Palliative Care

Palliative or end of life care is support for people who are in the last months or years of their life, all people approaching the end of life are entitled to high-quality care and many choose to receive this care at home. Our aim is to help you to live well at home for as long as possible with dignity and respect.

You have the right to express your wishes about the care you receive, we talk with you about your wishes and preferences, we will listen to your family, friends and others important to you. Working together and with your consent we then plan care and support best suited to your needs and wishes. You plan will provide for dignified compassionate care at a level that is not over intrusive but enough to help you to manage your condition at home.

To ensure services are integrated we work alongside your Doctor, nursing team and other professionals. Good communication ensures we are informed about changes to your condition allowing us to adjust you care as necessary and assisting our care teams to provide appropriate practical care and support.

Uncertainty and suffering often gives rise to anxiety and emotion resulting in a breakdown in communication, particularly when discussing sensitive issues. If you wish our experienced staff can have these sensitive conversations on your behalf passing on your thoughts and feelings to your loved ones.

“Mum remained in her own home to the end as she wished.

This was only possible because you all helped me care for her.

Thank You”

 

Long term conditions and chronic conditions may last for a short period of time or continue for many years, during initial stages our support we can accompany to hospital appointments. Getting you there on time, providing comfort and support, helping you to understand what’s being said, good news or bad we can support you every step of the way.

Services can be provided as short interventions, ongoing long term service, and for respite periods. Durations of visits can vary to suit your requirements from one hour through to 24 hours.

For free advice about our palliative services, please contact us and a member of our team will be pleased to visit you at home without obligation.

 

Telephone us on 01253 899982 email to: mail@about-u.co.uk

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