Palliative care is often confused with the end of life care. While both forms of care are implemented towards the end of life and offer care, treatment, and support for your loved ones, there is one significant difference.
Palliative care can begin at any time after diagnosis. And some plans are in place for years. In contrast, end-of-life care is usually implemented within what is expected to be your final year of life.
While palliative care can be, and often is, included at an end of life care plan (known as end-of-life palliative care), they are not the same thing.
There are five stages of palliative care. Understanding these may help you decide when might be the right time to start the process for you and your loved ones.
One of the main reasons behind palliative care is to assist in the treatment and management of symptoms. It can be implemented whenever you think it will help following a diagnosis. Because this type of care is available for a multitude of diagnoses, all of which impact your loved ones life differently, an exact time frame shouldn’t be given.
At Cavendish Homecare we are experts in providing Palliative Homecare for individuals with terminal illnesses who want to remain in their own homes. We work to support the patients and their families with sensitive and comforting Palliative care.
If you would like to enquire about our Palliative Care, contact us on, 02030085210 or email us at email@example.com.