If your parent or loved one has been told that they may not get better then end of life care, also known as palliative care, provides treatment and manages pain and other physical symptoms resulting from a terminal and/or complex illness while they near the end of their life.
With a complex and terminal illness, symptoms may need to be controlled and managed where possible. MyLife offers a clinical nurse led end of life service at home to offer the full spectrum of medical, practical, and emotional support required during this time. We are usually asked to become involved at an early stage to help with medication and practical help, sometimes also helping with getting out and about while health still permits this.
Because we bring the professional support and care to your loved one’s home, there is no need to be worried about whether they will be able to die at home, which is often what people would prefer.
We also support any psychological, social or spiritual needs; our aim is to help your loved one to achieve the best quality of life, as well as ensuring you are also supported during this difficult and emotional time.
Dying in a dignified way at home is enabled by our specialist MyLife team supporting your loved one by providing professional, qualified, and Registered Nurses and Healthcare Assistants to provide their care. This helps them to retain a decent quality of life for the time they have left by providing relief from pain and other distressing symptoms, keeping them as happy and as comfortable as possible.