What’s Involved In Palliative Care?
Palliative care is a service available for individuals who find themselves with life-limiting illness or complex medical needs. Its aim is to make the individual as comfortable as possible by managing their pain and other symptoms. However, this care can also extend above and beyond pain management. Care homes now offer holistic approaches that include psychological, social and spiritual support.
Eventually, end of life care may be required to take over from palliative care. This tends to happen when residents move into the last months or years of their life.