Nurses Group Homecare's palliative care service
We understand how heartbreaking it is to watch a loved one struggle with a terminal illness. Palliative care is a type of support available from the time of diagnosis until the patient's passing.
What is palliative care at home?
With palliative care at home, your loved one can stay in the security of their own home and be with the people they cherish. When required, terminally ill patients receive specialised care and symptom relief from a compassionate carer with expertise in palliative care. Nurses Group Homecare provides a wide range of customised services to meet the needs of our clients, whether it is live-in, full-time, respite care, or intermittent visits.
Our specially trained palliative care team provides sensitive support to our clients and their families during difficult times. From the time of diagnosis until the end of life, the palliative care team at Nurses Group Homecare can offer emotional, mental, and practical support.
Our palliative care team is dedicated to relieving the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness and keeping our clients as comfortable as possible. The ultimate objective is to enhance the quality of life for the patient, their family, and their friends while also reducing the emotional effects of illness.
How many forms of palliative care are there?
Nurses Group Homecare's palliative support services come in different forms depending on the patient's needs, including:
1. Physical support
The physical pain and side effects such as fatigue, nausea, shortness of breath, or others that accompany a terminal illness can be overwhelming. Nurses Group Homecare in Yeovil can help people relieve such pain and symptoms through our support services.
2. Social support
When in pain, discomfort, or illness, patients might find it difficult to connect with families or carers and feel like burdening others by asking for help. The palliative care team can help devise how to call a family meeting or provide ride-service information. Even when carers are feeling overwhelmed, they can provide palliative care.
3. Emotional and mental support
Our carers help patients deal with the emotional turmoil they and their families have to go through. They also help patients gain access to social groups. The patient might also get stressed thinking about their dependent family, and through relaxing activities, our carer can help them feel less stressed.
4. Spiritual care
If a patient is a member of a church, synagogue, or temple, the religious leaders or community members of their faith can assist them in coping with the situation in a positive manner.
What are the palliative care services offered by Nurses Group Homecare?
While some cases must be treated in hospitals or nursing homes, the majority of palliative cases can be assisted at home. Nurses Group Homecare offers a wide variety of services, including:
- Personal care, assisted living, and basic hygiene assistance
- Catheter and skin care integrity management
- Medication management and administration, including more complex prescriptions
- Help with pain management
- Moving assistance, consisting of either mild support or hoisted transfers, is offered.
- Help with household chores
- Food and nutritional support
- Pet care, including feeding and walking your pe
- Running errands such as picking up prescriptions or doing the groceries
- Companionship and aid with your independent home life
Who can benefit from palliative care services?
Our palliative care at home helps those who are primarily restricted to their homes due to pain and symptoms related to serious illness. It is not restricted to any specific age group, as the main aim of the service is to provide care for people who are suffering from serious illnesses, making it different from hospice and elderly care.
If you are receiving palliative care services from the community healthcare centre and wish to opt for palliative care at home, Nurses Group Homecare will ensure an easy transition.
Who provides palliative care?
It can be provided by primary care physicians, specialists like cancer or heart doctors, palliative care specialists, home health agencies or homecare agencies like Nurses Group Homecare in Yeovil, private companies, and health systems. Palliative care can vary substantially from patient to patient.
At Nurses Group Homecare Yeovil, we have palliative care teams who are skilled and knowledgeable to deal with any situation a person is going through at any stage of their terminal illness.
When can someone get palliative care services?
You may start palliative support services at any stage of illness; it doesn't necessarily require you to wait until the last stage. Nurses Group Homecare suggests that the earlier you start with the service, the better, as anxiety, depression, and pain can set in at the very beginning of the treatment. Our palliative nursing team understands the stress you and your family go through and can help you cope with it.
What differentiates palliative care from end-of-life care?
Palliative support services provide active, total assistance to a patient who is suffering from a terminal illness and is not responding to any of the curative treatments. It can be provided to anyone at any stage of their illness. Meanwhile, end-of-life care is given to a person who is nearing the end of their life due to a terminal illness and has six months or less to live. Moreover, end-of-life services are opted for by people who have forgone any curative treatments and are seeking comfort during their last few months of life.
How do I get palliative care services from Nurses Group Homecare?
If you are looking for palliative support services from Nurses Group Homecare in Yeovil, you can directly contact us via telephone, email, or visit our office in Yeovil. You can also send us an inquiry via our website, any of our social media platforms, or through various sourcing platforms in Yeovil where we have registered.