Palliative Care at Home
If you have ever watched a family member reach old age and struggle to maintain their daily routines through illness and lost mobility, you know how it weighs on the heart. When you deeply love a family member, it is heartbreaking to watch them suffer through illness, and just want to provide them with the most care and comfort possible.
While practically all elderly people require some level of outside help and care, the circumstances are much more serious when they are dealing with terminal illness. Knowing that your loved one is passing away soon is stressful enough, but making arrangements to make them comfortable in their final days adds an additional burden to an already-harrowing ordeal.
Fortunately, you do not have to deal with this situation alone, and we are more than ready to provide appropriate palliative care to lighten this burden.
About Palliative care
In case you are unfamiliar with the term, and are asking yourself “What is palliative care?” you should know that it refers to the special attention and support provided to patients who suffer from a terminal illness and are approaching the end of their lives.
Not only is this support psychological, but it also includes the application of various therapies and treatment for pain and the symptoms of illness. While there is no way to change the diagnosis of terminal illness, palliative care is focused on improving the quality of patients’ lives, and helping them live out their final days in maximal comfort and peace of mind.
When Palliative care is needed
Speaking about the patient, palliative care becomes necessary after a terminal illness is diagnosed and the methods for alleviating pain are prescribed. Most commonly, such illness include:
- Late-stage or inoperable cancer
- Heart failure and advanced heart disease
- Parkinson’s disease and late-stage Alzheimer’s
- Kidney disease
Speaking about the provision of the care, it is very important that the patient has someone by their side to help them administer medication, help with daily tasks, and provide support in this difficult time. If you are working a full-time job, supporting a family, or fulfilling other taxing obligations, you may not be able to shoulder the responsibility of caring for your loved one full-time.
The good news is that there are many trained and experienced professionals ready to help you with this challenge. Whether your loved one requires palliative care for dementia or another illness, our specialists are ready to help.
What’s Included in a Palliative Care Package?
Our team includes many specialist palliative care assistants, who have all of the knowledge and experience needed to provide your loved one with the highest level of care and support. If you choose our services, you will be able to select a palliative care plan that suits you and the needs of your loved one. Such a plan can be arranged in the formats:
Regular home visits. When your loved one does not require round-the-clock supervision, and simply needs someone to drop by regularly to administer medicine, help with daily tasks, and keep them company,
Live-in care. Live-in care presupposes the care assistants living in the same house/building as the patient, and spending most of the day caring for them and tending to their needs.
Custom. If you have special requests or requirements for the service which go outside the bounds of the standard plans above, we are more than willing to consider your wishes and tailor a special-made care plan to the requirements.
Benefits of Palliative care at home
It is no secret that many of us have difficulty with admitting and addressing our weaknesses and mortality. When it comes to the elderly, this behaviour is especially exacerbated, with people showing a great level of distrust towards unfamiliar people, concepts, and institutions in their frail states.
For this reason, palliative care for elderly folk can be much easier for them to bear if they are in the comfort of their own home surroundings that they are familiar with and feel safe in.
This is in stark opposition to hospices and nursing homes, where the unfamiliar and foreign environment can cause unwanted stress and anxiety. Not only is palliative care at home the most comfortable option for patients, but it is also more convenient for their family members. After all, there is greater peace of mind knowing exactly where your family member is and what kind of person is caring for them.
Whether you have already chosen us as your palliative care UK provider or are still checking out the different options, it will not hurt to give us a phone call. Once you get in touch with us, we will make every effort to reach an arrangement and decide on a care plan that will suit your wishes and needs. After everything is arranged and confirmed, you can soon expect an experienced and forward-looking care assistants to show up on your doorstep, ready to assist with the challenges that lie ahead.
Thank you so much for looking after my mother. I have been around to see her today,
and the flat has never looked cleaner or better maintained. Thanks finally
for doing the laundry and for the spotless state of the flat.
You are a marvel!
I just wanted to thank you for the great care that you
have provided for my mother. She had a really lovely Christmas Day
and was very happy for that. Thank you, and many thanks once again.
Thank you all for the wonderful care that mummy’s getting.
I couldn’t ask for better.
Since Care24Seven took over the care at home of my father and mother,
I have been very pleased with the professionalism and care you have shown.
In particular, there has been a marked improvement in my father’s mental
and physical wellbeing.
Why Hundreds of Families
Have Already Chosen Care24Seven for Live-in Care
1:1 Care Ratio: Unlike hospitals or care facilities that have one staff member per a group of elderly, we offer one-on-one care. This means the carer will devote all their time and attention to your loved one and their needs.
48 Hour Contract: We know how unexpectant life can be, and are flexible and ready to accommodate any situation. We have a short contract, which means that you only pay for what you use and can start and stop care at any time, adjusting as needed.
Quality of service: Entrusting the care of your loved ones to somebody you have not known for very long can feel like a risk, but we can assure you of the highest level of care. Our carers will cater to the major and minor needs of your loved one, and provide them with the greatest level of care and treatment that they deserve.
Financial benefits: With the rising costs of care facility services, care at home is proving to be the cheaper option. That’s not surprising as it excludes many of the expenses you would otherwise be paying for in a facility, such as rent and wages, and may even help your loved one qualify for funding help.
A certified training centre: Not only do we have over a million hours of care behind our belt, but we’re a certified training centre ourselves. This means that not only do we train our own carers face-to-face, but we also train other carers from all over the country.
No long waits for care: When care is needed, it is often needed quickly. We can begin our care responsibilities in as little as 48 hours from you first contacting us. In under 48 hours you will have a fully trained carer to look after you or your loved one.
Get in Touch Today
We provide expert advice and a free, no-obligation, care assessment service.
Call our London specialists now and let us help you choose the right care for your loved one.
Call us now on 0333 207 5727 or request a callback from one of our team