The Benefits Of Palliative Care
Living with a serious, complex or fatal illness can cause significant pain for those affected, not just physically, but also mentally. Not just that, but the strain of this can then further burden relatives and friends, causing them to also become mentally ill. However, you should always remember that you aren’t alone, support is always available, which is where palliative care is perfect for you.
What is palliative care?
Palliative care, also known as end-of-life care, helps those who are suffering from life-limiting illnesses so that the rest of their life is enjoyable, fun, suitable and comfortable. This is primarily achieved through a palliative carer who will take a holistic approach to manage the physical and mental symptoms of the patient’s condition, as well as providing emotional support for the patient and their family.
- Improves the quality of life
The primary reason that patients look towards palliative care is that it helps with improving your quality of life for however long that is left. This is achieved through various approaches, with the most notable being preventing and relieving pain and discomfort. Research has proven previously that palliative care does help with many patients’ moods, with evidence to show through random trials that have previously been conducted.
- Can be provided in various scenarios
No two palliative care providers are the same, which should be considered as a benefit for those affected. The reason why it’s a benefit is that the care plan can be personalised towards your own circumstances, location and other details that are important to you, further increasing the quality of life, as well as making you feel much more comfortable.
- Helps both the patients and their family
It’s important to recognise that palliative care isn’t solely for those who are suffering from serious illnesses, as several aspects are solely implemented to help with their friends and loved ones. This is primarily achieved through emotional support, whilst also helping with practical aid such as housework, shopping, cooking and personal care.
- Can assist with decision making
Whilst you and your family are going through such an ordeal, you may not be in the best frame of mind, particularly for tough decisions. Fortunately, most of the staff that you will be working with will be well aware of your whole situation, meaning they are profoundly suitable to help with decision making.
Contact our team
No one want’s to accept the reality that they are suffering from life-limiting illnesses, but with a palliative care plan with Companions of London, we can make the experience more comfortable for everyone involved. As a network, we operate throughout London, helping a wealth of families to get the care and support that they need at challenging times.
Still unsure whether or not palliative care is for you? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch. By calling 020 7483 0212, you will have the opportunity to speak to our friendly customer service team who will be more than happy to confer about your current circumstances so that we can suggest the most suitable care plan going forward. If you would prefer to write, feel free to send an email to [email protected] and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.