Understanding Palliative In-home Care

Becoming a primary nursing assistant to a loved one suffering from chronic illness can be overwhelming. Sometimes the lives of all family members turns upside-down if one member is suffering from illness like cancer, Parkinson’s disease etc. in such cases you should seek the help of an experienced palliative nursing assistant.

WHO defines Palliative Care as an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illnesses, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.

Palliative care aims to calm the anxiety caused due to the illness and is seen to be reassuring and remedying. Palliative care can be given at the same time as treatments meant to cure or treat the disease. It may be given when the illness is diagnosed, throughout treatment, during follow-up, and at the end of life.

Palliative care can be helpful if your loved one is suffering from the chronic illnesses including – Alzheimer’s disease/dementia, Arthritis, Asthma, Cancer, COPD/Emphysema, Diabetes, Heart disease, Kidney disease, Multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease.

Palliative Care at Al Zeyarat Home Health Care Centre

At critical phases of chronic illnesses, patients need special support to relieve them of pain, anxiety, tension, and depression. Al Zeyarat’s Palliative Care team helps in both treating the disease and also in understanding the nature of the illness through open discussions and world-class treatment practices. The team of experts at Al Zeyarat offer relief from mental stress to patients at every stage of the illness.

A palliative team usually consists of specially-trained doctors and nurses who work in coordination with the patient’s regular medical providers. Patients who receive palliative care experience less depression and fewer symptoms, maintain more control over their care, and avoid many of the risks associated with hospitalization.