Our Palliative Care service benefits individuals with terminal illnesses who want to remain in their own homes, surrounded by the people that are important to them. We understand that at such a stressful and sensitive time, support from trusted specialist Care Professionals can make a huge difference.
Being told that you need palliative care and support can be distressing, emotional and stressful, not just for you but your loved ones around you. Our Care Professionals can support you and your loved ones with practical and emotional support with care tailored around your individual needs, allowing you to stay at home.
When faced with a life limiting disease or illness, we understand that most people would prefer to remain at home where they feel comfortable and in control. It is an emotional time for all involved and we’re here to support your loved one and family through our bespoke palliative care at home services.
The key to our palliative care is making sure your loved one is comfortable and living life as they choose during the final months or years of their life.
Our specialist palliative care is brought to you in the comfort of your own home, in familiar surroundings, and by professionals you can trust. During the coming weeks and months there is a lot to consider and we can help support you with not just practical support such as home help and support with personal care, but we can also work alongside your health team to ensure you remain as comfortable as possible at home:
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Home Instead have an experienced caring team that far exceeds in quality anything we experienced from other agencies at this point of service.
Home Instead have been looking after my father for a few years now, without them we would not be able to manage having him living in his own home. They are always bright and cheerful and Dad enjoys seeing them.
Bridget, Clients Family
Knowing that mum has caring and genuine people to help take care of her gives me peace of mind and mum looks forward to seeing the Care Professionals. Thank you for making such a big difference to both of our lives.
Rebecca, Client's Family
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We know that finding care for a loved one isn’t easy. With so many options and choices, it can be hard to know where to turn. But our care begins with you.
By spending more time listening and understanding your circumstances than anyone else, we’re confident we can help you get through it.
Because we’re here to help your relative live a more independent life, at home, with everything from companionship to specialised, practical care created just for them.
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Palliative care is focused on improving the quality of life for those who are living with a life–threatening illness or condition. Palliative care with Home Instead enables you and your loved ones to spend more time on the things that are important to you. We can take the stress out of arranging appointments, help around the home, prepare nutritious meals and help with personal care when needed.
Our Care Professionals are fully trained and assessed as competent in your specialist care needs to support you in the best way, often relieving pressure on family caregivers. Evidence suggests effective support helps reduce the number of possible complications and can keep you comfortable at home usually without the need for hospital admissions. Care is carried out when you need it, not when it suits others.
Having support from Home Instead allows you to maintain your independence, routine, and lifestyle. Home Instead work with you to match your Care Professional to support you within your home and they are often matched in common interests and hobbies. Home Instead work with you and your clinical team to ensure the best care is delivered to the highest standard ensuring a fully bespoke and tailored care plan is provided.
Palliative care is an option that your clinical team may suggest if you or a loved one have received a diagnosis of a serious or terminal illness, such as cancer, lung disease or Alzheimer’s. Our Care Professionals can provide support that will alleviate discomfort and stress and allow a better quality of life.
Palliative care can be started at any stage of a serious illness, though it can be recommended to start as early as possible depending on the diagnosis and the treatment required. After finding out what treatments are required you can be easily make an informed decision on when palliative care is needed.
Not necessarily. While palliative care can include end of life care, it is certainly not always the case and can last for a longer period of time. Some people are able to live comfortably for many years while receiving palliative care. The focus is always providing support as you need it to allow you to carry on with your daily life within the limits of your condition.
Our Care Professionals understand that maintaining your control over your daily life is important. Depending on what care you need for your condition you may need help with a few things or more help with a lot of your usual tasks. The level of help required is likely to change over time, but Home Instead will be there to ensure you keep as your independence for as long as possible.
During your illness you may receive successful treatment from your clinical team. Depending on the outcome of this treatment you may no longer require palliative care, however it may be beneficial to continue for a short while. During the recovery process it can be beneficial to you and your loved ones to have some relief from the physical and emotional stress a serious illness can cause.