Palliative care focuses on your comfort and well-being. As a branch of medicine, palliative care specialises in relieving pain and managing symptoms related to serious illnesses. Our Hospice Clinical Team is here to support you every step of the way, working to ensure your comfort and alleviate any physical distress you may experience. Together, we'll strive to improve your quality of life and provide the care you deserve.
Skilled nurses play an important role in hospice care. They provide regular assessments, administer medications, manage symptoms, perform wound care, and organise assistance with daily living activities.
Hospice patients may require medical equipment and supplies to enhance their comfort and manage their conditions. This can include items such as hospital beds, oxygen tanks, mobility aids, wound care supplies, and personal hygiene products. The hospice team helps coordinate the delivery and maintenance of these resources.
Common symptoms we help with include:
The clinical team provides comprehensive pain management services. We'll assess your pain levels and develop a personalized pain management plan tailored to your needs. This plan may include medications, physical therapy, relaxation techniques, or other interventions to help minimize pain and improve your comfort.
We'll work closely with you to find the most suitable options to manage your nausea, depending on its cause, and adjust dosages as needed. Additionally, we can offer advice on dietary changes or relaxation techniques that may help ease nausea.
Constipation can be relieved through various methods. We'll ensure you have access to appropriate medications, stool softeners, and dietary recommendations to promote regular bowel movements. Our team will closely monitor your situation and make any necessary adjustments to help you find relief.
Shortness of breath
Hospice effectively manages shortness of breath through various methods depending on the cause of the shortness of breath. Management might include medication, oxygen therapy, breathing techniques, and emotional support to help patients cope with anxiety and fear related to the symptom.
In a multidisciplinary team approach, health experts from different fields work together to help the patient. They may include doctors, nurses, therapists, social workers, pharmacists, and nutritionists, depending on the person's needs. Each team member shares their knowledge to create a care plan that covers all aspects of the patient's health, like physical and emotional well-being. By communicating and working as a team, they provide better care and a positive experience for the patient.
Open communication is essential in your hospice care journey. We value your input, so please keep us informed about any changes in your symptoms or new discomfort you may be facing. Your hospice care team is here to support you every step of the way. If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to reach out. We're here to listen, address your needs, and provide the best care possible.