Comfort, care and friendship in difficult times
Coming to terms with a terminal illness is traumatic for everyone involved. It is always an incredibly emotional time and just thinking about the future can be difficult: There are so many questions and difficult choices to make, it can all seem overwhelming.
Palliative care is designed to improve quality of life and make tackling life-threatening illness as comfortable as possible.
The World Health organisation describes it as: “An approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.”
The Nobilis Palliative Care team is here to be a source of comfort and reassurance, and to help families get through this difficult time. We help navigate through the mass of information out there to ensure you have what you need to make the best choices for yourself or a loved one.
Our specialist carers have received extensive training in helping clients and their families during this distressing time. First and foremost, we are on hand to answer all your questions. We will give you information about all the support available to you and the types of care that might be appropriate.
If you, or your loved one, would prefer to remain at home, in-home palliative care might be an option. Research has shown that patients that receive this form of care can live longer.
At Nobilis we believe very strongly that palliative care must address three key areas:
- Physical wellbeing.
- Emotional wellbeing
- Spiritual wellbeing
And tackling the physical and emotional impact of illness is only part of our role. During difficult times we all need a friend, someone who has our best interests at heart and is looking out for us. Our palliative carers are trusted companions, on-hand 24/7 to:
- Explain in plain English what the doctors are saying
- Inform you about the range of treatments available and their relative pros and cons
- Direct you to other sources of support and guidance
- Provide emotional support for you and your family
- Take care of all household and garden jobs that often get overlooked
- Help you and your loved ones retain a sense of hope and normality
Our smart technologies are in place to support the care we offer. From a family portal, to cameras and sensors, technology works hand-in-hand with our personal services.
We can provide a ‘virtual window’ into client homes so family members can check on their wellbeing remotely and be alerted to any issues.
Smart sensors monitor key areas and activities in the home, and signal alerts if they detect an unexpected change in behaviour, or something that might cause concern. At the same time, our carers are also there to act quickly, and provide support on the ground as needed.
Here are just some examples of what we can install:
- Sensors (bed, motion, chair, electrical equipment)
- Cameras (front & back door/key rooms)
- In-home technology (Google home, family hub)
To find out more about Nobilis Palliative Care speak with one of our knowledgeable advisers, who will be able to explain how our in-home care can be transformative. Call 01962 600660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org