Here is a general checklist, outlining the practical measures taken by our Pure Life home carers, which form key elements of the daily palliative care plan we provide for your loved ones.
First and foremost we are carers who really care – and the comfort and dignity of individuals we look after in their own homes informs everything we do.
In a palliative care at home assisted living scenario, our carers will bathe, dress, help with toilet duties and generally help spruce up your loved one. Making sure they are happy, and feeling and looking the very best they can is vitally important.
Our full-trained and qualified carers will pick up prescriptions and administer medication. We also help your loved ones with mobility issues such as physical support, walking and movement, plus pain management and relief.
Our carers also take responsibility for food shopping, cooking, clearing up and washing up. The food and meal choices will be requested whenever possible by your loved one (and with your involvement as close family) to suit their needs, tastes and wishes.
Your relative’s home will be kept clean and tidy at all times by our carers, who will do all the washing, wiping, dusting, cleaning, vacuuming and laundry as appropriate to the needs and comfort of your loved one, further to ease your worries.
If your loved one has any pets, we will make sure they are regularly fed and generally looked after. We will water and tend to houseplants too, to make sure they stay in good health.
But on top of all of this, we will give your loved one kindness, emotional support, friendship and companionship, and stave off loneliness and anxiety, in the comforting setting of their own four walls.