Private Palliative Care at Home

We understand that navigating the challenges of palliative care can be overwhelming. Our dedicated team of experienced professionals is here to provide compassionate and expert support for clients and their families during this difficult journey. Our palliative care services aim to maximise quality of life while minimising the stress and discomfort that may occur at this time.

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Why choose us?

Clients who are seeking palliative care at home will receive the very best in holistic care to manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life, which can make all the difference during this challenging time. We can support clients living with various diseases and chronic conditions, including cancer, cardiac disease, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Families can be more involved in their loved one’s care and provide not only emotional support but also practical assistance when it is needed most. This offers peace of mind for both the client, family, friends and loved ones.

Our team of carers and nurses are both highly skilled and deeply compassionate. We treat every client with the utmost respect, dignity, and empathy, providing comprehensive care to ensure they receive the holistic support they need.

Swift and seamless care intervention: We can swiftly respond to your care needs if required urgently. We work alongside existing services such as district nurses, palliative care teams and your GP, providing a range of services, including visiting services, day/night support or 24 hour cover. You have complete control over the level of support you receive.

Experienced Nurses and Carers: Our medical expertise, combined with years of experience, enable us to provide the highest quality of care to our clients. Our ongoing training and professional development ensure we remain at the forefront of the best care practices.

Proven excellence in care: In the Care Quality Commission (CQC) report, we received an ‘Outstanding’ rating in care and an overall ‘Good’ rating, demonstrating our commitment to providing exceptional care while maintaining the highest standards of quality and safety.

Adopting best care approaches: We’re proud to be among the first to adopt the Lantern Model, a new international model of palliative and end-of-life care. This pioneering nursing care model is nurse-led and totally holistic, centered on the client’s wishes and family involvement.

What does palliative care at home include?

Family Support: We understand that palliative care effects not only the client but also their loved ones. Our team offers guidance and support to families, helping them navigate the emotional challenges of caring for a family member.

Patient-Centered Approach: Every client is unique, and their care should reflect that. We take the time to understand each client’s individual needs and preferences, ensuring a personalised care plan that respects their wishes and values.

Pain and Symptom Management: Our expertise in pain management and symptom control is second to none. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for clients by addressing discomfort and distress effectively and liaising with your GP, district nurse and palliative care teams to ensure you have the correct medication.

Emotional and Psychological Support: Palliative care extends beyond the physical aspects of illness. Our team offers emotional and psychological support to both clients and their families, providing a compassionate presence during difficult times.

Maintaining your comfort: Our team of carers and nurses are dedicated to ensuring your comfort and well-being. This includes providing support with positioning, personal and oral care, addressing the important aspects of your comfort during this time of need.

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Palliative care at home is specialised care that aims to improve the quality of life for people living with serious illnesses and are no longer having treatment, such as cancer, heart failure, and dementia. It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of the illness as well as addressing the emotional, social and spiritual needs of the clients and their families. To learn more about the difference between palliative care and hospital care see our article on the differences between palliative homecare and hospital care.

Palliative care is suitable for those with a life-limiting medical condition, and are no longer undergoing active treatment. It is important to note that palliative care may not only be offered towards the end of the disease progression, there could be a prolonged period where individuals receive palliative care. To learn more see our related article on when should someone be offered palliative care.

Palliative care at home aims to enhance the quality of life for clients and their families facing life-threatening illnesses. End-of-life care, in contrast, is dedicated to supporting individuals with advanced, incurable illnesses as they approach the end of life, providing pain and symptom management, along with practical support as they approach the end of life.

Palliative homecare is available at any stage of a serious illness, focusing on improving quality of life and symptom relief, while hospice care is specifically for those in the end-of-life stage, focusing on comfort and support. To learn more see our article on the difference between hospice care and palliative homecare.

Families considering palliative care should prioritise clear communication, understand their loved one’s wishes, and work closely with their healthcare team to provide comprehensive support during palliative care. To learn more, see our article advice for families considering palliative care.

Palliative care can help improve the quality of life for individuals facing a variety of different conditions, not just limited to cancer. To learn more, see our articles on palliative care at home for cancer, palliative care for dementia, palliative care for heart failure and palliative care for COPD.

Palliative care involves five stages: creating a personalised care plan, providing emotional and spiritual support, managing treatment for comfort, planning for the future, and offering bereavement support. These stages can help clients and their families navigate the process with professional guidance and care. To learn more see our related article on the five stages of palliative care.

Palliative home care can help manage a wide range of symptoms that may be associated with a serious illness, including pain, fatigue, nausea, constipation, breathlessness and delirium. While it may not be possible to completely eliminate these symptoms, a specialist palliative care team can work towards controlling them at a level that is comfortable for clients.

A palliative home care plan is a personalised plan created to provide comfort, relief, and support to individuals with serious illnesses. To learn more see our article on palliative home care plans.

Palliative care emergencies are critical situations in which individuals require immediate specialised care to address severe symptoms and distress. Cavendish Homecare can respond swiftly, offering crucial support and assistance to ensure the individual’s comfort and overall well-being. To learn more see our palliative care emergencies article.

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The enquiry process - What to expect

Initial Enquiry

Initial Enquiry

The prospective client or someone acting on their behalf makes an initial enquiry. This can be via a phone call, a call back request or submitting an enquiry form via email. The enquiry is picked up by the office team who will gather the required information and then pass it through to one of our nurse managers

Call Back from Nurse Manager

Call Back from Nurse Manager

One of the experienced nurse managers will give you a call back to discuss the needs in more detail and to provide their expert recommendation on the care that may be required. They will then discuss with you, what Cavendish Homecare may be able to provide, what the cost is and what timescale we would be able to commence your care.

Selection of Staff

Selection of Staff

Once an initial agreement is established, the nursing manager will start working with the bookings team to determine the most suitable nurse and/or carer are best matched with your needs.

Proposed Agreement

Proposed Agreement

Following the tailored care recommendation and the selection of staff. We ensure you (the client) are happy with the proposed course of action and the care is able to commence. In some cases, an assessment visit may be required and this will be undertaken by one of our nurse managers.

Active Clients

Active Clients

You will begin receiving outstanding homecare from our team, tailored to your needs. Your care plan will be under constant review to ensure the correct level of care is addressing your needs and being provided at all times.

The prospective client or someone acting on their behalf makes an initial enquiry. This can be via a phone call, a call back request or submitting an enquiry form via email. The enquiry is picked up by the office team who will gather the required information and then pass it through to one of our nurse managers


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Thank you, Denise. They are doing an excellent job. Really very grateful to you – very good so far.

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Nurse M is just fantastic – we are so pleased to have her and she is looking after my mum with such great care.

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Thank you so much for all you did in this very distressing time. Having your nurses there to comfort and advise was a great help.

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