To provide successful and meaningful palliative or end of life care Liberty Private Care works with allied health professions such as District Nurses, Macmillan and Marie Currie nurses and also with Doctors and Consultants, private and NHS based, to ensure that professional direction is carried out and in a way that meets the expectations of the client.
Sometimes a client will have another person or representative making decisions for them either as a representative or in a more formal capacity with a Lasting Power of Attorney which can be either for Health and Wellbeing or concerned with Finance and Property. We are accustomed to coordinating with the various available representatives and managing the desired level of care for the client, their family and those representing them, and providing important input to assist appropriate decision making to take place.
Our ethos is to follow the Six Step Programme and to provide a bespoke service to our clients, combined with our homecare plus wrap around service, which exceeds our clients expectations.
What is the difference between palliative care and end of life care?
Palliative care is for people with a life-limiting illness and provides the treatment, care and support required. It’s sometimes called ‘supportive care’. The aim of palliative care is to help you to have a good quality of life.
Liberty Private Care can help you be as well and active as possible in the time you have left with things such as washing, dressing and eating, managing your physical symptoms such as pain and providing emotional, spiritual and psychological support for you, your family and friends.
We can provide palliative care at any stage of your illness, some people receive palliative care for years. Having palliative care doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re likely to die soon.
You can also have palliative care alongside treatments, therapies and medicines aimed at controlling your illness, such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
Palliative care does include caring for people who are nearing the end of life though and this is sometimes called End of Life Care.