What is Palliative Care ?
Palliative care is a specialised area of healthcare for patients with life-threatening illnesses.
These serious illnesses can include:
- Heart failure
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Parkinson’s disease
We understand that it can be distressing and that it is not easy to see how a terminal illness is affecting a loved one. The ultimate objective for us is to improve the quality of life for both, our clients and their families whilst relieving the emotional effects of illnesses. The support we provide focuses on reducing the symptoms, pain and stress of a terminal illness.
Our Palliative Care service can be provided at all possible stages of illness, including pre-diagnosis, treatment, cure, death and bereavement. The goal is to improve quality of life by increasing comfort, promoting dignity and providing support system to the person who is ill and those close to them.
Families have the choice to receive palliative care in a hospice or residential nursing home but recently more families are choosing to palliative care at home. Individuals want to be in an environment where they are comfortable in order to aid with managing their emotional responses to their symptoms.