What is palliative care at home?
So, what is palliative care at home? Palliative care at home 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. A palliative carer should aim to make you as comfortable as possible by managing your pain and other distressing symptoms, alongside multidisciplinary teams made up of a range of health care professionals.
Private 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 introduction agency, all of our network of live-in carers approved by us have been extensively vetted. We will endevour to help you find the right carer for you who knows 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 the right live-in carer will understand the importance of preserving your dignity and privacy during their palliative care practice – 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 you could do with some advice all you need to do is ask and we’ll be happy to assist where we can. If you are looking for a live in carer in response to an emergency care escalation, we are very often able to help find you the right person at short notice.
Supporting friends and family during palliative care
Good carers will recognise that this is a challenging time for friends and family and that palliative care is a big decision. 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.
Palliative live-in carers provide highly flexible support that is tailored to your precise needs. If you or another member of your family are a main carer but would like respite from your duties, we can help you arrange end of life care on a short-term or temporary basis. In essence, we can be here to help you 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.
Call our care team today on 0330 0535014 or email us to arrange someone to call you back.
A Customer Care Partner will discuss your care requirements and the type of live in carer you’re looking to employ.
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 and you decide who you want to hire.