Who is Palliative Care For?
Palliative Care is for those with life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses or conditions, most commonly; cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases and COPD.
This type of care is intended to improve the quality of life of patients and their families or care givers who are facing the challenges or problems associated with these illnesses.
At Sonas, our palliative care is intended not only to help your loved one pass peacefully, but also to help them live before they pass.
When to Start Palliative Care
Some may think that palliative care is only given when all other treatments are finished, however our care teams are experts at managing pain and controlling the symptoms your loved ones are experiencing and will work together with the residents GP. Palliative care can start at any stage of the illness, even as soon as a diagnosis has been given. Waiting until the illness has reached an advanced stage is not necessary however some families do choose to do it that way. Neither way is right or wrong, whatever the family chooses is right for them and their loved one.
Palliative treatment prevents and relieves suffering by the identification of problems or issues experienced by progressive and advanced diseases. Our healthcare professionals carry out an assessment and develop a personal plan and treatment for pain, physical and psychosocial problems.
Our Palliative treatment plan can include;
- Medication management
- Pain relief management
- Nutritional changes
- Relaxation methods
- Psychological support
- Spiritual support