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.


September 22, 2023 Palliative care

Palliative care for COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a complex and progressive lung condition that affects millions worldwide. Living with COPD can be a challenging journey, marked by breathlessness, persistent coughing, and declining lung function. While medical treatments play a pivotal role in managing COPD, the […]

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September 19, 2023 Palliative care

Palliative care benefits

Palliative care enhances the quality of life for both patient and their families who confront the challenges of life-threatening illnesses, encompassing physical, emotional, social, and spiritual aspects. Caregivers also experience an improved quality of life. Each year, approximately 56.8 million individuals, including 25.7 million […]

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September 11, 2023 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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September 5, 2023 Palliative care

When is palliative care recommended?

Palliative care is for when someone has a life-limiting condition or chronic illness. When a loved one with a progressive condition requires intensive treatment to ease the pain and manage their condition, palliative care should be considered. Palliative care can begin at any point during […]

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August 15, 2023 Palliative care

Differences between palliative hospital care and home care

Palliative care offers physical, practical, and emotional support to those with a terminal illness and can be offered at any point after a terminal diagnosis. What is Palliative Care? Palliative care can last for years and is a holistic approach aiming to make you […]

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July 4, 2023 Palliative care

When should someone be offered palliative care?

What is palliative care? The definition of palliative care, for us, is specialised medical care that provides support for people living with a chronic or life-limiting condition. This type of care can relieve the pain, symptoms and stress caused by these serious illnesses. Palliative […]

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April 17, 2023 Palliative care

5 stages of palliative care

What is 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 and your family or carers. This […]

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March 9, 2023 Palliative care

What are the principles of palliative care?

What is palliative care? The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines it 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 […]

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July 21, 2022 Palliative care

Palliative care FAQs

Palliative care is an approach to improve the quality of life of patients, who are facing a life-limiting and usually progressive illness. Palliative care works to incorporating personalised physical, psychosocial, and spiritual care. The below are some common questions asked when patients or their […]

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July 14, 2022 Palliative care

Advice for families considering palliative care

Palliative care is provided by a specially-trained team of doctors, nurses and other specialists who work together with a patient’s other doctors to provide an extra layer of support. Palliative care is based on the needs of the patient, not on the patient’s prognosis. […]

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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

What is palliative care? When you are going through illness it is usually a stressful time for both you and your loved ones. Receiving treatment on top of day-to-day life may become difficult to manage. Your illness may also be terminal, which means you […]

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August 20, 2021 Palliative care

Importance of spiritual support at End-of-Life

Why is spiritual support important at End-of-Life? Spiritual support is important at end-of-life for many reasons. Being diagnosed with a terminal illness often causes loved ones to think about death, loss and grief, in ways that haven’t had to before. Spiritual support helps loved […]

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May 28, 2021 Palliative care

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

Dementia and John’s Campaign Dementia is incurable and terminal, yet its progression is not linear. The correct care for someone living with Dementia is crucial to avoid causing more distress than a patient may already be experiencing. John’s Campaign understands and respects that individuals […]

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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, […]

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May 10, 2021 Palliative care

Dying Matters Awareness Week

Dying matters believes in an open culture that talks about death, and where people feel able to listen and support those who are planning for their end of life, who are dying and who have been bereaved. This years Dying Matters Awareness Week is […]

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February 15, 2021 Palliative care

What are end of life signs?

Everyone is different, so it’s not easy to say exactly what will happen when someone approaches the end of their life. But in the last weeks and days before death, it’s common to experience certain changes. Learning about these changes can make the future seem […]

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October 15, 2020 End of Life Care

Questions about end of life care

End of life care is different for each person. Each individual will have unique needs, advice, care and support during this time. End of life care will no doubt bring about questions from both the patient and their loved ones. Therefore it is important […]

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September 10, 2020 End of Life Care

What does end of life care mean?

In the final stages of a terminal illness, it can become evident that in spite of the best care, attention, and treatment, your loved one is approaching the end of their life. At this point many focus on changes to make their loved one […]

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September 27, 2019 Palliative care

Hospice care week 2019

As part of Hospice Care Week, Cavendish shares a day in the life of one its staff. The care that hospices and nursing homes provide for people is invaluable to thousands. With over 200 hospices across the UK, the work carried out by staff […]

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