What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care is for people living with a terminal illness where a cure is no longer possible.

Palliative care-old lady with carer

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.

” Many thanks to you and your team for making dad’s passing about as perfect as it can be and of course to Betty in particular who was fundamental in making Dad’s last couple of years so comfortable , she is a wonderful human being! ”

Mr M Ginger, Prestwood.

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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.

Keeping families together and focusing on the little things

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:

  • A dedicated Care Manager who will ensure your loved one receives the highest quality of care
  • A care plan that will be tailored to your needs
  • Specialist medical advice when needed
  • Ongoing liaison with GPs and other professionals
  • Housekeeping and home comforts – whatever our clients want, we will do our best to make happen
  • Prioritising time with family and friends

Palliative care-elderly lady with dog

“I just wanted to say how delighted we are with Anca – she is a real delight!”

“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.”

Here to help

Choosing live-in care is a huge decision and not something that you should take lightly.

Some of these conversations can be tricky and it’s our job to make sure you feel as comfortable as possible.

We are more than happy to visit you and your family at home to discuss your situation and consider the options available to you.

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