IN-HOME PALLIATIVE CARE SERVICES
HOW WE CAN HELP | PALLIATIVE CARE
Surrounded by loved ones, and supported by a professional in-home palliative care services nursing team offering gentle and compassionate care, is one of the most desired end-of-life experiences expressed by our clients.
A strong emotional connection with your care workers is essential for you and your family during this time, to ensure you all feel comfortable, secure and nurtured.
The team at Care For Family understands that arranging palliative care for a loved one can feel overwhelming and confusing. This team will take the time to gently work with you and your family to design a programme of care, either in your home or another location of your choice, on a flexible or a 24 hour a day basis.
Your team of highly experienced and compassionate palliative care workers and nurses will then be carefully selected to match your needs and preferences and will remain with your family for as long as you wish.
What is Palliative Care?
Palliative care is holistic care that aims to improve the quality of life of people living with a life-limiting illness. Palliative care manages pain and eases symptoms to ensure each individual’s quality of life is maintained. Palliative care works better if it is introduced earlier rather than later in the course of an illness.
Care For Family specialises in providing the highest possible standard of reliable care by providing dedicated registered nurses and care professionals committed to helping people stay in their own home to enjoy their familiar surroundings.
Aims of Palliative Care
A palliative approach aims to improve the quality of life of patients and individuals with a life-limiting illness and their families, by reducing their suffering through early identification, assessment and treatment of pain, physical, cultural, psychological, social, and spiritual needs.
Palliative Care Pathways
Palliative Care Pathways, for those living with an incurable illness, are developed to improve the end of life care of all patients. Pathways do not take the place of impeccable assessment or re-assessment as a patient’s condition will always change.
To have received palliative care, you would need to have a care pathway, which is a document that guides the steps needed to provide high-quality care to your loved one in the last days of their life.
Physical changes will suggest that they may be dying and the decision to commence your loved one on a pathway is to be made by a doctor and care team, and where possible with the patient and their loved ones.
Palliative Care Questions?
Palliative care is care that helps people live their life as fully and comfortably as possible when living with a life-limiting or terminal illness. Questions that are commonly asked include:
- Do I need an advance care plan?
- Are you able to provide palliative care in my own home?
- Can you provide care with a palliative approach?
- How will the nurses and care professionals recognise when my loved one is close to dying and what processes would be in place for this to support them and us?
- Will I get the medicines I need if things change suddenly and how long will it take?
- What support will there be for my loved ones when I am dying?
- If equipment is needed to help with comfort or new challenges, will the care team be able to access these and get them?
- Can the Palliative care team along with my family assist with arrangements for my spiritual and cultural needs?
- Will my loved one be able to have specialist palliative care if they need it?
- How many nurses and carers can be present on evening and night duty?
- Are you able to offer support to my loved one who is in a nursing home requiring palliative care?
Our trained team of expert professionals are here to help answer these and any other questions you might have and are experienced in working with your existing health professional where appropriate.
Palliative nurses and nursing
Palliative care seeks to maximise quality of life for individuals with terminal illness and their families. This is achieved through prevention, early identification and assessment of pain and other challenges, whether physical, emotional, psycho-social cultural or spiritual. This plan is then implemented under specialised medical guidance and with the support of specially trained palliative care nurses, which allows us to provide client centred care.
Palliative care nurses have developed special skills in caring for patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families through experience and training. Specialist palliative care nurses have high level skills, postgraduate level education and several years experience in palliative care.
Palliative Care Counselling
Palliative Care Counselling is a professional therapy service that addresses the many different issues and feelings that arise when patients are informed that it’s time for Palliative Care.
Appropriate types of counselling are available, depending on the specific needs of the person seeking counselling. Care For Family has an experienced team of dedicated Palliative Care counsellors and psychologists available and to support you and your loved ones.
How we Can help
Care For Family understands how to provide aged care and in-home care specialising in personalised palliative care, which will be tailored, to each individual and their palliative care issues.
We offer the same level of expertise and support you would receive in a hospital or hospice and are an approved Palliative Care Australia provider. An experienced clinical team will deliver the highest level of flexible, unique quality care to support each client and your loved ones in the privacy and comfort of your own home.
This care is reviewed regularly, ensuring that the changing and challenging needs of your loved ones are met. We will work with your chosen health care workers and medical team, be them a geriatrician, general practitioner or any other relevant medical professionals to ensure your loved one receives the most expert care.
How exactly do we do this?
- By managing palliative care teams and providing support for both the client and care teams to ensure the highest possible care is given and received at all times.
- By providing personalised, professional, culturally appropriate and compassionate in-home care as well as support in nursing homes
- By providing consistent palliative care teams that you can form trusting and supportive relationships with.
- By only using trained, qualified, reference-checked and police checked care professionals.
- By guaranteeing the replacement of care professionals if our clients don’t feel they are a good fit.
If you need palliative care support quickly, we can help. Here is an outline of our simple and rapid response process:
- You complete the form here
- We will call you with a quote within a few hours to discuss your current needs or concerns you might have and explain how we can assist.
- One of our caring professionals will meet with you at a convenient time to provide an in-home care needs assessment and quotation.
- If you are happy to proceed, we will send a quote in writing/email.
- Once approved, we send an Agreement form for you to sign and return to CFF.
- Your personalised compassionate in-home palliative care begins as soon as you
Alternatively please call 02 9343 0880 for your free no obligation in-home palliative care nursing quote today.