Palliative Care

Palliative care is a specialised form of medical care for people with an active, progressive and advancing disease that is life limiting. It’s not just any care; it’s about focusing on providing relief from symptoms and improving the quality of life for both the person and their family. This kind of care is for anyone living with a serious illness, like cancer or heart failure, and it’s not only about physical relief but also emotional and psychological support.

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Palliative Care vs Hospice Care

It’s important to understand that palliative care is different from hospice care. While both focus on comfort and quality of life, palliative care can be provided at any stage of a serious illness, not just at the end of life. It’s about managing pain and symptoms, coordinating care, and having clear communication between the person and their healthcare providers.

Goals and Benefits of Palliative Care

The main goal of palliative care is to improve the quality of life. It helps with symptoms, eases pain, and supports you in managing the stress that often comes with a serious illness. Palliative care is holistic, meaning it looks at the whole person, not just the illness. It addresses physical, psychological, social, and even spiritual needs.

Accessibility of Palliative Care

One of the great things about palliative care is that it’s available at any stage of an illness and can be provided in various settings, including hospitals, homes, or hospices. The beauty of it is that it’s not dependent on whether your condition can be cured. It’s about providing care and support, irrespective of the illness stage or setting.

Tailored Support for Palliative Care at Home

At Carexcell, we recognise the profound impact of allowing someone to stay in their own home for palliative care. Our services are tailored to meet this need. We provide a range of support, from personal care to domestic assistance, ensuring that our clients are comfortable and well-cared for in their own homes. We also offer social support and service coordination, making sure that every aspect of care is handled with sensitivity and professionalism.

Collaborative Care with Local Health Teams

Our approach to palliative care involves close collaboration with the client, the people that are important to them, their medical team and the Local Health District’s community palliative care team. This collaboration ensures that our clients receive holistic and quality care that’s coordinated and comprehensive. By working together, we can provide a care plan that is not only medically sound but also deeply compassionate and respectful of each individual’s needs.

Supporting Carers and Families

We understand that caring for someone with a serious illness can be challenging. That’s why we offer support to carers, giving them the much-needed break they deserve. Our aim is to provide respite care that helps ease the burden on families, ensuring that they too receive the support they need during this difficult time.

Comprehensive Palliative Care with Carexcell

Palliative care is about more than just medical treatment; it’s about providing support, comfort, and dignity to those with serious illnesses. At Carexcell, we’re committed to offering this kind of care, ensuring that it’s tailored to each individual’s needs and is provided in the comfort of their own home. We work closely with medical teams and families to offer comprehensive, compassionate care.

If you or a loved one needs palliative care, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Carexcell is here to support you with personalised, compassionate care.

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