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Palliative Care

Our palliative care service at our care home in Aberdeen has been designed to fully support our residents who are in the final days, weeks or months of their lives, as well as their loved ones during what is understandably an emotional and difficult period.

We are proud to be able to help support individuals in our community in this way and our dedicated team of care professionals goes out of their way to ensure residents receiving palliative care experience the most dignified, comfortable, and supported time possible.

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care, which is commonly referred to as end-of-life care, is provided to those who have a critical illness or health condition and who are in the final weeks, months, and years of their life. Such illnesses can vary from natural deterioration to more complex terminal illnesses and conditions such as Cancer or Motor Neurone Disease.

Comfort is crucial for those receiving palliative care, with the main goal being to lessen an individual’s pain and other symptoms, ensure dignity is not compromised, as well as support them with their wishes.

Family members of those receiving palliative care are also supported by care home staff, allowing residents to spend time with their loved ones and giving them the support they need to help them get through this difficult time.

Palliative Care at Deeside Care Home

Our care home in Aberdeen has been purposely built, with a team of skilled and experienced nurses and care staff who are available 24/7 and who value every individual resident.

At Deeside, we take a holistic approach to care and work alongside other care professionals to ensure that we meet the needs and wishes of our residents receiving palliative care. We take pride in giving the highest standards of care whilst supporting those involved in a compassionate manner.

The palliative care and support provided at Deeside Care Home are for residents as well as their loved ones. We understand that this is a difficult and emotional time for many, and so visitation is available at all hours to enable families to spend much-needed time together.

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Is Palliative Care in a Care Home Right For Your Loved One?

There are many settings in which palliative care can be offered, including in care homes, hospices, hospitals, and even your own home. Palliative care available in a care home provides residents with 24-hour care from an experienced team of care professionals, in an environment that is inviting, pleasant, and supportive.

The Deeside team understands the challenges and emotions that families face when their relative or loved one requires end-of-life care. At Deeside Care Home, we are always here to answer any of your questions, alleviate stresses and provide guidance where possible to help you determine what is right for your family member.

How We Care For Our Residents

The staff at Deeside are dedicated individuals who all share the same goal of offering residents a comforting experience within a homely atmosphere. We are proud to have built a home where there are different care options available to meet a variety of care needs, and where the team goes to special efforts to ensure they get to know residents on a personal level to meet their specific needs and preferences.