Palliative care is for people living with a terminal illness where a cure is no longer possible.
Our goal is very much to help the person, and everyone affected by their diagnosis, to achieve the best quality of life.
For people with life-limiting conditions, having the choice of being treated at home is so important.
It allows us to promote a high level of wellbeing and independence for our clients, helping them to live as actively as possible for as long as possible, whilst also providing a relaxed and stress-free environment for all.
A large part of palliative care is concerned with relieving discomfort or distress, and we do everything we can to manage pain and other physical symptoms. Our care plans are individually tailored, and they can complement more mainstream treatments such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
Here at Ashridge Home Care, we also help with any psychological, social, or spiritual needs, and we incorporate medicines, therapies, or other support that the specialist teams believe will help your loved one.
We work with specialist medical staff to ensure we get the best possible advice for each person in our care. Our carers receive specialist training on how to deal with, and care for clients with life-limiting illnesses, or those who need end-of-life care.
To us, the little things are so important. If we get the detail right, we can centre the care on the things that make the client happy. For many, being around friends and family is key to their happiness and we do all we can to provide a support system, giving you the time and space to be together.
We recognise how distressing these times can be, and sometimes, keeping up with small rituals can make a big difference.
Our specialist palliative care service includes:
“Rita is doing a great job in our eyes and our mother is so happy and relaxed, they have so much in common and seem to have built a lovely relationship.”
“The carer is superb and she is exactly what we wanted. At least we know mum has someone there overnight if she needs anything.”