The Importance of Palliative Care

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Dealing with the reality of end-of-life care is something that can be extremely hard to face. But when a loved one has reached that phase, we know that you want nothing but the best care, compassion, and comfort for your loved one as they transition to palliative care. Palliative care is certainly about providing quality of life through comfort and expert care for the patient, but it is also about providing support and comfort to the family. By placing your loved one in the hands of caring and compassionate nurses and caregivers while in the comfort of home, you can gain some relief and peace of mind during this challenging period.

Care for Patient and the Family

Palliative care is all about providing the necessary comfort and care for both the patient and the family members. We know how difficult, distressing, and emotional this experience can be, Choice Homecare’s mission is to look after the entire family. That’s why we offer the same level of palliative care in the convenience and comfort of the patient’s own home. Being in your own familiar setting at home can offer that level of comfort that is often needed, while welcoming nurse-managed care ensures that your loved one receives the absolute best care when coping with an advanced illness such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease or ALS.

Provides More Quality Time with Family

One of the greatest benefits of home palliative care is being able to step back and allow us to take care of your loved one, make arrangements, and help to navigate through the often complex healthcare system. With those stresses off your plate, you get to make each moment count as a family. Spend the final days with your loved one enjoying quality time together, not worrying about making arrangements for related care and services.

Private Nurse and Confidant

All of our nurses, personal support workers, and caregivers are exceptionally well trained at providing the level of care that we would want for our own family members. Care and compassion will always be foremost. Each Personal Care Manager (PCM) is a qualified nurse that works directly with the patient and family to support, facilitate, and provide comfort. In addition to their services, each nurse is there to help support the family as a personal confidant when needed. Whether simply lending an ear or advising on more complex aspects of symptom management or navigating the transition to your loved one’s final stage of life, the palliative care team is there every step of the way.

Around-the-Clock Care

Creating an environment of comfort and ease is our utmost priority. We encourage family members to take care of each other during these times and help ease their emotional burdens and stress by communicating and taking care of their own needs also. When necessary, around-the-clock care is also available to assist in these situations. Nothing is more important than taking good care of family. And we know that once a family member has reached that end-of-life stage, few times in life are more heartbreaking or challenging.

At Choice Homecare, our priority is to ensure that both patient and family has the level of care, comfort, and support that’s needed to assist through these difficult times in the comfort of home. Contact us today at 613-907-3191 to for a free palliative care consultation.