Palliative Care improves quality of life by focusing on seniors’ physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs. This program goes beyond what many people think of when they hear the term palliative care, providing assistance and comfort regardless of life expectancy.
While most people use the terms “palliative care” and “hospice care” interchangeably, these are traditionally thought of as different types of care.
Palliative care and hospice care have many similarities. At their core, both seek to relieve discomfort and improve overall quality of life. However, hospice care is typically reserved for those who are nearing the end of life. Traditionally, palliative care is for anyone who needs care focused on their comfort and well-being, regardless of their life expectancy.
At Elmar Home Care, our Palliative Care program is rooted in this traditional model of palliative care. Our goal is to enrich quality of life for all clients through specialised, non-medical care and assistance.
Palliative Care Program
The Elmar Home Care Palliative Care Certification Program trains caregivers in a philosophy of care that is supportive, soothing, comforting, and which approaches care with a holistic mindset. We approach care with a mission of restoring hope and assisting with healing.
To do this, we focus on a wider range of care needs, including the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of those in our care.
- We address the physical care needs of seniors by recognising and responding to signs common among the elderly, providing non-medical care to comfort our clients.
- We address the emotional needs of our clients by adopting a compassionate approach, supporting seniors who may be suffering from depression, loneliness, stress, or anxiety.
- We address the social needs of elderly adults by building relationships with our clients and their families, and by providing those in our care with companionship and conversation.
- We address the spiritual needs of seniors by restoring hope to seniors’ lives, helping them find comfort and relief from age-related difficulties and treating each client with dignity and respect.