Hospice palliative care is a type of medical care that focuses on the provision of holistic, inter-disciplinary treatment, including comfort and support to individuals who have been diagnosed with a life limiting illness. Hospice palliative care can be provided in a variety of settings, including hospice in-patient support centres, nursing homes, frail care centres and in patients’ own homes. Hospice palliative care is designed to help patients and their families manage the symptoms of a terminal illness, and in addition to clinical care, patients are supported with emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual support during the entire disease process.
One of the main benefits of hospice palliative care is that it allows terminally ill individuals to spend their remaining days in a comfortable and familiar environment. Many people prefer to be surrounded by their loved ones and familiar surroundings as they near the end of their lives, and hospice care makes this possible. Our inter-disciplinary care team is trained to help patients and their families manage the physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges that can arise when dealing with terminally ill patients at the end-of-life.
Another benefit of hospice palliative care is that the treatments are documented to help reduce the pain and discomfort that many terminally ill people experience. Our hospice palliative care team, including Doctors, Nurses, and Social Workers, is skilled at managing pain and other symptoms, and can provide medications and other treatments to help alleviate discomfort. This is proven to improve the quality of life for both the patient and their loved ones.
Emotional and Spiritual Support
In addition to providing physical comfort, hospice palliative care also focuses on emotional and spiritual support to patients, their families, and their extended network of loved ones. Our hospice palliative care team includes professionals such as social workers and allied health professionals who assist individuals and their families cope with the challenges of a terminal illness. These professionals provide support and guidance and help families to navigate the complex emotional space associated with a terminal illness diagnosis.
Finally, hospice palliative care provides support and guidance to families during the grieving process. The end-of-life process can be a difficult and emotional time for families, and the skilled social work team provides support and guidance during this difficult time. They help families understand what to expect when faced with the end-of-life phase of a terminal illness and offer resources and support to help families cope with their loss.
In conclusion, hospice palliative care provides a range of benefits to terminally ill individuals and their families. Hospice palliative care can help to reduce pain and discomfort, provide emotional and spiritual support, and offer support during the grieving process. If you or a loved one is facing a terminal illness, consider exploring the options we have available to help: How We Can Help You