If you or a loved one are facing a serious illness, you may have heard the term “palliative care.” This form of elderly care can sometimes be confused for other sectors of care. Here’s a guide that outlines what palliative care is, with some common questions answered.

What Is Palliative Care?

Palliative care is a resource for anyone living with a serious illness. This can include heart disease, kidney disease, cancer, and many others.

If an illness makes it harder to work, play, get around, palliative care can address that, too. It can be helpful at any stage of illness and is best provided soon after a person is diagnosed.

For long-term diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s, people may choose to live in dementia nursing homes as part of their elderly care. These are more specialised in catering to individual care and needs.

Common Questions About Palliative Care

Who can be treated?

Anyone with a serious illness.

Will symptoms be relieved?

Yes, as much as possible. This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of the illness.

How long will I be cared for?

This depends on what care you need. Some people receive palliative care for years, while others will receive care in their last weeks or days.

Where will I receive care?

  • Home
  • Assisted living facility
  • Nursing home
  • Hospital

Palliative Care at Stanfield

At Stanfield Nursing Home we provide elderly care and support to differing nursing care requirements.

Our palliative care takes a person-centred approach in our nursing care and specialist dementia care. This means that those we care for are always at the centre of what we do.

A key aspect of this is knowing each resident as a person; not someone we are employed to care for. As a result, we always meet the needs of the individual.

Rest of life care is also a part of our elderly care at Stanfield. Our team of trained nurses aim to make our Worcester care home feel like a home-away-from-home.

During the last days and hours of an individual’s life, we actively encourage loved ones to be present, if they wish to be. Often those supporting their loved ones will stay with us during this period.

Contacting Stanfield Nursing Home

If you want to learn more about choosing a nursing home for elderly care, take a look at our other blog with advice on moving into a care home. You can also check out our social media for daily updates. If you want more information on Stanfield Nursing Home’s palliative care then head to our website. Alternatively, you can call 01905 420 459 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.

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