Palliative Care at Home in Leicester and Leicestershire
by Aspire UK
When faced with a serious terminal illness, it is important to have a knowledgeable, compassionate support system available to help you and your loved ones through this difficult time. At Aspire UK, we help so many families across Leicester and Leicestershire receive practical, physical, and emotional support to help relieve suffering for those in need of in home palliative care in the peace and comfort of their own homes.
Flexible palliative care at home
Palliative care can look vastly different from one person to another. Families approach us for a multitude of reasons which is why our palliative care teams are fully trained care staff and specialist nurses who build the right care plan for each individual, caring for the person instead of the illness. Have full control over your care from 1-24 hours a day, your care package is tailored to your unique needs. Our goal is to provide compassionate end of life in home care, or long-term palliative care that supports the individual and their loved ones through this distressing time and find ways to make this time a celebration of life.
We believe it’s important to have the ability to receive flexible palliative care and support in the familiarity and comfort of your own home. Our team is dedicated to easing pain, and suffering while managing treatments, improving your quality of life, providing emotional support and a listening ear to you and your family, and helping you find more quality time to spend with the people you love most. Whatever your goals, our friendly care staff will be there to lend a helping hand from as little as 1-hour per day to 24 hours, 7 days a week, live-in care.
On this page, we will help you find clarity on what palliative care is, who it’s for, and what’s involved to make this difficult time as straightforward as possible for you so you can spend your time and energy with your loved ones. Aspire UK’s 20+ years of experience with clinical and complex care makes us a provider of choice in Leicestershire. If you or your loved one needs palliative home care, contact a member of our team today.
What is palliative care?
Palliative care aims to provide comfort and relief for individuals battling terminal illnesses and to improve the quality of life for both the patient and their loved ones. During this time, it’s so important to be surrounded by compassionate professionals offering emotional, physical, and practical support in collaboration with the patient’s doctors and medical professionals.
The goal of palliative care is to:
Help to ease a patient’s pain and suffering
Offer practical support in planning for the future
Providing emotional support for the patient and loved ones
- Supporting patients in living as actively and independently as possible
And much more.
Palliative care at home looks different for everyone, but the common denominator in all support cases is working towards improving the overall quality of life for patients and their closest friends and family, providing them with the comfort and time they deserve to spend with each other.
What to expect from palliative care at home
Palliative care in the home can take on many forms, what’s most important is aligning your care plan with you and your loved one’s personal wishes and goals. The Aspire UK palliative care staff are available to provide as much or as little support as you need, in a range of different ways:
A helping hand to control your pain, cope with fatigue, facilitate hygiene and provide support during the final days.
A listening ear to support you and your loved ones through difficult emotions and help you to talk to your family about your condition.
A shoulder to lean on, working alongside your doctors to support you comfortably through ongoing treatments.
Advice and support in sourcing equipment, managing appointments, and supporting you around the home.
Planning the Future
Walking you through each step of the journey, from organising finances, understanding legalities, and taking care of your family.
Helping you prepare comfortably for your final days, supporting your friends and family with grief and bereavement.
When you or your loved one are facing terminal illness, quality time with one another is the most important thing. Palliative care at home helps families by relieving loved ones of the stress of care and improving the comfort and quality of life for the patient to ensure they have the freedom to make more memories with the people they love.
The Aspire UK approach to palliative care in the home
Palliative care in Leicester
Watching your loved one suffer can be a frightening and overwhelming experience and adjusting to life with a terminal illness is a difficult process. But, with a caring and professional support system by your side you and your family can stop, take a breath, and regain some quality time with one another as the Aspire UK team work to relive your pain and make life as comfortable and memorable as possible.
We believe it’s important to provide support to the close friends and families of those receiving palliative care at home, who may be struggling with the stress of supporting their loved one. Our approach has allowed us to become a trusted provider of palliative care in Leicester and Leicestershire.
Palliative care resources
This week, we sat down with Trish, our Operations Manager at Aspire UK. We asked her what makes Aspire’s service unique, how our amazing care
FAQs about palliative care
Palliative care is accessible at any stage after a terminal diagnosis, working alongside your medical team through ongoing treatments to help relieve pain and provide comfort until the end of life, and supporting family and friends with bereavement.
While palliative care often includes end-of-life care, palliative care can begin much earlier and doesn’t necessarily mean the patient is likely to die soon. Palliative care can begin from diagnosis to make living with a terminal illness as comfortable as possible, for as long as possible.
We offer tailored care, ranging from Waking night to Sleeping In services. We know that people in need of palliative care have varying needs and personalise our services to suit you and your family.
We offer tailored care, ranging from one day per week to live-in care. We know that people that require palliative care have varying needs, and we personalise our care plan to suit you and your family.
The cost of care depends on your unique circumstances and how often care support is required. For information about the cost of care, speak with our team.
We are based in Leicester and mainly work with families across Leicester and Leicestershire.
Looking for palliative care at home in Leicester or Leicestershire?
The Aspire UK team offer compassionate, personalised palliative care, providing emotional, physical, and practical support for you and your family during this difficult time. If your loved one could benefit from care at home, contact a friendly member of our expert team today.