Serious illnesses and disabilities can bring about symptoms that are uncomfortable and sometimes difficult to manage on your own. Palliative care provides assistance and support designed to help you manage the effects of your condition and improve your quality of life.
Palliative care can be used at any point while suffering from an illness, unlike hospice care which is meant to assist during one’s final months. Palliative care at home can help you manage your symptoms and pain while you undergo treatment.
Care Assistance at Home
Caregivers who provide palliative care services aid clients in managing the effects of their condition as well as effects brought about by the treatments undergone. Palliative care includes:
• Help controlling symptoms and pain, such as offering massage therapy and promoting relaxation
• Coordinating care with doctors and other medical teams
• Communication regarding your condition with medical professionals and family members
• Emotional support to help you deal with the effects of treatment and your illness
• Support for family caregivers
Palliative care is often chosen for patients suffering from all types of serious and chronic illnesses. Independent Life Home Care employs caregivers who are skilled in assisting clients with illnesses including:
• Respiratory diseases
• Cardiac conditions
• Kidney disease
• Multiple sclerosis
Individualized Palliative Care
A certain illness can affect all patients differently, due to the different stages of a disease or other factors. Because of this, palliative care may look different from one patient to the next. Independent Life Home Care will assess your individual needs, with your input and information from your medical care team. We create a plan that is tailored to you, that addresses your current needs, areas of concern, and your goals for treatment. Your care plan can be altered at any time to accommodate changing symptoms, new treatments, and other issues related to your illness.