Palliative care at Rowallan House
Palliative care is a part of end of life care that takes a holistic approach to care. The process involves looking after the physical aspects of a person’s condition and managing their emotional wellbeing, as well as supporting family and friends. It’s designed to help a person living with a life-limiting condition be as comfortable as possible in their final days, weeks, months, or years.
Read on to learn more about the palliative care in Chadwell Health, Romford we offer and how we can support your and your loved one during this difficult time.
More about palliative care
As we mentioned, palliative places an emphasis on looking after the ‘whole’ person. We are here to help manage any physical symptoms while also offering emotional, psychological and spiritual support. Palliative care is offered to people who have been diagnosed with a terminal or incurable illness such as cancer or dementia. The support we provide is intended to help a person live as well and as comfortably as possible in the time they have left. It can be provided at any stage in a person’s illness.
Choosing where to be cared for
Choosing where to be cared for is a personal choice that involves considering your needs and preferences and how they will best be met. Everyone is different and the factors that are important to one person may be less so for someone else.
It’s also important to note that as a person’s condition progresses, the kind of support needed may change. Painful or discomfort that was once manageable from home may now require additional support to be managed effectively.
It’s helpful to talk through the different options with family and health care professionals to ensure your loved one is able to get the support they require while best honouring their preferences.
The palliative care we provide
For over 40 years, we’ve been providing palliative care and end of life care. To ensure this difficult time is as peaceful as possible, we coordinate care with a wider team of healthcare professionals to create a bespoke care plan that truly meets your loved one’s desires and needs.
Our specialist team is trained to help your loved one manage symptoms such as fatigue, nausea, shortness of breath and pain, as well as cope with factors like loss of appetite, depression, and trouble sleeping. And of course, we’re here to provide emotional support too.
In addition, our registered managers are trained in ‘death, dying and bereavement’ and lead our carers in ensuring your loved one feels as comfortable as possible during their time with us. Family members can enjoy quality time with their loved one when they visit instead of worrying about their loved one’s needs and also enjoy peace of mind when they leave, knowing that their loved one is being well cared for in their absence.
Get in touch
We understand that this may be a difficult time for your family. We are here for you. If a loved one could benefit from our palliative care services, please do not hesitate to get in touch or contact us on 0800 999 8499 or 0208 597 4175 to speak to our friendly staff. We are here to answer any of your questions or provide more information.