Palliative care

Palliative care is treatment, care and support for people with a life-limiting illness. It aims to relieve pain and other symptoms, and improve quality of life. It is often associated with end-of-life care.

Caring for someone with a long-term condition such as dementia is a significant undertaking. You may need help with personal care and support, such as dressing, bathing and using the toilet. You may also need to take a variety of medicines at certain times in the day.

We can support you and your family with three kinds of care.

Palliative home care

Palliative care at home could be the ideal solution if you want professional, compassionate care without the upheaval of moving to hospital or a care home.

Our highly experienced and qualified home care staff provide fully-managed and regulated, palliative care in your home, tailored to your specific needs.

And the number and length of home care visits is entirely flexible.

What is palliative care at home?

Together with your family carer we can design a package of palliative care which gives you the level of support you need, and gives your carer a break.

All our care staff are able to handle any situation in a compassionate manner. They can support you and your family through a highly emotional time, promoting your comfort with dignity and respect. And we can arrange specialist training depending on a person’s needs.

We work with community health teams so that everything is tailored to your needs. We can also get prescriptions from your GP or arrange a home visit if required.

If you need our help urgently, our rapid response approach means we can provide emergency care within 48 hours.

Call us now on 01305443115 to talk to our friendly and professional team about palliative home care.

Palliative live-in care

If you want professional, compassionate care without the upheaval of moving to hospital or a care home, palliative care at home from a live-in care worker could be the ideal solution.

Our highly experienced and qualified live-in care staff provide fully-managed and regulated palliative care in your home, tailored to your specific needs.

Our live-in care staff are dedicated to providing high-quality personal care. All our care staff are able to handle any situation in a respectful and compassionate manner.

Alin and Dawn provided exceptional end of life care for my wife and made a very positive contribution to making a comfortable and happy home environment. Nothing was too much trouble. (Andrew).

Your live-in care worker will provide companionship too. And because you’re at home, rather than in hospital, friends and family can visit whenever they want, without the restrictions of hospital visiting times.

We work with community health teams so that everything is tailored to your needs. We can also get prescriptions from your GP or arrange a home visit if required. And if you have mobility issues we can work with occupational therapists and provide an additional care worker at certain times if needed.

If you need our help urgently, our rapid response approach means we can provide emergency care within 48 hours.

Call us now on 01305443115 to talk to our friendly and professional team about palliative live-in care.

Palliative care in a care or nursing home

Whichever care or nursing home they’re based in, our compassionate care home staff are experienced in providing palliative care, in a sensitive and attentive way.

We work hard to support you and your family during what can be a very emotional time.

Our goal is to achieve the best quality of life for you and your family. We take in account your cultural and religious needs, as well as your physical and emotional well-being.

While each of our care and nursing homes has its own individual style and range of facilities, they all give security, independence, and the very best expert care.

Agincare is a family business built on strong family values. Our founder and Chairman takes a personal interest in the way each of our homes is run, to make sure it supports our core values – a homely, warm and welcoming approach, high quality affordable care, choice and independence.

At an Agincare care home you’ll find:

  • Expert, personal care 24-hours a day
  • Comfortable, homely accommodation
  • A variety of activities to stimulate body and mind
  • A freshly-prepared, nutritionally balanced menu
  • Laundry and domestic services

Palliative care NHS funding

The Government is committed to every person nearing the end of their life receiving attentive, high-quality, compassionate care and for their wishes in their final weeks to be respected.

It may be possible to have the costs of care covered by the NHS who are committed to funding care for those who need it in their final weeks and months.

You may think that you won’t qualify due to the value of your estate, but end of life palliative care is different and is generally funded by the NHS.

Call us on 01305443115 for more information about our palliative care and to talk through the options.