4 Benefits of Palliative Care for You or Your Loved One

Palliative care is a specialised type of care specifically for people with life-threatening illnesses or long-lasting diseases. Its main goal is to improve quality of life by providing physical and emotional relief from the symptoms, pain and stress that often come with the disease itself, and the curative treatment that goes with it.

Here’s how palliative care can be beneficial for seniors suffering from serious illnesses.
1. Helps relieve symptoms and stress
Palliative care focuses on decreasing pain and stress to provide the best quality of life for patients and their families. Pain, depression, sleeplessness, emotional distress, physical discomfort, and more are all symptoms that palliative care aims to improve. In this way, palliative care gives patients the resilience to live their lives to the fullest.
2. Recognises their unique needs
When living with a disease, seniors may feel that their entire life revolves around treatment. Palliative care is designed to consider their feelings, as well as their medical needs. By recognising them as real people rather than just patients, palliative care allows the individual to take control of their care plan, giving them a sense of independence and choice.
3. Works with the full medical team
Palliative care teams work together with seniors’ existing medical team, including doctors, nurses, and other specialists. The purpose is to integrate seamlessly into the care process, providing support where necessary, liaising with doctors, and keeping families informed.
4. Family support
Having an ill loved one can be stressful and overwhelming. Palliative care teams not only care for patients but provide advice and support for their family members too. They offer comfort, as well as become a source of information and education about the illness and their loved one’s progress.
At Totalcare, we understand that you want the best quality of life for your loved ones. Totalcare offers palliative care programmes to support the needs of our residents throughout every step of their recovery process. Our 24-hour care includes access to doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, psychologists, and various other support services, along with world-class assisted living and frail care units, and luxurious lifestyle amenities.

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If your loved one has been diagnosed with a serious, long-lasting disease or a life-threatening illness, palliative care improves their quality of life, and helps support your family during this stressful time.