Specialist end of life / palliative care services at home
Prestige Nursing+Care’s Palliative Care Service places you and your loved one’s needs at the heart of everything we do. We understand how empathy, sensitivity and emotional support are essential to helping cope with a terminal disease, or incurable illness, especially in the final days of life.
The role of our specialist nurses and care assistants is to ensure that you, or your loved one, have the individual medical, physical, psychological, social and spiritual support you need to benefit from the best quality of life possible.
We are members of the National Council for Palliative Care. Our nurses and carers have undergone extensive training in palliative care, and work alongside local NHS Community Healthcare and hospice teams to provide support for you, and your loved one, at home.
Understanding palliative care
Palliative care refers to care from highly-trained nurses and carers, which are provided for someone who has been diagnosed with an incurable illness or terminal disease. Palliative care will deliver the medication, care and support that will make life more comfortable.
A terminal disease, or incurable illness, can often cause severe pain and other distressing symptoms. Palliative care will help ease these symptoms through medication, which can be administered intravenously of through a nebuliser. There may be a need to help with incontinence, bowel and bladder management, in addition to personal care services, such as washing and grooming.
Psychological, social and spiritual support for you, and your loved one, are an important part of a palliative care programme. This will mean different things for different people: from reminiscing about old times to reading a book out loud to sitting quietly at a bedside.
Palliative care and support is unique for every one of our patients. Please contact us to learn how we can support you and your loved one.