Palliative care, also known as supportive care, aims to improve the quality of life of people suffering from life-threatening diseases. This can range from providing emotional, physical and social support.
Palliative care is offered at any stage of the health condition and is encouraged in the earlier stages of the disease. Recent studies have shown that palliative care can help improve one’s quality of life (Jama Neurology Research) and also helps people with pain and symptom management in certain illnesses (National Library of Medicine).
Annie’s Place’s caregivers are experienced in providing palliative care that helps your loved ones tackle their difficulties. Some of the benefits of Palliative Care include the following:
People with chronic diseases often have difficulty carrying out physically intensive activities, such as going to the bathroom unassisted. It can even become challenging for family members to lift their loved ones alone, and they may not be available throughout the entire day to assist them due to other work commitments.
Therefore, to help them out, our caregivers can stay with your loved ones throughout the day to assist them in various tasks, including lifting them to use the bathroom and helping them take a bath. We can also help prepare healthy and nutritious meals for them and accompany them to their doctor’s appointments.
Being diagnosed with a life-altering disease is a difficult stage in one’s life. And you don’t have to navigate this alone. We provide emotional support to you and your dear ones during this challenging time.
Opting for palliative care can help reduce the stress, discomfort and anxiety of facing the obstacles alone. Managing difficult behaviour is also one of the expertise of our care aides, who understand that the agitation in your dear ones stems from discomfort from their illness.
This not only prevents burnout of family members but also provides them with the peace of mind that they are being cared for by experts who have their well-being as the top priority.
In a time of distress followed by facing life-threatening illnesses, social support can be a tremendous asset to help you stay connected to others and know that you have external support.
Our caregivers provide excellent companionship as they understand the significance of the well-being of your loved one and want them to feel comforted and confident within the premises of their homes. They can assist them in their evening walks or take them out to meet their friends (according to their condition).
Annie’s Place’s palliative care services are custom based to cater to the specific needs of your dear ones and ensure that the best care is provided to them. For more information regarding our services, please do not hesitate to call us to discuss how we can help you!