Essex & Kent
Palliative and End of Life Care
End of Life Care
Being in control of what is happening and maintaining personal dignity is just as important in the final stages of life as it is at any other time. With our help, your final days will be exactly as you wish them to be, enabling you to pass away peacefully and contentedly in the familiar surroundings of your own home.
Whatever your particular circumstances, Rosemont Care’s specially trained staff will attend to your every need with great sensitivity and skill. We aim to enrich every moment of your remaining days with friendly professional care and companionship.
Respectful Palliative Care
Respect and discretion are at the centre of everything we do. When it comes to end of life care, we believe our job is to make sure that the last bit of life is enjoyed to the fullest, surrounded by the people you love.
Our carers are there to help manage pain, assist with personal care and oversee additional medical care. We are also companions and we will be there to talk through your concerns and offer emotional support at such a delicate time.
Palliative Care at Home
Coping with end of life is a sensitive time for you and your loved ones. Often we fear not being at home and in familiar surroundings for end of life. We all want to be surrounded by the people who care about us most. This is why we offer end of life care nursing at home.
Our carers will be there with you every step of the way and will do everything they can to keep you in the comfort of your own home.
Managing End of Life Treatments
Once you are diagnosed with a terminal illness, you will have to manage appointments, treatment and medication that you may not have had before. This can be confusing to begin with, so it helps if you have someone there to get you used to your new routine.
We can help with administering medication correctly and on time, as well as ordering and collecting them for you. We will keep track of your appointments to make sure you are in the right place at the right time. Having someone to help with these day-to-day tasks allows you to relax and focus your energy on the things you enjoy most.
Support for You and Your Family
When a member of your family is diagnosed with a terminal illness, you will want to spend as much time with them as possible. We can help facilitate this and keep you updated on your loved one’s condition. Our service is there to take away the worry and stress, so you can make the most of your time together.
Each of our carers is aware that it is a sensitive and emotional time. Should you feel like you or someone else in your family needs emotional support, they are there to listen to you and can recommend our bereavement support for children.
End of life care takes several forms. Usually, you will be placed on a pathway which helps indicate whether you need long or short-term palliative care at home. For some people, they will be looking at their last few days or weeks and others will need palliative care for a year or more.
Together with you and your family, we can plan the care you need to keep you comfortable. Our palliative care nursing team are highly trained and experienced, helping to give your family peace of mind.
As soon as someone is diagnosed with a terminal illness, they should be offered palliative care. Palliative care does not mean that end of life is immediate, but it will help manage the condition as symptoms worsen and keep you emotionally and medically supported.
For some, uprooting their lives and moving into a care home would be too distressing. This is why you can instead opt for carers that can give you palliative care at home. This keeps you in familiar surroundings while making sure you are safe, that you have everything you need and providing companionship during a difficult time.
Practical and emotional support for you and your family
Between us, we will agree a comprehensive care plan that is tailored to your personal requirements. Typical services provided by palliative care staff include:
- Monitoring and managing pain
- Administering medication
- Helping to facilitate daily activities.
We can also support you in other ways to help you get the most out of each day – helping you in and out of bed, getting washed, cooking, eating and using the lavatory, for example.
Our palliative home carers also understand how challenging this time is for family and friends. In addition to caring for you, therefore, they will also be on hand to provide support for anyone affected by the upsetting circumstances.