We provide palliative care for elders with serious illness, focusing on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of the illness. Palliative care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms, side effects and stress of the illness. We focus on the care that addresses the person as a whole and not about their disease. Our goal is to improve the quality of life for both the patient and the family.
The palliative care is provided by our specially-trained team of nurses and doctors on call who work together with a patient’s other doctors to provide an extra layer of support. It is based on the needs of the patient and not on the patient’s prognosis, provided along with curative treatment. We provide complete care to the patient and their families. Our caregivers focus on physical, emotional, social and spiritual issues that the patients may face during their stay with us.
The diseases have different physical and emotional effects and their treatments may vary from person to person. Palliative care addresses a broad range of issues, integrating an individual’s specific needs to care.
Our palliative care specialist takes care of the common physical symptoms which include pain, tiredness, loss of appetite, breathlessness, vomiting, insomnia, etc.
We at Nemacare focuses on emotional support of the patient and their families. Our palliative care specialists offer resources to help the patients and families with their emotions that come with a serious illness’ diagnosis and treatments. Depression, anxiety and fear are only some of the concerns that palliative care can address.
Patients and their families who are suffering from serious illness’ search for more meaning in their lives. Some believe that their serious illness brings them closer to their faith and spiritual beliefs, on the other hand, others try to figure out the reason why illness has happened to them. Our experts in palliative help such people so that they can explore their beliefs and values, which helps them to look out for peace or reach a point of acceptance based on their situation.
Family members are an important part of palliative care. The family members also have to change needs, just like the patients have. It is very natural that family members may feel buried under the extra responsibilities handed over to them. Many of the family members and relatives find it difficult to take care of the sick relative when they have other work, household duties or to take care of some other person in the family. The fear of not being able to take care of your loved one who has medical situations, improper social support and emotions worry the caregiver.
The caregiver may comprise his own physical and mental health while facing these challenges. Our palliative care specialists help your families and friends to cope up and offer the support you might need.
Our palliative care specialists also assist you with financial and legal worries. To discuss the goals of care is an essential part of palliative care. It includes talking about the advance directives and to arrange for communication among the family members, caregivers and the doctors of the patient.
Here is some information which might help you to get ready for the first consultation appointment:
Bring a list of the symptoms that you have been experiencing. Do make a special mention of the points that makes your symptoms better or worse. Do they affect your daily ability?
List your medications and supplements you use.
Consider bringing someone from the family or friend to the appointment.
Bring advance directives, in case you have any.
Palliative care is an approach that you might want to consider at the stage of some serious illness. We at Nemacare helps you to manage symptoms of the illness and helps you to address the concerns that matter you the most.
We offer the tailormade customized care plan to you which matters the most to you.
We have multiple plans and resources available with us to support throughout your illness.
Treatment options for you and their pros and cons.
Alignment of decisions according to your personal values and goals
Our palliative care team will talk about the symptoms of the disease, current treatments, and the effects of the illness on your family. We would make a plan with you to prevent and ease suffering, in order to improve your daily life. our team will coordinate with your primary care team or doctor in order to give it a head start.
If in case you or your loved one is facing an issue with the serious illness then you may have the benefit from Nemacare’s palliative care service.