Palliative Care

Providing comfort, care and friendship in difficult times

Coming to terms with a life threatening illness is traumatic for everyone involved. It is always an incredibly emotional time and just thinking about the future can be difficult.

At Nobilis we are here to help you through this difficult time. We will help you navigate your way through the mass of information that is out there to make sure you have what you need to make the best choices for your loved one.

There are so many questions you need answering and very difficult choices to be made. It can all seem overwhelming and it is easy to feel hopeless.

Having gone through this experience ourselves, it is important for us to be seen as a source of comfort and reassurance. Nobilis’ care team are here to help you get through this traumatic period. Our specialist carers have received extensive training in helping clients and their families during this distressing time.

First and foremost, we are on hand to answer all your questions. We will give you information about all the support available to you and the types of care that might be appropriate.

If you want to continue living at home, in-home palliative care might be option. Research has shown that patients that receive this form of care can live longer than those that don’t.

Palliative care is designed to improve the quality of life that you experience and make sure you are as comfortable as possible when tackling your illness.   The World Health organisation describes it as:

“an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.”

If you or a loved one is suffering from a serious, chronic or terminal illness, palliative care is an effective way of improving the quality of life and managing the effects of the illness.

At Nobilis we believe very strongly that palliative care must address 3 key areas in your life:

  • Your physical well being.
  • Your mental well being.
  • Your spiritual well being.

Your bespoke care plan is designed around your requirements, to ensure each one of your needs is being met, so you are able to lead as full and comfortable life as possible.

Through careful management of your illness and its symptoms, you can make the most of your time. However, tackling the physical impact of the illness is only part of our role. During difficult times we all need a friend, someone who has our best interests at heart and is looking out for us. Our carers provide more than just traditional ‘care’. We are trusted companions and are on hand 24/7 to:

  • Explain in plain English what the doctors are saying
  • Inform you about the range of treatments available to you and their relative pros and cons
  • Direct you to other sources support and guidance
  • Provide emotional support for you and your family during the difficult times
  • Take care of all the jobs around the house and garden that often get overlooked
  • Help you retain a sense of hope and normality in your life

To discuss what the best options are for your loved one and what care and support is available to them, please give us a call on 03333 444880