Hospice care at home

Facing a serious illness is a challenging journey, not just for the individual but also for their loved ones. During such times, the comfort of being in familiar surroundings can make a significant difference.

At Prestige Nursing & Care, we understand the importance of providing compassionate, personalised care in the comfort of your own home. Our hospice care at home services are designed to support individuals and their families through the final stages of life, ensuring dignity, comfort, and quality of life.

For over 75 years, we have been dedicated to supporting individuals requiring hospice care, helping them enjoy an improved quality of life within the comfort of their own homes and communities. Families across the country trust us to provide sensitive and respectful end-of-life care that evolves to meet their loved ones’ changing needs.

We are committed to honouring each person’s choices and wishes, ensuring they are met with dignity and respect right up to the end of their life.

What is hospice care at home?

Hospice care at home is a compassionate and comprehensive approach to end-of-life care provided in the comfort and familiarity of an individual’s own home. This type of care focuses on enhancing the quality of life for individuals with terminal illnesses by addressing their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

Hospice care at home aims to provide pain and symptom management, emotional support, and assistance with daily activities, ensuring that individuals can spend their final days with dignity and surrounded by their loved ones.

Our end-of-life care is provided on an hourly basis, allowing for flexible and personalised support tailored to the unique needs of each individual and their family. This bespoke care approach prioritises the wishes and preferences of the individual, ensuring they receive the best possible care in a comforting and familiar environment during their last stage of life.

Who is hospice care at home for?

Hospice care at home is for individuals living with serious or terminal illnesses who need dedicated, expert care to manage their condition. Opting for hospice care at home allows patients to stay in their familiar environment, surrounded by the comforts of home, rather than relocating to a hospice facility. This approach offers greater flexibility and control over the care plan, ensuring that the patient’s preferences and needs are prioritised.

Our fully trained carers are equipped to assist individuals with a wide range of advanced illnesses, from various types of dementia to cancer. We provide flexible support tailored to each person’s unique needs, whether they require straightforward assistance or complex care. With our compassionate and skilled team, patients can receive the highest quality of care in the comfort of their own home.

What services are available?

When it comes to hospice care, it’s crucial that your unique needs are central to your care plan. Dealing with a terminal illness can be incredibly challenging for both you and your loved ones; situations can change rapidly, and it’s important to ensure you have reliable support for hands-on care and personal assistance. A hospice at home carer offers expert care and guidance, ranging from pain management to helping with household tasks.

At Prestige Nursing & Care, we have been delivering compassionate and meaningful support to our clients throughout England and Scotland for nearly 80 years. During this time, we have amassed considerable experience and developed expertise in offering a wide array of care services typically provided in an end-of-life hospice, including:

  • Palliative care: Aimed at alleviating symptoms and enhancing quality of life for those with serious health conditions.
  • End-of-life care: Providing comfort and dignity during the final stages of life.
  • Nurse-led care: Bespoke support tailored to individual medical conditions.
  • Respite care: Temporary relief for primary caregivers, allowing them time to rest and recuperate.
  • Dementia care: Specialised care designed to meet the unique needs of individuals living with dementia.

Palliative care vs. Hospice care at home

Understanding the differences between palliative care and hospice care at home is crucial for making informed decisions about your loved one’s care.

Palliative Care focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness, regardless of the diagnosis or stage of the disease. Its primary goal is to improve the quality of life for both the patient and their family. Palliative care can be provided alongside curative treatment and is appropriate for individuals at any stage of a serious illness. Services might include pain management, symptom control, emotional support, and assistance with decision-making.

Hospice Care at Home, on the other hand, is specifically designed for individuals who are nearing the end of life, typically with a prognosis of six months or less if the disease follows its natural course. The focus of hospice care is on comfort and quality of life, rather than curative treatments. Hospice care at home allows patients to spend their final days in the comfort of their own home, surrounded by familiar faces and settings. Services include comprehensive pain and symptom management, emotional and spiritual support, and assistance with daily activities.

Both palliative and hospice care at home prioritise the patient’s comfort and dignity, ensuring that they receive compassionate and personalised care tailored to their needs and wishes. Whether you choose palliative care or hospice care, the goal is to provide support and enhance the quality of life for both the patient and their loved ones during challenging times.

The benefits of hospice care at home

Hospice care at home offers numerous advantages that can significantly enhance the quality of life for individuals with serious or terminal illnesses, as well as provide support and peace of mind for their families.

Comfort and familiarity

Being in a familiar environment can greatly reduce stress and anxiety for patients. Staying at home allows individuals to be surrounded by their personal belongings, memories, and loved ones, which can provide immense comfort during a challenging time.

Personalised care

Hospice care at home is tailored to meet the specific needs and preferences of the patient. Care plans are flexible and can be adjusted as the patient’s condition changes, ensuring that they receive the most appropriate level of care at all times.

Family involvement

Hospice care at home encourages family involvement in the caregiving process, which can be beneficial for both the patient and their loved ones. Family members can spend more quality time together and participate in the patient’s care, creating meaningful moments and memories.

Comprehensive support

Patients receiving hospice care at home benefit from a multidisciplinary team approach. This includes medical professionals, caregivers, and support staff who provide comprehensive care, ranging from pain management and symptom control to emotional and spiritual support.

Enhanced quality of life

The primary goal of hospice care at home is to improve the quality of life for patients. By focusing on comfort and palliative treatments, patients can experience relief from pain and other distressing symptoms, allowing them to enjoy their remaining time with dignity and peace.

Flexibility and control

Hospice care at home offers greater flexibility and control over the care plan. Patients and their families can make decisions about the type and extent of care they receive, ensuring that it aligns with their values and wishes.

Reduced hospital visits

By receiving care at home, patients can avoid frequent hospital visits and stays, which can be exhausting and stressful. This allows them to maintain a sense of normalcy and independence in their daily lives.

What does our hospice care at home service include?

Cost of hospice care at home

The cost of at home hospice care at home is dependent on the level of care and support you require. If you are receiving our hourly dementia care the overall cost will be determined by the number of visits and frequency of visits to you at home. Our experts will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your needs at your home, or in hospital if you are awaiting discharge to truly understand what you need and therefore how much dementia care at home will cost.

We know that our cost of hospice care is very competitive when compared with other home care providers. It is worth noting that when comparing the cost of home care with a care package in a care home, that the fee you pay for home care is actually for the care and support you receive.  In a care home your weekly fee mainly covers your accommodation, food and social activities with the care package being only a small part of what you pay.

You may be entitled to either social care funding or healthcare funding to contribute to the cost of hospice care at home. There may also be other Government initiatives available and local authority support. If you are faced with having to finance your own home care (known as self-funding care), there are initiatives available to you, including care fees annuities or equity release schemes that could provide the funds you need for your care and support.

How do you get hospice care at home?

We offer comprehensive care and support for individuals requiring hospice care in more than 30 locations throughout England and Scotland. Our fully managed service is designed to be highly responsive, allowing our local experts to swiftly implement care packages tailored to your needs. We work closely with local healthcare professionals, multidisciplinary teams, therapeutic care providers, and community support services to ensure a holistic approach to care. This collaborative effort ensures that our clients receive the highest quality of life possible, regardless of their stage of life.

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