What is palliative care?
Palliative (or end-of-life) care refers to professional support given to those who are terminally ill and to their families, and can involve treatment of symptoms together with counselling and emotional support.
Palliative care is offered to people with complex advanced incurable diseases and to those whose age, frailty and medical conditions mean they are not expected to live for much longer. If you or a loved one are in need of palliative care, our care coordinator and team will work with you to develop a care plan designed to optimise quality of life and mitigate suffering.
Palliative care includes management of pain and other symptoms and the provision of psychological, social, spiritual and practical support for client and family during what is a uniquely stressful time. This means assistance with day-to-day matters like feeding and bathing, but also by helping everyone involved come to terms with the diagnosis, and offering the space to make the most of the time remaining. When the time comes, your loved one should be allowed to die in peace in the place of their choosing. Dignity and choice are central to all our decision-making in palliative care.
Elite Livein Care's end-of-life champion is our Registered Manager, who will ensure that both client and family receive the requisite support during what is a difficult and distressing time. Sometimes this can mean simply having a cup of tea together and having the opportunity to talk about the feelings and emotions being experienced. Nothing can erase the pain of facing the loss of someone you love, but end-of-life care can help support the whole family and allow your loved one to pass on in comfort and dignity.
Palliative live-in care at Elite Livein Care
We understand that choosing the right live-in care provider is a big decision. At Elite Livein Care you can have every confidence in our skill and professionalism, together with the peace of mind that comes from selecting a CQC-accredited care provider. An Elite live-in carer will help you with all your medical and health needs, as well as providing companionship at all times.
At Elite Livein Care, all our live-in carers are highly trained and experienced in supporting a variety of different conditions and complex needs including:
- Palliative care
- Dementia, including Alzheimer's
- Nursing and complex care
- Other condition-led care
Elite Livein Care has been providing live-in care to the community since 2015, and we firmly believe that it is best for you or your loved one to have care provided in the comfort of your own home. Here are just a few reasons why:
- Personal one-to-one 24-hour care from an elite carer
- You won't be separated from your partner or pets
- You won't have to move away from your home and familiar surroundings
- You can choose your own lifestyle and routines
- You can choose your food and drinks
- You will receive a range of care and support from personal care, housework, social activities
What does palliative live-in care involve?
Palliative care involves in assisting our clients in their own home, in order to stay independent and live life the way they want to. At Elite Livein Care, we have a range of support packages available for those living with complex needs and we provide person-centred one-to-one support. Palliative care involves having a carer in your home to provide help and support whenever you need it, providing peace of mind that you or your loved ones have someone looking after them.
The services our Elite live-in carers can provide include, but are not limited to:
- Housekeeping and other daily domestic tasks
- Ensuring that dietary and nutritional needs are being met
- Complex care such as PEG feeding or catheter management
- Support with pain management
- Companionship and support
- Personal care and medication administration
Costs for palliative live-in care and funding
The cost of palliative live-in care is very much dependent on individual needs and circumstances. There are a number of funding options available to assist in covering the costs.
Please call us today on 0330 1330 235 to find out how we can support you and to receive a personalised quotation. You can also request a call-back.
To learn more about how you can get help with funding for live-in care, click here.
Outstanding live-in care services and staff
★★★★★ out of 5
Rated 5 stars out of 5
by Mr Singh - Posted on 22 December 2020
I have been a client since January 2020. All I can say is the carers, office staff and management are exceptional. The carers are lovely and they are always understanding. The office staff are always polite over the phone, and if I have any issues, they sort it out for me. The management are amazing, they always call in to check on me. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone that needs care.
How to arrange live-in care for yourself or your relative
Elite care assessment
Elite Livein Care will visit in person to discuss your requirements face-to-face and assess the care programme that will be required to enable the person receiving care to remain independent and in their own home.
Assigning your care team
We'll make all the arrangements to start your care, including introducing you to the Elite live-in carer that we believe will best meet your needs. Elite's Senior Care Manager will conduct regular reviews and offer additional support as and when required.