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What is palliative care?

Palliative care refers to professional medical assistance designed to enhance the quality of life for individuals suffering from severe illnesses such as heart failure or cancer.

It helps to reduce the stress associated with the illness for the patient and their family by addressing targeted symptom relief and supporting curative therapy.

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Expert palliative care, customised to meet your requirements

Your family can maximise your time together with our specialised palliative care.

With palliative care at home, you can continue to live where you feel most at ease—amid your loved ones and your memories. You can receive specialised support and symptom alleviation from a serious illness whenever you need it, with one-on-one assistance from a caring carer who has received training in end-of-life care.

Palliative care can support you with:

Handling of symptoms

Our skilled palliative carers will assist you in coping with any excruciating symptoms you may be experiencing so that you can live comfortably.

Giving out prescription drugs

Your palliative carer can help you with pharmaceutical support, including gathering and organising your medication or assisting you take it.

Making meals

A palliative care assistant can make your favourite meals and snacks as well as nutritious, well-balanced meals to make sure you're getting all the nutrients you need.

assistance for mobility

Our carers are well trained to provide safe and useful mobility assistance, enabling you to move around your house with assurance and security.

Committed assistance for health issues

Our carers are well trained to provide care for individuals with a variety of medical issues.

We offer an extensive choice of services for individuals with different conditions, whether you’re searching for a full-time live-in carer or sporadic visits from a nearby care team. The national guidelines for palliative care are adhered to by our hospice and palliative care specialists. Additionally, fast-track palliative care is available at any time thanks to skilled carers and local branches throughout Wales and England.

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Our mother was cared for by Welcare workers for more than four years before her untimely death. Our mother received at-home care from our live-in carer till the end, growing to be a member of the family.


Hospital care as opposed to palliative care

Palliative care at home, as opposed to going into a hospice, lets you remain where you feel most at ease—along with the people you care about and your favourite sights and sounds. You can receive specialised support and symptom alleviation from a serious illness whenever you need it with one-on-one assistance from a caring carer with experience in giving meaningful care. Some of the several reasons why individuals are choose palliative home care over hospice care are listed below.

Your choices for at-home palliative care

Palliative care can be provided by welcare on a visiting or live-in basis, with each component of your care being independently controlled and overseen.

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Visiting care

Visitation care is provided for brief, regular visits at your convenience. The kind and calibre of care your local Helping Hands team offers will be precisely tailored to meet your needs.

With our visiting care, you can have complete flexibility in regards to your care needs, starting as little as 30 minutes each week.

Support during certain hours of the day or nights to guarantee that you have a carer available for you when you need them most.

You can carry on with your favourite activities and all of your regular schedules and routines when you are receiving visiting care.

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Live-in care

With live-in care, a professionally trained live-in carer comes to your house every day to offer individualised support. Our live-in care is a well-liked choice for numerous reasons, including:

You can take advantage of the constant companionship and assistance that a live-in carer provides by having one in your house.

You will be able to select a carer that shares your interests and hobbies and possesses a comparable personality to your own.

Your live-in carer will encourage you in continuing to see loved ones and will assist you in making the most of life.

When is it possible to schedule palliative care?

The symptoms of chronic illnesses might change quickly, necessitating immediate medical attention.

We provide both live-in and emergency home care, and we can often start setting up care within a day of your first call. This is especially helpful in situations where you are unable to plan ahead. Your local dedicated care manager can assist you in returning home if you are currently receiving care in a hospital or residential setting.

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Live in care FAQs

Palliative care refers to the assistance provided to enhance the quality of life for someone suffering from a grave or potentially fatal illness; cancer is a common example. Palliative care offers comfort to patients by treating them as a whole, not just their illness.

Our skilled and knowledgeable caretakers offer palliative care. They can help the person remain at home in comfort and provide emotional support to their families.

Hospice care is appropriate when therapy is no longer the primary goal of care, prioritising the recipient's quality of life. Palliative care can start whenever the individual desires.

Please contact one of our customer service representatives to set up palliative care; they would be pleased to help you with the arrangements for your care package.

A patient receiving palliative care may have been given a terminal diagnosis or be managing a progressing illness, but they may not yet be in need of specialised end-of-life care.

Anyone with a terminal illness who need assistance in controlling their symptoms while preserving their comfort and independence is eligible for palliative care.

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