What is palliative care?
Palliative care is specialised medical care for those living with serious or terminal illnesses. It is focused on enabling people to live as well as possible until they pass away, as well as providing support for close family members and friends. Palliative care aims to make you as comfortable as possible by managing your pain and other distressing symptoms, with multidisciplinary teams made up of a range of health care professionals.
Specialised palliative care at home
So, what is palliative care at home? When approaching the end of their life, the majority of people will prefer to remain in their own home. Filled with warm memories and brimming with happy nostalgia from years gone by, your home is a safe place that’s free from threats and distressing distractions. If you are looking for a high level of support without the typical restrictions of a hospital or care home, we would highly recommend choosing a live-in carer to deliver 24 hour palliative care at home for your loved one.
As a leading palliative care agency, all of our live-in carers employed by Independent People Homecare have been extensively trained in how to deliver the best possible support to those who have been diagnosed with terminal conditions. They can of course assist with routine domestic tasks, including meal planning, cleaning and laundry, but they are also on hand to provide companionship and emotional support to your loved one.
Having a calm, compassionate care professional available around the clock can provide invaluable reassurance to those approaching the end of their life, and your live-in carer will understand the importance of preserving your dignity and privacy during their palliative care – something that can make all the difference.
In some cases, specialist medical care will be required in order to ensure you are as comfortable as possible. If necessary, our team can also help you organise any necessary home adaptations. All you need to do is ask and we’ll be happy to assist. If you are looking for a live in carer in response to an emergency care escalation, we are very often able to help at short notice.
Supporting friends and family during palliative care
Our home carers recognise that this is a challenging time for friends and family. As well as carrying out all manner of duties around the home to keep the environment clean, safe and calm, your palliative carer will also be on hand to provide emotional support for all of those affected by the circumstances.
Our palliative live-in carers are highly flexible and can be tailored to your precise needs. If you or another member of your family is the main carer but would like respite from their duties, we can provide end of life care on a short-term or temporary basis. In essence, we can be here to plug in the gaps and help primary carers cope with the demands that have been placed on them.
Arrange palliative live in care in 3 easy steps
Do you want to find out more about our palliative live-in care services? If you’re thinking about palliative live-in care at home – we’re happy to talk things through with you. It really is that simple.
A local care manager will visit you and your loved one at home, hospital or a location of your choice to discuss your care requirements and the type of live in carer you need.
We’ll source a selection of live-in carers which we feel most accurately suit your requirements. We will then send you a profile of each carer for selection