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Let’s Talk About Palliative Care

July 22, 2016

Let’s Talk About Palliative Care

Life is a journey and the final weeks in someone’s life can be extremely challenging and emotionally stressful for the individual, their family members and friends. Palliative care focuses on alleviating pain, providing as peaceful and dignified an environment as possible and addressing the physical, emotional, psychosocial and spiritual needs of all concerned.

At Communicare, it is our goal to provide the best and most comprehensive care service to those suffering from a terminal illness, while offering support to their families in these difficult stages of life.

Our team of trained carers and nurses will treat you with sensitivity and gentleness, facilitating as much comfort as possible at a difficult time. They are trained to assist with physical comfort needs, maintain dignity and hygiene, alleviate the workload of family and help preserve as much independence and individuality for the client as possible during the precious time remaining, while offering a support system to help significant others cope with bereavement.

Many patients and families find it difficult to come to terms with the words ‘palliative care’. These fears are understandable. Many will worry that their loved one will lose hope or that the patient and family will lose their privacy and dignity. We aim to improve the quality of life of patients and their families through ongoing support, while keeping complete confidentiality.

Palliative care, when delivered well, integrates spiritual and psychological aspects of care, offers a support system to help significant others cope with their bereavement and uses a team approach to address the individual needs of the patient. At Communicare, we provide you with the best of competence and kindness during this most significant time.

How Is Palliative Care Arranged?

Palliative care can be arranged through your GP or through the HSE. They will talk you through the best procedures possible when setting up care for a loved one.

Alternatively you can check out our website HERE! Or give us a call on 01 8338000 to discuss a range of different care options for you or your family.

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