What is palliative care?

What is palliative care?

Palliative care is a compassionate approach provided to individuals at the end of life emphasising symptom management for enhanced comfort rather than a cure. Rooted in the ethos of creating a "home from home" environment, our care homes offer a familiar and inclusive atmosphere, allowing residents to surround themselves with personal belongings.

Beyond addressing physical symptoms, our holistic approach extends to supporting emotional and spiritual needs, emphasising the importance of family and close friends in the palliative care journey.

Tailored to individual preferences, our care and support aim to enhance the quality of life during this crucial time, providing comfort and dignity. We cater to individuals with terminal illnesses or those nearing the end of life who prefer the homely setting of our care homes over traditional hospice care. Our comprehensive approach to palliative and end-of-life care is designed to support residents and their loved ones, respecting individual choices and ensuring effective pain and symptom management.

During this period, our dedicated focus is on meeting the unique needs and wishes of each individual, creating a comfortable and supportive environment for both the resident and their loved ones. Our collaborative approach often involves partnering with community health and social care professionals, local knowledge leaders such as Marie Curie, Macmillan, Admiral Nurses, and local religious leaders, reinforcing our commitment to providing holistic and compassionate care.