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Palliative Care

At Four Oaks Healthcare we provide specialist, personalised live in care for those in need and the elderly; allowing them to retain their independence in their own home, whilst having help when needed.

What Is Palliative Care?

Palliative care is specialised care for those with serious injury or a terminal illness. Care centres around providing relief from the pain and stress of living with a terminal illness; helping to improve quality of life for your loved one.

 The aim of palliative care is to be a support network for both your loved one and the family, whilst they’re experiencing the effects of illness.  Your live in carer can help to shield the family from the down days, whilst making your loved one as comfortable as possible.

How Does Palliative Care Work?

A specialised Live In Carer resides in your loved ones’ home so that all needs can be met, and to ensure that the carer is at the client’s beck and call. This is different to homecare, where care is provided between predetermined times on selected days.

As health deteriorates, mobility diminishes, and the level of support from family and friends needed increases, a palliative care recipient will often feel isolated, fragile, and a burden on their loved ones. Live-In Care enables them to rebuild companionship, independence and mental strength with emotional support, so that they no longer feel like an impediment to their family.  The family can experience their loved one on their best days, rather than have memories of the down days.

Palliative Care, does significantly delay an elderly person’s biggest fear, moving to a nursing home. Retaining your home environment improves mental health, morale, and physical strength – which are paramount to giving the care recipient the best living opportunities possible.

What Do Palliative Live In Carers Do?

Welcoming a Live In Carer into your home can be a daunting thought at first, however, all of our Carers are highly qualified, compassionate, kind-willed knowledgeable people who have many years of experience in providing the necessary support and companionship needed to extend and support the care recipient’s independence.

Some of the tasks that a Palliative Live In Carer will complete as part of the round the clock support are:

Helping to Support or Administer Medication
Household Chores
Preparing Meals
Support with Toilet, Hygiene and Bathroom Functions
Running Errands
Support Transitioning Throughout The Home
Laundry, Ironing and Dressing
Helping the Care Recipient to Visit Family, Friends, or Attending Hobbies Outside the Home
Feeding and Fussing Pets
Emotional Support, Companionship, and a source of Fun and Happiness

How much does Palliative Live In Care Cost?

The costs of Palliative Live In Care can vary to great degrees depending on what level of support is needed.

Choosing a provider of private care is a difficult task, which is more than a monetary decision. So, while we at Four Oaks Healthcare endeavour to provide the most affordable prices; our main focus is to ensure that the care recipient is in comfort, with 24hr emotive, compassionate support from a qualified, experienced carer.

At Four Oaks Healthcare, we have curated hundreds of bespoke Live In Care packages for all manner of clients across the UK to great success; and each client is matched to a carer based on their individual needs. Regular reviews and quality audits are conducted to ensure that only the highest quality of support is offered in line with a Live In Care rota.

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What Qualifications Do Live In Carers Have?

Our Live In Carers are subjected to a rigorous and thorough selection process, where we determine suitability based on 6 key skills/aspects:

Significant Experience within Personal Care
A Compassionate & Caring Nature
Strong Organisation Skills
Flexibility, and ‘Client First’ Availability
Excellent Communication Skills
Sensitivity to Care Recipient Needs

Four Oaks Healthcare insist on delivering an unmatched level of care, and in order to do this, we only recruit and select the most appropriate and skilled caregivers

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