A terminal illness presents huge challenges to the client and family. The immediate reaction to such sad news tends to be a mixture of disbelief, shock and numbness. Comfort Keepers can help in this difficult time.
“Palliative Care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing problems associated with life-threatening illnesses, through the prevention and relief of suffering. Palliative care focuses on the treatment of pain and other problems, integrating the physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of care. Palliative care offers a support system to help patients live as actively as possible and also offers a support system to help the family cope during the patient’s illness” (World Health Organisation).
It’s a Difficult Time
At Comfort Keepers we understand that this time is difficult for families. There may be a tumult of feelings – from denial, anger and guilt to fatalism, helplessness and depression. All these reactions are normal, but make it more difficult for those providing care to your loved one at this time. Much of the challenge is dealing with the uncertainty, but still feeling in control, in order for both you and your loved one to make the most of the precious time remaining.
How Can We Help?
Our experienced Client Care Managers will assist you in assessing and planning palliative care for your loved one. Specialist training in palliative care is available to our carers to help them care at this time. We can provide assistance with:
- Respite care to give family carers time off
- Assistance with activities of daily living
- Assistance with personal care
Call the Client Care Manager
or 1850 818 100
and arrange to meet. They will assess the care needs and help formulate a care plan.