End of life care & Palliative Care With Home Instead South Lanarkshire

Home Instead South Lanarkshire provides end of life palliative care to Lanark, Carluke, Biggar and surrounding areas.

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At Home Instead South Lanarkshire, we understand how challenging it can be to see loved ones cope with a terminal illness in their day to day lives. That’s where our healthcare team comes in; we can provide professional quality care for your loved one, allowing you and your family to live your best lives.

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Home Instead South Lanarkshire Palliative Care.

Palliative care at home allows you to remain in the environment where you feel most at ease, surrounded by memories and loved ones, rather than the often unfamiliar surrounding of a care home.

You can get high-quality care and symptom management from a compassionate carer skilled in palliative care anytime you need it. You will also receive one-on-one help from a compassionate palliative care specialist. 

Home Instead South Lanarkshire provides a wide variety of services for those living with diseases, such as struggling with cancer or nausea and vomiting, whether you need a full-time live-in Care Professional or periodic visits from a local care team.

Our palliative care professionals follow the national palliative care guidelines. Our palliative care professionals cover personal care, pain treatment for neurological and physical symptoms, prescription administration, meal preparation, and companionship care.

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How soon can Palliative Carers be Arranged?

Symptoms of long-term disorders might alter rapidly. Palliative care may be quite important, especially if someone is in pain or suffering.

We provide home care and can usually start arranging care within 24 hours of receiving your call. This is especially important if you are unable to organise ahead of time due to your circumstances. If you are currently in a hospital or a residential facility, your dedicated local care manager can help you adjust back into your home.

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What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care, sometimes known as end-of-life care, is specialised medical care for those suffering from serious or terminal conditions like dementia or advanced cancer.

The assistance focuses on relieving the symptoms like discomfort and stress that can be caused by a serious disease while also ensuring that you are as comfortable as possible in the remaining days of life.

The ultimate objective is to provide end of life care services that increase the quality of life for patients and the patient’s family and friends’ quality of life while lessening the emotional impacts of the disease.

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Palliative care services in the comfort of your own home

Palliative care services in the comfort of your own home

While some people receive palliative care at an inpatient hospice or a residential nursing home, getting palliative care at home is becoming a more popular choice.

There are many benefits for receiving palliative care at home, one being that you are surrounded by fond memories and belongings, another being that family can visit and you can remain comfortable without the need to move into a residential setting. 

A Healthcare Professional can help with:

  • Personal care and supported living. This could be washing, dressing, and toileting.
  • Continence care includes everything from changing pads to maintaining a stoma or catheter.
  • Medication assistance, such as reminders or medication administration, is available for even the most complex medicines.
  • Pain medication management, including scheduling and reminders.
  • Mobility Assistance. Whether it’s gentle support or hoisted transfers, help moving around the house is available.
  • Daily housekeeping activities like vacuuming, dusting, changing bedding, and laundry are examples of housekeeping tasks that we can help with through assisted living.
  • Preparing meals according to your preferences and cleaning up afterwards.
  • Pet care includes feeding and walking your pet.
  • Running errands, such as picking up medicines or going grocery shopping
  • Companionship and assistance in maintaining your independence at home and managing a social life.
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Palliative Home Care choices

Palliative care in the home comes in a variety of forms. The Care Quality Commission regulate our entire spectrum of home care services at Home Instead South Lanarkshire.

Unlike other palliative care introduction organisations, you will have a local care manager on hand if your symptoms alter or if you require a response from your medical team. This completely managed service gives you the peace of mind that if your care needs change, we can quickly adjust the support to meet your needs.

Palliative care plans include the following options:

Live-in care

Live-in care is where a professionally trained live-in Care Professional resides in your home to assist you each day as needed. This carer, who has been carefully selected based on your personality and care needs, will live with you at home and assist you with your daily needs. With palliative care, your Care Professional is likely to become a fantastic friend or companion, promoting your freedom and assisting you in getting the most out of life.

Home visits regularly

Our home care visits range from a one hour visit once a week to many visits per day or nighttime support. One of our fully qualified care assistants can help you stay independent at home, giving you and your loved ones total peace of mind knowing you’re receiving individualised care.

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Benefits of Palliative Home Care

One of the most important advantages of getting palliative care at home is that it lets someone spend their final months, weeks, and days at the place where they feel most comfortable and safe: their home. While receiving palliative care, they will be in the company of someone they know and trust. Knowing this can provide families and close friends peace of mind and reassure the person getting care. As a result, palliative care and hospice care are frequently used interchangeably.

It is less disruptive for everyone if care is provided at home rather than at a hospital or hospice. Any changes in condition will be recognised and reacted to swiftly with round-the-clock care.

You may also be certain that the individual giving care has been thoroughly vetted and has received specialist palliative care training, allowing them to provide practical and emotional support.

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