What is palliative care?
Palliative care focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness — whatever the prognosis. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family… although it is an important part of end-of-life care, it is not limited to that stage.
Palliative care for your elderly parent
Our Nurses are familiar with the specialized needs of palliative clients and the resources that are available in the community. We’ll help your parent access the resources they need.
As medical professionals, our Nurses speak the same language as, and liaise with, other healthcare professionals such as doctors, respiratory technologists, speech language pathologists, pharmacists, etc.
It is often a relief to clients and their families to learn that they are able to return home, even when they require various types of devices, therapies and medications.
Acquisition of equipment for short or long term use can be arranged. Hospital beds can be rented or purchased. Grab bars can be installed in showers etc. and a variety of other aids can be put in place to enhance mobility and safety.
It’s normal to have questions when arranging care for an elderly parent who is palliative. We’re here to help with answers, and solutions.