Palliative Care Services in Perth, WA
What is Palliative Care?
Often misinterpreted as end-of-life care, palliative care is about ensuring quality of life for those living with long-term, progressive, or terminal condition. In essence, palliative care services are about providing longer-term care to support an individual’s physical, social, and emotional wellbeing, and is catered to a person’s specific needs.
End-of-life care assists those in the very latter part of life, often within the weeks or months prior to passing away.
Who is Palliative Care for?
For those who are living with a life-limiting or terminal illness, palliative care provides reprieve by way of a range of fully individualised support. SwanCare’s approach to palliative care ensures that all elements of wellbeing are catered to through our palliative care services.
Quality palliative care services support a range of people with conditions and illnesses that might impact their quality of living and their ability to care for themselves.
SwanCare’s palliative care philosophy recognises that any person with a life-limiting illness is still within their rights to make the best decisions for their treatment. Our compassionate palliative care team work closely with those who require assistance to always ensure their needs are best met.
What does Palliative Care Involve?
Quality palliative care providers can offer a wide range of services such as:
- Relief of pain and other physical symptoms (e.g. breathing issues, nausea)
- Equipment and resources
- Assistance with respite care referrals
- Mediation support for families surrounding sensitive issues
- Access to supplementary support services (e.g. at home help, financial support)
- Counselling and grief support for emotional, spiritual, and social wellbeing
- Ancillary health care (e.g. aromatherapy, massage)
SwanCare Palliative Care Services
SwanCare has a dedicated team of staff trained in palliative care who will ensure the comfort and wellbeing of our residents is always top priority.
Our dedicated staff members attend ongoing professional development workshops which aim to nurture knowledge and skills required to provide quality palliative care in Western Australia.
The education programs are designed for health professionals caring for people with a life-limiting illness in a range of settings, facilitated by palliative care clinical providers and health professionals.
At SwanCare, we take pride in ensuring that families have confidence that their loved one is receiving quality individualised care, and will be treated with the upmost respect, dignity, and compassion.
End of Life Care
SwanCare’s residential aged care teams are trained to be able to provide high-quality end of life care with the support of the Metropolitan Palliative Care Consultancy Service.
We provide comprehensive care services including:
- Pain management
- Gentle massage
- Pastoral care, and much more.
Support to families is also an important part of the care provided at SwanCare. Comfort for those going through a difficult time is readily available, as well as bereavement support to families and friends. Beds are also obtainable for loved ones wanting to stay overnight during this period.
Planning for Future Care Needs
Existing SwanCare aged care residents requiring palliative or end of life care do not need to be transferred elsewhere, as SwanCare is equipped to provide the appropriate care within all four residential aged care centres.
This ensures continuous care is provided within a familiar and comfortable environment for your loved one.
For those living independently, SwanCare At Home can assist those requiring care, support, and equipment within the home environment.