Enhancing The Quality Of Life For Individuals With Life-Limiting Illnesses
Everyone has the right to choose where they wish to fight terminal illnesses or spend their last days of their lives. A Star Care Services offers holistic support to those who are in their last months or years of their life, to live comfortably with dignity by providing the upmost respect.
Understanding End Of Life And Palliative Care Services
If you have an illness that cannot be cured, palliative care makes you as comfortable as possible by managing your pain and other distressing symptoms. It also involves psychological, social, and spiritual support for you and your family. This is called “a holistic approach” because it deals with you as a “whole” person, not just your illness.
End of life care is a form of palliative care you receive when you’re close to the end of life. It provides support for people who are in the last months or years of their life, and it should help you to live as well as possible until you die and to die with dignity.
End of life care should begin when you need it and may last a few days or months or sometimes more than a year.
Who Can Benefit From Live In Palliative Care Or End Of Life Care Services At Home
People in lots of different situations can benefit for end-of-life care. Some of them may be expected to die within the new few hours or days. Others may receive end of life care over many months.
People are considered to be approaching the end of life when they are likely to pass away within the next 12 months although this is not always possible to predict.
This includes people whose death is imminent, as well as people who:
- Have an advanced incurable illness such as dementia or motor neurone disease.
- Have cancer or are generally frail and have co-existing conditions that mean they are expected to die within 12 months.
- Have existing conditions if they are at risk of dying form a crisis in their condition.
- Have a life-threatening acute condition caused by a sudden catastrophic event, such as an accident for stroke.
A Star Care Services carers are fully trained in end-of-life care and are supported to develop further knowledge and skills to help you through difficult days. We offer initial assessments where we will ask for your wishes and preferences and work with you to plan your care to make you as comfortable as possible.
When Should You Consider End Of Life And Live In Palliative Care Services?
End of life and palliative care is recommended for individuals facing life-limiting illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, respiratory diseases, advanced-stage neurological conditions, and more. You should consider a live in palliative caregiver when:
- Pain and symptoms become challenging to manage.
- The individual expresses a desire to spend their remaining time at home.
- Family caregivers require additional support and respite.
- Emotional and psychological support is essential for the individual and their family.
Live Where You Love
Unlike residential facilities, living in familiar surroundings can provide a sense of security and peace during the end-of-life journey, reducing stress for both the individual and their family.
End-To-End Palliative Care Services
We offer a wide range of services, including pain and symptom management, medication administration, emotional support and assistance with daily activities.
Care Plans Tailored To You
Our caregivers develop customised care plans tailored to the unique physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of each individual, ensuring their comfort and dignity.
Emotional Support Companionship
Our caregivers provide companionship, emotional support, and a compassionate presence, helping individuals and families navigate the emotional challenges that come with end of life.
Respite For Families
End of life and palliative care at home not only benefits the individual but also provides much-needed respite and peace of mind for family caregivers.
Adhere to the strictest safety protocols, ensuring that they are always in safe and capable hands.
Our Approach to End of Life and Palliative Care
Our live in palliative caregivers are carefully selected not only for their skills but also for their compassion and empathy. They create a warm and supportive environment.
We address the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the individual, ensuring a comprehensive approach to care.
We maintain open communication with individuals, families, and healthcare professionals to ensure everyone is informed and aligned with the care plan.
We adapt to changing needs and circumstances, providing the necessary care and adjustments as the condition progresses.
Respect for Choices
We respect the individual’s wishes, choices, and values throughout their end-of-life journey.
How To Get Started With Our Live In Palliative Care Services In Solihull
At this crucial time in your or your loved one’s life, accessing compassionate and professional end of life and palliative care is crucial. Here’s how to get started with our services in Solihull:
1. Connect with us
Reach out to us via phone or email to initiate the conversation. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be ready to listen, answer your questions, and understand your specific needs and concerns.
2. Home Assessment
Our live in palliative caregivers in Solihull will visit your home to meet with you and discuss your preferences, medical history, pain management requirements, emotional support needs, and spiritual considerations.
3. We Develop Your Care Plan
Based on the assessment, we will develop a personalised end of life and live in palliative care plan. This plan outlines the scope of care, schedules, and the specific services required.
4. Choosing A Caregiver
We match you with a live in palliative caregiver that has the right skills, shares your values and can provide you with the care, support, comfort and companionship you need.
5. Care Implementation
Once the care plan is finalised and caregivers are selected, your live in caregiver will move in and start taking care of you or your loved one in the comfort of your home.
Make The Last Leg Of You Or Your Loved Ones Journey Easier
Our end of life and palliative care services in Solihull are here to provide comfort, support, and dignity during this challenging time. Let us help you create a live in palliative care plan that honours your loved one’s unique journey and needs.