Palliative Care Services
There comes a time when each one of us must say goodbye. Having the proper Palliative Care in place can help everyone get through this challenging time.
There are many questions people and their families have when they are diagnosed with a chronic or terminal illness. That is, once the shock has worn off and the reality of tackling the challenges that lie ahead begins to materialize.
“What is palliative care and how can it help me and my family?”
“Do I need to go to a hospice?”
“Can I remain in my own home?”
The World Health Organization defines Palliative Care an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, 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.
Your life is important and so are the emotions that you and your family are going through. The empathetic, compassionate and professional team at Retire-At-Home in the Halton Region recognize that no one can truly understand the unique spectrum of emotions and thoughts you are experiencing after a doctor has told you that you have limited time left. You can, however, maintain your dignity while confronting the challenge of accepting our mortality.
The caregiving team at Retire-At-Home Halton can offer supportive and thorough Palliative Care Services in the following ways:
- In-home care (service areas: Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Mississauga North, Halton)
- Regular monitoring of your health to ensure proper care
- Pain relief
- Dignified nursing services
- Positive attitude toward the cycle of life
- Grief counseling
- Enhancing your quality of life, and that of your family and friends
- Nurses that are available 24/7 for immediate concerns
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