What is End of Life Care?
End of life care is a care service for those those have a advanced, progressive or incurable illness, and receive a suitable care plan so they can live as well as possible right up until the end. Golden Services provide support and assistance to meet the needs of both the individual who is coming to the end of their life and their loved ones ensuring complete comfort and assurance throughout. We are here to remove any stress or pain during this difficult situation, allowing you to spend as much time with your loved ones as possible. If you or your loved one is coming to the end of their life with a terminal or incurable illness in the Didcot area, waste no time to get in touch with Golden Services for loving and professional care. We will ensure that both you and your loved ones are fully taken care of during this time to avoid any unnecessary extra stress or emotional pain.
Even if you are not coming to the end of your life, thinking about your wishes makes it much easier to cope with when the time does come. Planning ahead for end of life is known as ‘advanced care planning’ where you will discuss your wishes for the final months of your life early. People who advance care plan usually only state their wishes if their condition is expected to deteriorate. Planning ahead for your end of life care in Didcot allows you to make your decisions for the future without being rushed or having no choice. This way, you will receive not only the quality of care but care plan you wish, and it is all your choice. If you are looking for professional advice for your advanced care planning in Didcot, Golden Services are happy to help put your plans into place. When planning ahead for your end of life care plan in Didcot, consider these steps:
- Starting the conversation with your loved ones and health professionals
- Exploring your options (where you will be cared for and asking questions)
- Thinking about your wishes and preferences
- If you are looking to refuse treatment, you will need a legal document called an advance decision to refuse treatment
- Legally appointing someone as a lasting power of attorney to make decisions for you
- Letting people know your wishes, whether it be through conversation or writing them down
- Ensuring you have a up to date will in place
Caring for Your Loved one
When choosing Golden Services for your end of life care in Didcot, you can rest assured that we will truly take care of you with your needs as first priority. Golden Services will work closely with both you and your loved ones to ensure all of your needs are fully taken care of and you are receiving the best standard of care. Whether you are looking to put a plan in place for when the time comes or are seeking your end of life care, Golden Services are here for you to provide loving, trustworthy and personal care in Didcot to suit the individual. We know how some client’s may require additional help for their end of life care, and Golden Services are always here to ensure your loved ones are safe, loved and cared for dearly. For a professional end of life care in Didcot look no further than Golden Services. We hope that should you need end of life care in Didcot for you or a loved one, you choose us to receive the best quality care service for your final months of life.
Who provides palliative care?
Palliative care is whole-person care which helps to relieve symptoms of a disease or a disorder, whether they are curable or not. Hospices’ provide a specific type of palliative care for people who are likely to have 6 months or less to live. To sum this up, hospice care is always palliative but not all palliative care is hospice care.
What does a palliative doctor do that’s different from what other doctors do?
Your other doctors will focus on your general health or treating your disease or condition, palliative doctors concentrate on preventing and alleviating suffering, improve quality of life and helping the family to cope with the stress and burden of your illness.
If I am receiving palliative care, can I still see my own personal doctor?
Yes, your palliative doctor will coordinate your care with your other doctors and help to care for you with a care system for your requirements.
How do I know that I’m receiving the most beneficial and appropriate care?
Palliative doctors and care teams have concern regarding who you are, not just your illness, they understand that people who are seriously sick can be frightened and unsure of themselves when making medical decisions. At Golden Services we understand that there’s not always a right or wrong answer and that your care needs and wishes may change overtime. Palliative doctors also consider this when it comes to helping develop a treatment plan.
Why choose Golden Services for palliative care?
When you choose Golden Services, you and your loved ones can trust you’re in the best hands, our professional care team will ensure all of your needs are met and that you have the care and support required to ensure you’re comfortable. For more information, simply call our team today.