What is Palliative Care?

This is the term given to holistic (whole person) approach to care for anyone who has life-limiting conditions and who are living at home. This type of care aims to improve the quality of life for people with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

How Do We Support Palliative Care?

Most people prefer to stay at home and live independently for as long as possible, with care support. We support you and the professional medical and nursing teams. We can be there for as many hours as you wish.

Palliative care can apply across a wide spectrum of health issues.

Palliative Care at Home

Our Home Care Assistants support your family and the multi-disciplinary team in your home.

They are sensitive to this stage of an illness or condition, and to your feelings and those of your family members and friends. Liaising and communicating with family members is an important part of a Home Care Assistant’s role.

We provide 24/7 cover for your peace of mind.


Some people requiring palliative care may be bedridden and so comfort is of the utmost importance. Home Care Assistants will be trained to reposition you in your bed to alleviate any areas of discomfort.

Alertness to Symptoms of Pain

Whilst Home Care Assistants are not allowed to prescribe or give medicine or pain relief under any circumstances, they are trained to recognise verbal and non-verbal symptoms of pain. In this situation, they will notify family and health care professionals.