Palliative & End of Life Care

  • What is End of Life Care?

    End-of-life care provides the support that is needed towards the end of someone’s life, allowing them to pass in the most peaceful and comfortable way. While some people spend their final days in a hospital, hospice or nursing home, end-of-life care at home has become a preferred option for those who wish to spend their last moments within their own home and surrounded by their loved ones.

People who are nearing the end of their life and those who require palliative care due to a life-limiting illness may want to remain at home for their final days.  That is where we can come in, to help you to have a good quality of life in the time you have left.

Palliative Care Service

  • Palliative care at home can involve:
  • Personal care and assisted living such as assistance with bathing, dressing and toileting.
  • Continence care, whether it is changing continence pads or managing a stoma or catheter.
  • Medication support including prompts or administering medication.
  • Support with pain management
  • Help moving around the home, whether it is gentle support or hoisted transfers.
  • Housekeeping duties such as vacuuming, dusting, changing beds or doing the laundry.
  • Preparing meals to your tastes, and washing up afterwards
  • Caring for your pet including feeding and walking
  • Running errands to collect prescriptions or food shopping.
  • Companionship and supporting your independent living at home.

End of life Service

  • Personal care – supporting with bathing and showering.
  • Support with toileting, including changing continence pads or using a commode.
  • Mobility support, such as help moving position in bed and help with standing or sitting – and using hoists when required.
  • Administering or prompting medication, and supporting with pain management
  • Changing bedding and housekeeping duties
  • Preparing meals and snacks to taste and dietary requirements.
  • Complex care such as support with catheters, stomas and PEG feeding.
  • Ongoing companionship and emotional support
  • Some assistance with showering, bathing, shaving and oral hygiene.
  • Some assistance with dressing
  • Some assistance with getting to / from the toilet.
  • May require a commode or bottle emptied.
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