When you are suffering from a life-threatening illness, it can be a painful time for both you and your loved ones. Our palliative care service aims to support you during this difficult time, making life more comfortable for everyone involved.
Palliative care service supports adults, young people or children who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, whether that is terminal or curable, who wish to remain living in the comfort of their own homes. This service can be provided at all possible stages of illness, including pre-diagnosis, diagnosis, treatment, cure, death and bereavement.
The main objective of our service is to achieve the best quality of life for you, as well as your family. We understand that your family and friends may have strong feelings about your condition and it may be difficult for you to express your feelings for fear of upsetting them.
We can help you and your loved ones to discuss your feelings and provide extra support, should your loved ones need to take a break. In addition, we can provide support through periods of bereavement.
As part of our sensitive palliative care service, we ensure that you are treated as an individual, with dignity and respect. We will provide you with a personalised care plan that will take into account your needs, preferences and choices. We also like to ensure continuity of care, which is why we only select a small amount of Carers to work with you and get to know your personality and preferences.
To find out more about our Palliative Care service, please call our office on: 02075619340
Palliative Care FAQs
Do I need a Nurse, Healthcare Assistant or Support Worker to support me?
To determine whether you will require the support of a Nurse, Healthcare Assistant or Support Worker we will carry out a full care assessment, identifying exactly what your care requirements are. Carers are able to support you with everyday activities such as meal preparation and getting in and out of bed, however, a Nurse will support you with more complex requirements such as dressing wounds, administering complex medication, or making clinical judgements with regards to your pain relief. Should you wish to have support from a Nurse, Healthcare Assistant and Support Worker at varying times, we will be more than happy to arrange this for you.
How soon can my care service start?
Our service can often commence within 48 hours of your initial enquiry. Upon receiving your enquiry we will arrange for Blessing Agencies Homecare service Assessor to visit you in your home and carry out a full assessment of your care requirements and a risk assessment to ensure your safety. A personalised care plan will be produced for you, which we will finalise with you and your family, making sure that you are happy with every aspect. We will select Carers to provide your care based on your needs, personality and preferences.
We understand that in a crisis situation you need us to react quickly to allow a care package to start immediately. In such circumstances we will simplify our service delivery process and carry out an immediate assessment in order to facilitate a faster response.
What happens if I pass away?
Should you pass away whilst your Carer is with you, if you wish them to, they will be happy to stay with your loved ones, offering them emotional and practical support such as helping to make any necessary arrangements. Alternatively, they are able to leave your home and give your loved ones privacy.