Palliative care is a philosophy that places the patient, family and carers at the heart of care. It can be used in hospitals, hospices and the community which may include the patient’s own home, residential care or anywhere the patient considers home.
Palliative care aims to improve the quality of life of patients, their families and carers who are facing problems often associated with life threatening illness. This is achieved by managing symptoms which may be physical, psychological, or spiritual and through the provision of supportive care.
Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland (Hospice at Home) provides high quality care and support for adults who have palliative and end of life care needs, and also for their families and carers. Hospice at Home supports and cares for patients and carers, husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, partners and friends.
Services are flexible and each patient’s care is planned on an individual basis in order to improve his, or her, quality of life. The ultimate aim of the services provided is to facilitate a peaceful and dignified death for the patient, whilst also supporting relatives and carers throughout this time and following bereavement.
Hospice at Home services work together and with other health, social care and voluntary organisations to ensure continuity of care. All services provided by Hospice at Home are confidential and consent is obtained prior to sharing of any information.
Hospice at Home is a registered charity which is regulated by both the Charity Commission and the Care Quality Commission. There is no charge for any service provided by Hospice at Home.