Providing clinical care with Compassion
What is Palliative Care ?
Palliative Care, or often referred to as End of Life Care, is offered to our clients who suffer from a range of terminal illnesses where complete cure is not always possible and for those who have suffered , or are suffering a complicated illness and need their symptoms controlled.
In other way we can say that Palliative care is given to those patients who are suffering from a life-threatening condition. It aims to help them cope better with the various side effects and symptoms associated with a particular condition as well as its treatment.
It focusses offering relief from pain, symptoms and stress of serious injury or an operation. This type of care can be offered at the time the condition is diagnosed, during treatment, after treatment and during follow-up care, as well as during the last stages of life. It almost always involves the family members of the patient, to make it a smooth and more emotionally manageable process for everyone involved.
Palliative care aims to provide psychological, emotional and spiritual support to patients and families to help deal with the last stages of life. It also aims to reduce the pain and discomfort that a patient goes through during the last stages of life. Our carers will help to provide support within the home with prompting medication use, companionship, domestic care, personal and hygiene care and specialist care.
Our carers will try to provide End of Life Care Services to suit the needs of the individual and make their quality of life as high as possible.
When do you need Palliative Care?
Patients who suffer from or are going through treatment for any form of life-threatening conditions at the end of their lives such as cancer, any disease of the kidney, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and others are given Palliative Care by trained caregivers.
How “Aador – Jotno” can help ?
We provide tailored one-to-one Palliative Care at home
We at “Aador – Jotno” understands that having a support network in home is essential for people who have been diagnosed with terminal conditions.We know that this is a highly emotional time for clients and their families and our carers assist with the practical aspects of daily life, as well as provide emotional support which is so important at this time.We work with the aim of providing proper medical care our patients need, in dealing with long term medical problems.
Our specialized Palliative Care program focuses on improving our client’s quality of life by providing clinical support services and home nursing services through a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals.
Aador – Jotno’s Palliative Care program focuses on ensuring that individuals remain in their homes when they are terminally ill.
The range of services offered include:
- 12-24 hours of nursing support provided by nurses who have a minimum of 2-years nursing experience and critical care training
- 12-24 hours of medical caretaker support( depending on patient condition
- Equipment based on requirements (may include Ventilator, Suction Machine, Monitor, Hospital Bed, etc)
- Consumables (paid for by the patient) - when available
Our care team is equipped to handle the following tasks, as per the physician's directive and the care plan:
- Personal care that is tailored to the patient’s needs
- Assistance with mobility
- Assistance with feeding including RT and Peg-Gastrostomy
- Incontinence care
- Wound care
- Ventilator care
- Tracheostomy care
- Physical therapy
- End of Life care
- Patients with advanced diseases like terminal Cancers, with little or no prospect of cure
- Any other advanced, progressive conditions where the patient needs symptomatic relief
Our professional carers have the training & knowledge in how to care and support clients approaching the end of life, supporting both medical and social care needs. We also work with nurses to ensure that our holistic service is tailored to support any complex medical procedures which may arise. We understand that complex medical care can require equipment and other adaptations to the home.
Our dedicated Occupational Therapist (OT) will not only liaise with doctors, nurses and physiotherapists, he is also on hand to be able to conduct a thorough OT assessment to facilitate fast discharge from hospital when required. Our specialist nurse team, dedicated central team, and OT will support our professional carers to ensure holistic and multi-disciplinary care is in place.
We always keep in mind that our extensive care planning process is designed to promote comfort and dignity, attending to a person's needs and wishes & obviously providing mental peace to other family members who also get stressed during this time.
Round-the-clock managed service
Our Palliative Care service can be provided in multiple formats as, Day care, Overnight care, 24-hours live-in care or a short-term Respite service( Respite Care ) – whatever is right for you includes:
- Dedicated care team led by Care Manager
- Full assessment before care starts
- Bespoke and flexible care plan
- Specialist support and expertise
- Meal planning and household/domestic tasks
- Social activities and lifestyle enhancement
How can a Home caregiver help with Palliative Care ?
- Manage the pain and discomfort better on a day to day basis
- Take care of depression and anxiety
- Help with fatigue
- Help in easing sleep problems
- Take care of constipation or other digestive issues
- Help to manage nausea or loss of appetite
- Provide constant and positive companionship
- Keep your loved one aware of what is going on and how the treatment is helping
- Make your loved one aware of the various treatment choices and why a certain type of treatment is needed
- Will understand your loved one’s concerns and questions and cater to them
- Will keep all doctors and others on the team aware and up-to-date with your loved one’s daily health
Physiotherapy For Palliative Care
Physiotherapy can greatly improve your loved one’s quality of life, even in the later stages. Here are a few ways in which physiotherapy can help in palliative care:
Walking is one of the easiest exercises that our therapists can first assist your loved one with. It will help the therapist understand the amount of help your loved one requires with mobility. It will help to reduce any stiffness as well as help to relax tight muscles.
Walking will also improve overall posture and help to reduce and prevent back pain especially if your loved one spends a lot of time in bed. It is also a good way to improve the digestive system and prevent constipation, which can often be common in those who are in bed for long hours each day.
The physiotherapist can also help with various exercises that your loved one can perform in bed, when walking is not an option. These will help to manage and reduce overall pain, discomfort and stiffness. It is also important in preventing the risk of bed sores. Regular bed exercises will prevent muscle degeneration and also help to prevent depression and anxiety in your loved one. It also helps to maintain basic motor and coordination skills.
Benefits of Palliative Care
Having Palliative Care within your own home can ease the strains of treatments and difficulties living with long-term illnesses. Staying within your own home for most individuals is a more preferable method of receiving care as, home comforts and normal routines do not have to be disturbed. Individual personalised end of life care packages will be arranged for your loved one ensuring that the most appropriate and best quality care can be provided.
Pain management and medication administration can be easily provided within your loved ones own home and can help alleviate unnecessary stress and discomfort that may develop from moving out of their own home. Our carers aim to help your loved one to lead the highest quality of life that they are able to for those needing palliative care at home. This means that a regular routine can be developed ensuring that pain relief and medication prompting can be managed accurately.
Arranging Palliative Care
Palliative Care at home can be arranged soon after your initial enquiry. Feel free to speak to our Care Manger & brief your requirements/ conditions& allow us to arrange the best type of care suited for your loved one.
The Benefits of Our Palliative care Service
The Benefits of Our Palliative care Service
|Palliative Care||Care Home|
|Consistent, 1:1 care||Yes||No|
|Hand-picked your carer||Yes||No|
|Manage your Care Plan||Yes||No|
|Dedicated customer support||Yes||No|
|Family can visit any time||Yes||No|
|Stay in your own home||Yes||No|
“The quality of care provided by “ Aador–Jotno ” has been outstanding. Thank you for your wonderful carers – so professional yet empathetic through this very difficult time.”
“We used “ Aador–Jotno ” to supplement hospice care when my grandfather was in the final stages of Alzheimer’s disease. They were always professional and on-time. They were also compassionate, and I always felt that I could trust them in my home. They gave quality care and I would recommend them to anyone looking to care for a loved one at home.”
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