Articles and Advice

Read about all things homecare below, including the latest care industry articles, advice, and company announcements, curated by the Cavendish Homecare Team.


July 21, 2022 Palliative care

Palliative Care FAQs

What is Palliative care? It is specialised care for people living with serious illnesses and focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of the illness. It works to improving quality of life for both the patient and their family as well as […]

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July 14, 2022 Palliative care

Advice for families considering palliative care

Palliative care is about improving a one’s quality of life which incorporates physical, emotional and spiritual care. It should also include the family, carers or anyone who is important in your loved one’s life. Create a checklist including the below: ask your loved ones […]

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June 14, 2022 Palliative care

Differences between Palliative Hospital Care and Home Care

What is Palliative Care? Palliative care can last for years and is a holistic approach aiming to make you feel comfortable and supported, rather than working to cure the illness. It should be tailored to your individual needs. If you are living with a […]

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June 11, 2022 Palliative care

What does palliative care mean for cancer patients?

What is palliative care? Palliative care aims to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life during a period of illness. There’s no specific point of being ill that requires palliative care, you can have it whenever it is needed. It can be used to […]

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May 23, 2022 Palliative care

What to expect from a palliative home care plan

Palliative care is about making someone as comfortable as possible during their illness and treatment for it. This includes: Pain management Physical and emotional support (this extends to family and carers too) Alleviation of any distressing or overwhelming symptoms Help to improve the quality […]

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February 3, 2022 Palliative care

When should someone be offered palliative care?

What is palliative care? Palliative care is medical care for people with serious or terminal illnesses. It is often confused with the end of life care. These are two different types of care, but they have some similar qualities. Receiving palliative care does not […]

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September 24, 2021 Palliative care

When is Palliative Care recommended?

Palliative Care should be recommended when your loved one has a life-limiting condition or chronic illness. This type of care can be offered at any point during your loved one’s diagnosis. However, Palliative Care may result in end-of-life care being recommended. What is Palliative […]

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August 20, 2021 Palliative care

Why is Spiritual Support Important at End-of-Life?

Spiritual support helps loved ones approaching the end of life and those close to them including their relatives and friends, too: explore how they might understand, make sense of or find meaning in what is happening to them identify sources of strength they can […]

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May 28, 2021 Palliative care

Cavendish Homecare embraces “John’s Campaign” approach to care

John’s Campaign is named after and honours the late Dr. John Gerrard. John was denied the access to friendly familiar care that he deserved in 2014. Admitted to hospital diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at a time when there was a viral outbreak, John was disconnected […]

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May 28, 2021 Palliative care

Palliative Care for Cancer Patients

What is Palliative Care? 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 […]

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May 18, 2021 Palliative care

5 Stages of Palliative Care

What is the difference between palliative care and end-of-life care? 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 […]

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May 10, 2021 Palliative care

Dying Matters Awareness Week

It is estimated that now 99% of people wish to die in their own homes. Planning for the end of life care has a real positive impact on mental health and wellbeing – so take the first steps and discuss! Death is inevitable for […]

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April 26, 2021 Palliative care

Types of Palliative Care

What is Palliative Care? End of life care includes palliative care. If you have an illness that cannot be cured, palliative care makes you as comfortable as possible by managing your pain and other distressing symptoms. It also involves psychological, social and spiritual support for you […]

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February 15, 2021 Palliative care

What are end of life signs?

Why do changes happen at the end of life? When someone is close to the end of their life, the body slows down and shows signs that your loved one is approaching the end of their life. Not everyone will have these symptoms. And […]

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February 12, 2021 Palliative care

What are the principles of palliative care?

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 […]

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October 15, 2020 Palliative care

Questions about end of life care

How long can my loved one expect to live? Patients and their family members often want to know how long a person is expected to live to help them prepare. Factors such as the illness the patient has if they have contracted an infection […]

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September 10, 2020 Palliative care

What does end of life care mean?

When is time for End of Life Care? This is all very dependent on the individual and their illness. For some life-limiting diseases there are signs to show moving from curative care to palliative care may be the best option. For example, having multiple […]

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