Palliative Care in the Home
Palliative care will affect all of us at some stage in our lives whether as a patient, carer, family member, neighbour or friend. However, many of us do not understand what palliative care is - when someone has an illness that cannot be cured and will lead to death, palliative care may be suggested.
A cure is no longer the aim of treatment. Instead maintaining the best quality of life possible becomes the priority, managing symptoms is an important part of this.
Palliative care addresses physical symptoms such as pain or nausea as well as helping with emotional, spiritual and the social needs of the patient and family.
Relative Care can give your loved one the utmost care at home in their own environment. Our trained staff will attend to:
- Incontinence care
- Pressure area care
- Keeping the client hydrated
- Personal care
- Bowel care
- Mouth care
- Support to their loved ones
- Help with your medications from a Registered Nurse