Palliative Care & Support - Home Care Services

Palliative care services, along with end-of-life support are among the personal and domiciliary care services provided by Sova Healthcare to adults and children of all ages who have been diagnosed with life-threatening or terminal illnesses. 

What is Palliative Care?

The main aim of our palliative support is to provide you with an established care network to ensure you receive the best quality of life possible through this difficult and distressing time. Palliative care demands more sensitivity than any of our other home care services which is why all of our staff members and personal carers are highly trained and prepared to be well equipped having had sufficient experience to deliver the most professional, respectful and comforting care that will help ease your pain and the pain of your loved ones throughout such an emotional time.

Whether you would prefer to spend your last days in a care home or in your own home is entirely up to you. Like all our services, our Palliative Care Services are tailored to suit your needs. We will take into consideration all of your preferences and choices, ensuring that your final days are spent in the most comfortable, familiar and unobtrusive manner possible. You can receive this care at any stage of your illness, and for however long you and your family need it, simply get in touch with our friendly team to discuss your requirements further, or call us on 0800 688 8866.

What Services Are Included?

An increased level of palliative care and support might be needed as your illness progresses. As your carers we will see it as our responsibility that this does not impede on you making the most out of the time you still have with your loved ones. You should be able to appreciate the time spent with your family, safe in the knowledge that your needs are being seen to and that you won’t feel any unnecessary discomfort or pain. Your carer will provide you with the best physical care services according to your personal support plan whilst maintaining your dignity and seeing to it that your choices and wishes are realised.

We know that when dealing with terminally ill clients, an emergency response system must be put into place, as situations can sometimes change quite suddenly and your family and friends need to be easily reached during a delicate time. We will do our utmost for you to have your family around you when the time comes, making sure that everyone gets a chance to say goodbye.

Coming to terms with a life-threatening illness can be extremely tough and you may find yourself feeling shocked, overwhelmed, frightened, confused or helpless. Our staff can sensitively and caringly help you through this distressful time. We will be with you, caring for you and supporting you every step of the way, discussing your emotions to figure out how to best cope with them. Your Sova Healthcare carer will also be accompanying you to doctor’s appointments, helping you deal with good or bad news, advising you on how to inform your family and friends of your condition, whilst also providing you with a constant care and support network. We can also offer you professional palliative support counselling if you are having more serious difficulties in facing your condition, simply give us a call on 0800 688 8866 or email and we will arrange it for you.

It is also important for many of our terminally ill clients to have a plan in place. We understand that you need the to be assured that all of your affairs are in order, including dealing with financial and official concerns. We believe that such matters should not cause you unnecessary worry or stress, or divert you from spending valuable time with your family. Therefore our carers, who are highly experienced in palliative care matters, can assist you with such matters as part of your care support and services plan, allowing you to relax and make the most of the time still left.

Sova Healthcare also offer loss and bereavement support services to your loved ones whom may be struggling with the prospect of losing you and coping with your death once you have gone. They may not know how to best approach the subject of your condition with you as they are worried you seeing them upset will affect you. Once again, we make it our mission to be there to support them whilst also helping them reconnect with you. After you have gone, we can help and support them through the bereavement period, feelings of emotional distress, anxiety, or guilt being perfectly natural and normal following the loss of a loved one. Our palliative support and care services will help jointly work through this difficult time, to eventually make these feelings bearable.

Why Choose Sova Healthcare As A Home Care Provider

Sova Healthcare is widely recognised as one of the top domiciliary care agencies in the UK. With branches in LeicesterBradfordHarrogateBirmingham, and Redbridge, we have continued to expand our health and social care services, to help those suffering from complex illnesses or learning disabilities live a comfortable life.

All of our home care services are regulated by the Care Quality Commission and run by registered managers who ensure our domiciliary care meets and exceeds the required standards.