Why is Palliative Care Important?
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, you may have been referred towards getting palliative care. Understandably, this has probably left you with a myriad of questions. One of the most common of these stems from trying to understand why this type of care is important. In order to help you with this, we’ve put together the following guide.
What Makes Palliative Care So Important?
When it comes to palliative care, there is a clear purpose carried throughout our service. This is to promote quality of life, high standards of care and ensure that our residents are comfortable, engaged, supported and dignified. Being diagnosed with a life-limiting illness is an extremely difficult time for everyone involved. Here at Lovett Care, we understand that. That’s why we carry values of kindness and respect into everything that we do. Our personalised care plans also take individual preferences and requirements into account to make sure that you’re happy with everything that we do.
Another important part of palliative care is the involvement of medical professionals. Thanks to this, medication support and management is constantly available, with 24-hour nursing care from registered nurses too. As well as the care and medical attention involved, you will also continue to be able to socialise and receive emotional support. You won’t have to worry about cooking either, as you will be provided with delicious, well-balanced meals.
How is Palliative Care Tailored to the Individual?
Everything that we do for our palliative care service, we do because we believe that everyone deserves the best support, dignity and respect. As a part of this, we believe that you should be involved in the creation of your personalised care plan. Whilst it will continue to be regularly updated throughout your stay, we want you to be as involved as possible.
As a part of your plan, we will work hard to make sure that we meet any emotional, mental and spiritual needs that you have. You will also be in control of how we manage your physical symptoms. If there is anything else that we can do for you, we will also address those in your individual plan. For example, this may include anything from companionship, to exercise and activities.
Palliative Care Across Staffordshire and Cheshire
If you have been diagnosed with an illness that means you’re looking for palliative care, we can help. Here at Lovett Care, we are experienced in providing a specialist service to those with life limiting illnesses and will work with you to ensure that you maintain your independence, dignity and preferences throughout.
If you would like to discuss anything regarding our palliative care services, please contact us. You are more than welcome to come along to each of our care homes across Staffordshire and Cheshire for a tour. Our experienced care professionals will also be on hand to answer any of your questions. If you have found this article to be helpful, you may wish to take a look at our knowledge hub. For example, you may be interested in our blog on ‘What is Palliative Care’.