Palliative care is a sensitive and often difficult topic to broach with loved ones. We understand that moving into a care home when living with a life-limiting illness can feel like giving up. In reality, we find it’s the opposite.
Our palliative care staff are trained to relieve the symptoms of a wide range of conditions; it’s our express purpose to improve the quality of day-to-day life. We support our residents physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually throughout all the stages of palliative care.
We take a holistic approach. So, we’re not just alleviating pain and managing medication. We’re there to offer complete support for our residents’ emotional well-being, too.
Making time to talk, demonstrating that everyone has real value; we’ve seen how these little details, the things that are all too easy to take for granted, have a real impact on residents’ outlook and feelings of fulfilment.
A Palliative Care Home On The Outskirts Of Horsham
From our stunning grounds in West Sussex, we have lots of facilities to keep our palliative care residents comfortable. All residents have lovely rooms with access to modern comforts and 24-hour nursing support.
We design care plans around each individual’s physical, medical and emotional needs and ensure their dignity is maintained at all times.
That means making their priorities our priorities too. We foster a sense of community and encourage social interaction, lay on suitable activities and entertainment, and welcome frequent visitors from family and friends.
To find out more about day-to-day life at Wellcross Grange Nursing Home, please get in touch with our team. We’d be glad to show you around at a time to suit you.
What Is Palliative Care?
Palliative care makes people with incurable illnesses more comfortable. Our nursing staff help residents to reduce the pain and symptoms experienced as a result of their illness or treatments.
The aim of our palliative care is to give our residents the best quality of life possible.
We’ll provide palliative support for your loved ones in many ways, including:
- Helping to relieve pain and other symptoms such as nausea, loss of appetite and emotional issues.
- Providing emotional support in regards to life and death (emotional, psychological & spiritual support).
- Seeing death as a normal part of life and aiming neither to hasten nor postpone it.
- Integrating individual psychological and spiritual needs into resident care.
- Supporting residents to live as actively as possible.
- Helping the family cope with a loved one’s illness and with their bereavement.
- Aiming to enhance resident quality of life whilst positively influencing the course of the illness.
End Of Life Care In West Sussex
End of life care supports people who are reaching the end of their life. We’ll provide treatment, care and support to make your loved ones as comfortable as possible.
It’s hard to predict when someone is reaching the end of their life. At Wellcross Grange, end of life care begins when residents need it. For some, end of life care may last months, and for others, it may last days.
Whatever the situation, our experienced nursing team help our residents manage both emotional and physical symptoms as they reach the end of their lives. We can also provide advice and support for loved ones.
Is Our Palliative Care Home Right For You?
We believe the best place for residents is a place they feel comfortable and can access all the palliative support they need. Wellcross Grange may be right for your loved one, or it may not. Contact us today about your situation, and we’ll advise you about the palliative and end of life facilities at Wellcross Grange.