palliative care is a specific service we offer to patients who are critically or terminally ill. Our aim is to provide the best quality of life for everyone involved. As part of this we recognise the need to provide pain relief both in terms of physical and mental stress.
Being at home also has distinct advantages not just for your family but for friends as well. It can be a lot easier for people to visit and will often mean less disruption for everyone. The specialist care we provide is very flexible. If your condition does change we can adapt the level of support you receive.
Where help can be targeted
We offer a wide range of services for palliative care. All to support you living independently for as long as possible and for many of our care givers providing a real sense of companionship.
To provide prompts and administer medication on a regular basis. This includes managing pain relief which can change over time and will need to be monitored.
You may need help with going to the toilet, getting dressed and undressed as well as washing or showering. The degree of continence is quite a common aspect to our care such as changing continence pads or managing a catheter.
Being able to move around your own home might be difficult for you. We can help you by providing a little extra support if needed or operating a hoist for transfers.
Keeping your home clean and tidy. Our care givers will carry out a range of tasks including general household cleaning to changing the beds and laundry. If you have a pet we can look after them as well in terms of walking a dog or changing the cat litter tray.
Preparing meals and washing up will mean you don’t need to worry about kitchen duties. We can also run errands for you perhaps pick up a weekly shop or just the odd item you have forgotten.