What is palliative care?
Palliative care is a type of health care for patients and families facing life-threatening illness. Palliative care helps patients to achieve the best possible quality of life right up until the end of life. Palliative care is also called end-of-life, or comfort care.
Palliative care focuses on the concerns of patients and their families
Pays close attention to physical symptoms such as pain, nausea, loss of appetite and confusion
Ensures that care is respectful and supportive of patient dignity
Respects the social and cultural needs of patients and families
Uses a team approach that may include volunteers, social workers and support groups in addition to medical staff.
Considers the emotional and spiritual concerns of patients and families
Palliative care does not necessarily end when someone has died. Family members may need support as they grieve the loss of a loved one and try to manage numerous strains and stresses.
When is palliative care provided?
Palliative care can be provided at any time, to anyone with advanced illness, regardless of age. If you choose to stay at home, remember that at any point you can change your mind about where a death is going to happen. Some families decide they want a home setting for as long as possible. If you eventually choose to leave home, many other facilities offer palliative care.
PCT Care Services Ltd provide care packages to those requiring palliative care. We understand that this is a hard time and will do what we can to support you through this hard time.
We provide palliative care in the comfort on your own home, our carers are compassionate and empathetic ensuring that they deliver the best care at the end of your life.
Please contact us for more information.