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 teams are trained to relieve the symptoms of a wide range of conditions, and it’s our express purpose to improve quality of day-to-day life.
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.
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 Kingswood Court Nursing Home, please get in touch with our team. We’d be glad to show you around at a time to suit you.
- My husband had been suffering cerebral vascular disease for more than 12 years. His mobility decreased until he could no longer walk. I had carers in to wash and dress him for 6 years. As he started to suffer from vascular dementia he had to go into a nursing home. The staff were so kind and positive at all times both to my husband and to me when I visited. He lived there for 9 months becoming weaker month by month until he died, receiving excellent palliative care.