Palliative care is care given to improve the quality of life of your loved ones who have a serious or life-threatening disease, such as cancer. Palliative care is an approach to care that addresses your loved one as a whole, not just their disease. The goal is to prevent or treat, as early as possible, the symptoms and side effects of the disease and its treatment. In addition to any related psychological, social, and spiritual problems. Our article on “what is palliative care” may be helpful.
Loved ones who use palliative care services have less pain, depression, nausea, and shortness of breath. They spend less time in intensive care and are less likely to have to go back into the hospital. Loved ones who pair it with their cancer treatment have a better quality of life and mood than those who don’t use the services at all.
Palliative care should begin when you need it and may last a few days, or for months or years.
Your loved one may be considered to be approaching the end of life when they are likely to die within the next 12 months, although this is not always possible to predict. This includes people whose death is imminent, as well as people who:
Palliative care aims to help you or your loved one have a good quality of life – this includes being as well and active as possible in the time you have left. It can involve:
You or your loved one can receive palliative care at any stage in your illness. Having palliative care doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re likely to die soon – some people receive palliative care for years. You can also have palliative care alongside treatments, therapies and medicines aimed at controlling your illness, such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
However, palliative care does include caring for people who are nearing the end of life – this is sometimes called the end of life care.
At Cavendish Homecare, we provide cancer homecare for people who need additional support after their diagnosis. If you are looking for private cancer care at home please call our Homecare Team to see how we can assist you during your cancer treatment.
If you would like to enquire about our cancer care, contact us on, 02030085210 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also provide other types of care including palliative homecare, respite homecare and live-in homecare.