Palliative Care at Home

The diagnosis of a terminal illness can be overwhelming, and at Mayfair Care Agency, we understand just how difficult it can be to reach out and ask for help when this happens. We know that caring for a relative or loved one with a terminal illness – especially a long term one – is hard. Not everybody feels they can do it, and not every service user wants it.

We are a Worcestershire-based home care agency, with over 20 years experience of guiding people through difficult times with empathy and compassion. We dedicate ourselves to helping our palliative care service users maintain a good quality of life, supporting our clients and their loved ones in spending valuable time together without the additional worry of day-to-day caregiving.

It can be reassuring to read more about private palliative care at home and what it involves, so we’ve put together this brief guide to help resolve some of the questions you may have.

What does it mean when someone is getting palliative care?

Palliative care is a service provided to an individual who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, cancer, or Parkinson’s. It is often needed when a hospital is no longer able to provide effective therapy, or ongoing treatment, care, and assistance for the patient.

Palliative care can begin from the point of a terminal diagnosis. It includes guidance and support for both the individual and their family, including emotional and spiritual support, and assistance with any tasks that may have become too difficult to complete without help.

End-of-life care is often offered through a hospice, which requires travel or residency, whereas palliative care at home involves regular daily visits from a qualified carer, allowing the individual to remain in the safe, familiar, and comfortable surroundings of their own home.

What does private Palliative Care provide?

Private home care

From guidance for dealing with the initial diagnosis to providing emotional and spiritual support, our trained and considerate carers will provide the best quality service to every service user. We know it can feel intrusive and uncomfortable bringing somebody new into such a difficult situation, which is why we’re proud to work extensively with friends and family, as well as the person receiving the care.

Mayfair’s private palliative care plans are all bespoke and are carefully structured around allowing each individual to make the most of every day. Our wide-ranging services include meal preparation, light housekeeping and help with mobility and medication, in addition to personal and continence care.

One of the greatest benefits of palliative care at home is being able to take as little or as much help as needed. We understand that the situation calls for flexibility, whether aiding with household tasks or easing the symptoms and pain related to the illness. Our goal is to ensure that the comfort, independence, privacy and dignity of each service user is respected at all times.

Private palliative care at home with Mayfair is designed to bring peace of mind and better quality of life to everybody we support, from diagnosis right up until the very end.

Whats Next

At Mayfair Care Agency, we have been providing at-home palliative care services to Worcester, Droitwich, Evesham, and the surrounding areas for 20 years, and know how difficult it can be to talk about end-of-life care. Our professional and considerate carers are ready to discuss your situation and talk about the services we offer, with compassion and understanding.

You can contact us on 01386 41492, seven days a week. Alternatively, email admin@mayfaircareagency.uk or use our online web form to discuss your individually tailored care package. If you would like to keep reading, you can learn about the five stages of palliative care on our blog.

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