Palliative care is a specialized form of medical treatment that focusses on offering relief from the pain, symptoms and stress of serious injury or an operation. Palliative care is also meant for people suffering from a terminal illness where a cure is not always possible and for those who have suffered, or are suffering, a complicated illness and need their symptoms controlled. This type of care (also known as hospice care) is provided for seriously ill patients who can no longer hope for a cure and need to be kept comfortable and as pain-free as long as possible during the remaining days of his or her life. Palliative or hospice care also includes caring for people who are nearing the end of their lives. In such cases, it’s also called end of life care.
At India Home Health Care, we work with the aim of providing emotional support and the medical care our patients need, in dealing with long term medical problems. Our specialized palliative care program focuses on improving our client’s quality of life by providing clinical support services and home nursing services through a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals.
Palliative care sets out to treat or manage pain and other physical symptoms. Typically, it will also help with any psychological, social or spiritual needs. The objective of palliative care is to help the patient, and everyone affected by the patient’s illness, to achieve the best quality of life. The patient could receive palliative care along with other illness related treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
This program is structured to meet the physical and emotional needs of the client and the client’s family. The mix of services will be delivered by a team of nurses and doctors, designed to help manage the patient’s pain and alleviate family and caregiver’s stress. Our services include:
Our team of health care professionals spend as much time as is required with the clients and family members, supporting them through every step of the way.
The program aims at treating people who are suffering from serious and chronic illnesses such as:
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
- Parkinson’s…and many more
The most common symptoms that are treated include pain, fatigue, nausea, shortness of breath, depression, difficulty in sleeping, appetite loss and constipation.
Palliative or hospice care can be given at home, assisted care living facilities, residential care facilities and in hospice residencies. This kind of care needs the assistance and treatment afforded by highly skilled and specially trained doctors, nursing staff and other specialists who work in tandem with the patient’s usual doctors, to give an additional layer of support to the patient and his family. Palliative care is relevant and appropriate, regardless of age and stage of treatment, and can be offered along with remedial treatment.
A little bit of exercise, makes a whole lot of difference
At IHHC, we understand and appreciate the pain, lack of mobility and psychologically debilitating after-effects you can suffer after any injury, illness and disease, post-surgery or just from the various issues that come your way as you age. Other than medical interventions, one of the key methods of getting you back into better physical shape and psychological equilibrium is through physiotherapy. Treatment delivered at home by an experienced physiotherapist, saves you the time and money spent in going to a hospital or clinic. Especially suitable for patients with limited mobility and busy schedules.
On-going treatment plans
- We train patients to do regular exercises using techniques such as electrotherapy
- We set up a care plan which involves short-term and long-term treatment goals
- We set goals for pain management so as to restore normal movement quickly
Types of physiotherapy
- Postoperative physiotherapy
Specialized manipulative physiotherapy