Palliative Care in the Home at Victoria, BC
At Comfort Keepers, we provide compassionate palliative care for seniors from all walks of life. If your loved one is in need of intensive non-medical senior case as they face a serious or life-threatening illness, our caring professionals are here to help. We will work with your loved one and their medical team to come up with a personalized care plan tailored to your loved one’s needs during any stage of a serious illness. These services focus on improving our client’s quality of life as they meet one of the biggest challenges in their lives.
What is Palliative Care?
According to the World Health Organization, non-medical palliative care is defined as:
“…an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing problems associated with life-threatening illnesses, through the prevention and relief of suffering.”
Here at Comfort Keepers, our approach to palliative care starts with supporting the patient. Non-medical senior care, in this case, focuses on relieving symptoms and doing everything we can to improve your loved one’s quality of life. We help seniors deal with their illness through providing personal care, toileting, and incontinence assistance, transferring, medication management, light housekeeping, running errands, and transportation assistance.
However, our work does not stop there. We are also dedicated to supporting family members of seniors in our care. Depending on our client’s situation, the sort of services we provide will vary. Our goal is to help lift some of the burdens off of the family, allowing them to focus on supporting their ill parent as much as they can.
Is There a Difference Between Palliative Care and Hospice Care?
Hospice care and palliative care are very similar. However, palliative care is provided for patients who are not terminally ill. Hospice care, on the other hand, is provided to individuals with less than six months of life. Patients in palliative care have every chance of recovery.
Home care professionals are available to answer any questions you may have. Please give us a call today to find out more about how we could help your loved one improve their quality of life.