The two most common concerns people have are…
Concern 1: I don’t want to die in pain
Your free Community Palliative Care Team includes Specialist Palliative Care Doctors and Registered Nurses who determine the treatment plan and pain management, as well as managing health issues during the Palliative Care and End of Life stages.
When the free Community Palliative Care Nurses can’t be there to administer Schedule 8 medications such as Morphine, Daughterly Care Private Nurses can.
Concern 2: I don’t want to be a burden to my family
If you have ever nursed a Loved One through a chronic illness or are presently supporting a Loved One with chronic illness, you’ll understand what an emotionally and physically tiring time this is for the family, let alone the person who is being palliated.
Just the sadness makes you feel so emotionally tired and exhausted so it is a good idea to know in advance who you can ring for a break or extra assistance.
One fact that is for certain, is that you and your family will feel more supported with Daughterly Care guiding and assisting you. What also needs to be understood is that it is a journey many families willingly make to show their respect and love of their spouse, partner or parent, no matter how tiring.
Of course some Elders’ children are very busy or they have no children or spouse alive to support them. In these circumstances, Daughterly Care provides the core of their palliative 24 hr and end of life care.
The following diagram represents one example of how Daughterly Care can support you in the palliative care and near death process.
Palliative Care is different to End of Life Care.
Palliative Care is specialised care that addresses the holistic needs of a person who has a terminal or life-limiting condition, as well as the personal needs of their family and carers.^ It aims to improve that person’s quality of life with dignity and choice, and includes managing pain, getting treatment and providing psychological, emotional and spiritual support.
Palliative Care can be provided for months or years, whereas End of Life care tends to cover those last weeks of life and generally requires 24 hr care for the elder.
This stage of life or the very close to dying stage can be a time when families become closer to saying their goodbyes and the final wishes of how the ill person, generally an elderly senior prefers to be cared for, can be documented and discussed using an Advanced Care Plan. It can also be a time when differences in values are magnified causing great stress.
Our in-home private Nurses can provide you with a copy of such a document and explain what is involved, should you need their help.
Our attentive and experienced Palliative Care Caregivers and live in carers and in-home care private Nurses can be there for the entire journey to help and support everyone involved.
With over 21 years experience in caring for Elders, Daughterly Care has a great deal of experience during the Palliative Care and End of Life Care stages of life.
May 22nd – 28th is National Palliative Care week and it is designed to raise awareness of palliative care, and encourage the Australian community to talk about the important issues surrounding death and dying.
Daughterly Care’s Private Nurses and Live in Carers or Hourly Caregivers can provide Palliative and End of Life Care:
Just choose what best suits you and your family’s needs.
- have one dedicated Carer per 24 hr day and only 2 Caregivers over (7 days) a full week;
- receive a minimum of 8 hours direct care per day;
- have personalised, relationship-based, person-centred in home care tailored to their preferences.
In addition, accessing in home palliative care early can help you or your elderly Loved One have the best possible quality of life with dignity, privacy and choice.