When Should Palliative Care Be Offered? | Rivendell Care

End of life (palliative) care should be offered to your loved ones when there is a life-limiting condition or chronic illness and they require intense treatment to both ease the pain and manage the condition.

This form of care can begin at any point of your or your loved one’s diagnosis and will occasionally result in end-of-life care.

When is palliative care appropriate?

A big misconception of end of life (palliative) care is that you have to live in a hospice, and this is false you can receive an end of life care from the comfort of your or your loved one’s home and this way you can manage your pain and treatment from your household. Especially in a time when you or your loved one feels helpless

Receiving the end of life care doesn’t necessarily mean you are going to die soon, you can receive it at any stage of your illness, some people receive care as soon as they are diagnosed or begin treatment, whereas others may only start their end of life care at the later point of their condition. Some people have had end-of-life care for years, and others may not even pass away while receiving end-of-life care it all depends on the user and the condition.

Another misconception is that your family and friends cannot be there for you however this is not true. Family and friends can be part of the care and is a great way for you or your loved ones to feel safe and loved. We understand and appreciate it is a difficult time to see your loved ones and that is why we are here to support you too.

If you would like to learn more about end-of-life care and how we can treat you or your loved one contact us today. Our team are pleased to help and talk through the different options available

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