What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care also referred to as end of life care, is for individuals who are suffering from a serious illness that is often accompanied by painful, uncomfortable and stressful symptoms. This type of care is carried out by highly trained medical specialists who aim to reduce these symptoms, improve quality of life and provide a comfortable environment for you and your loved one.

Palliative care can be offered to anyone who is experiencing difficulty in managing their illness regardless of the stage of your condition. Although it is commonly known as end of life care, it is often used to manage yours or your loved ones comfort and reduce the stress and pain of a serious illness. If you or someone you know is suffering and could do with some help managing it all, or if you’re a carer for your loved one and think they may need more professional help, speak to your GP or one of the staff at Laurel Care Home via our contact page

Palliative care at Laurel Care Home

Laurel Care Home has developed an excellent reputation in delivering palliative care over the years, with our highly trained nurses handling a variety of conditions and circumstances, all with their own unique challenges. Alongside our professional staff, we understand the need for excellent communication with family members. As nursing needs become more complex we strive to ensure that medical conditions are fully explained to residents and their families so that they can focus on the important things in life.

Our highly trained staff are experienced in providing excellent end of life care and can deal with most life limiting conditions. We will strive to make your final days as comfortable as we possibly can supporting you and your families through that journey.

The 2019 CQC inspection discovered the following:

“The service worked collaboratively with healthcare professionals and provided good end of life care. People experienced a comfortable, dignified and pain-free death. There were members of staff with the specific skills to understand and meet the needs of people and their families in relation to emotional support and the practical assistance they needed at the end of the person’s life. Staff were also supported by the service with empathy and understanding.”

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