Caring for your loved ones in the times when it matters most.
Receiving news that a friend or loved one has a terminal illness can be an extremely traumatic and emotional experience. During this challenging time, finding compassionate, trustworthy, and efficient end-of-life care becomes crucial to ensuring their comfort and dignity in their final days, weeks, and months. At Kare Plus Ashford, we understand the gravity of the situation and are dedicated to providing comprehensive end-of-life care services, also known as palliative care, to individuals with advanced, terminal, and progressive conditions. Our services are designed to be quickly implemented and tailored to each customer's specific needs, taking into account their symptoms, psychological well-being, social requirements, and spiritual needs. Our core objectives at Kare Plus Ashford are as follows:
- Enhancing the customer's quality of life and overall well-being.
- Promoting independence and enabling customers to live as actively as possible.
- Adopting a team approach to address the diverse needs of the customer and provide support to their families.
- Taking a holistic approach that considers the emotional, social, and spiritual aspects of the customer's care.
- Providing relief from pain and alleviating other distressing symptoms.
- Offering assistance in the earlier stages of illness, alongside complementary therapies aimed at symptom relief and life prolongation.
What is palliative care?
Palliative care is a specialised approach to medical care that focuses on providing relief and improving the quality of life for individuals facing serious illnesses. It is intended to support patients and their families by addressing the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual aspects of their well-being.
The primary goal of palliative care is to manage symptoms and alleviate suffering, regardless of the stage of the illness. It can be provided alongside curative treatments and is not limited to end-of-life care. Palliative care aims to enhance the patient's comfort and promote their dignity by addressing pain, discomfort, and other distressing symptoms associated with the illness.
Palliative care teams typically consist of healthcare professionals, such as doctors, nurses, social workers, and counsellors, who work collaboratively to develop an individualised care plan for each patient. They focus on managing pain, providing symptom relief, supporting emotional and psychological well-being, assisting with communication and decision-making, and offering spiritual and psychosocial support.
Palliative care can be provided in various settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, and even in the patient's own home. It is a comprehensive and holistic approach to care that recognises the unique needs and preferences of each individual and their family, aiming to improve their overall quality of life throughout the course of the illness.
At Kare Plus Ashford, we carefully select and coordinate our most experienced care teams to meet your specific requirements. If you would like more information about the palliative care services we offer, please don't hesitate to contact us using the following details:
Tel: +44 (0)1233 801888
Email: [email protected]
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