WHO defines palliative care as “the active total care of patients whose disease is not responsive to curative treatment. Control of pain, other symptoms, and psychological, social and spiritual problems, is paramount. The goal of palliative care is the achievement of the best quality of life for patients and their families.”
Palliative care incorporates a whole variety of care aspects. The patient is at the end of their life and the key aim is to keep them comfortable as possible for their remaining days. It can seem like a scary process, but essentially it’s a support system to help a patient and their loved ones cope.
There are many attitudes and principles required for successful palliative care. It is not simply the process a patient would go through on their own in hospital. It is the integrated and overall care a patient and their family would receive.
Some key principles of successful Palliative Care include:
Palliative care is provided where the person and their family want, where possible. It is not exclusively locked into a clinical or hospital setting.
This may include:
At Cavendish Homecare we are experts in providing Palliative Care 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.
We understand that at such a stressful and sensitive time specialist nursing care and trustworthy support can make a huge difference during Palliative Care. Our team of Homecare Managers, Registered Nurses and Carers have a wealth of Palliative care experience and are experts at providing practical and emotional support and care for the patient and their families.
All our services are personalised to suit specific needs. If you would like to discuss your Palliative Care needs and potential costs, please contact one of our experts, who will be happy to help.