An end-of-life or palliative care diagnosis for anyone can be a worrying and emotional time. There may be so many questions and concerns that will often lead to not knowing where to turn. These feelings can be very normal, and this is where having a friendly and supportive care team at your side can make all the difference.
High-quality, personalised end of life care means ensuring that the holistic needs of our clients and their families are met just as well as their physical needs. It also requires a compassionate approach and the ability to see each person as an individual.
We understand that supporting a family member at home during the final part of their life is so important. Drawing on personal family experiences and constant learning we understand that a compassionate, sensitive, and warm approach is essential to our clients and their loved ones. It is a real honour and a privilege to be able to help care for someone at such an important time in their lives and we at Unicare Devon pride ourselves in our well-trained team that specialises in this area.
With so many options of support available, we will arrange to come and visit to talk over your personal situation along with your needs and wishes including any special requirements or aspirations that you may have.
This may include:
- Personal care such as support with showering or bathing.
- Support with assistance to use the toilet including the management of continence.
- Assistance with medication requirements.
- Assisting with pain management.
- Mobility support.
- Preparing meals and snacks observing dietary or cultural /religious requirements.
- Support with catheters, stoma, and peg feeding.
- Companionship and emotional support.
- Overnight care and support
- Respite Care and support
We believe that providing quality end of life care, palliative care and support to our clients at one of the most challenging times of their lives is integral to one’s wellbeing and sense of fulfilment. Should you choose to remain at home in familiar surroundings, our dedicated team work closely in partnership with the NHS and local hospice services to ensure that we are able to access and provide outstanding care on a bespoke level.
Our care assessment manager will work closely with you and your loved ones to create an advanced care plan, taking into account your wishes including any cultural, spiritual, and religious needs and preferences.