Palliative care with private nursing care
Palliative care with private nursing care
Our private nurses offer patients and their families an alternative to hospitalization or hospice. The focus is on easing the patient’s pain and discomfort while promoting their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
Difference between palliative and terminal care
Palliative care is a broad approach to supporting people with serious illnesses. Nursing care focuses not only on the end-of-life stage but also on providing relief throughout the course of the illness. With palliative nursing, we consider the patient’s physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs, and our private nurses work to provide comprehensive support for both the patient and their family.
Terminal care, on the other hand, refers to the treatment and support given to people who are in their final stages of life and have a limited lifespan. Terminal nursing care is often associated with people suffering from serious chronic illnesses that cannot be cured, such as cancer, heart failure, or pulmonary fibrosis, or elderly people who have reached the end of life and are tired of living.
Palliative care at home
Our private nurses in palliative care have a deep understanding that the patient’s quality of life is of paramount importance. Therefore, we work to ensure that the patients’ wishes and needs are met as much as possible.
One of the most important tasks for private nurses in palliative care is to ensure that the patients’ pain management is effective and well-considered. Nurses also work closely with the patients’ doctors and other healthcare professionals to ensure that all the patients’ needs are met and that their families receive the necessary information and support.
Our private nurses also play a key role in supporting the patients’ families. They offer practical and emotional support that helps families navigate through this difficult time. Here, our palliative care nurse Diana talks about her work in palliative care and how she makes a difference to her patients.
Patient's quality of life and dignity
The patient’s quality of life is of paramount importance, and our private nurses work to ensure that the patients’ wishes and needs are met as much as possible. Our goal is to promote the patients’ sense of control and dignity at a time when they often feel that they are losing both.
Palliative care is a care that requires special sensitivity, understanding, and insight. Our private nurses in palliative care have all the experience and commitment necessary to deliver this type of care to patients and their families and focus on the patients’ well-being and quality of life throughout the process.
In addition, our private nurses in palliative care are able to provide the necessary care at home, which can be a great advantage for patients and their families. Their presence at home allows the patient to be in their own familiar surroundings, which can increase their quality of life in their last days. It can also be a great support for the family as they do not have to worry about taking care of the patient and at the same time receive the necessary help and support.
24-hour care of palliative patients in their own homes
Privat Sygeplejerske ApS can provide a team of private nurses who can care for and relieve the patient around the clock in their own home. If you are alone and wish to pass away in your own home, it can be more reassuring to be surrounded by private nurses, for example.
If you are a relative of a palliative patient, we can also take over nursing care and practical coordination, so that you can spend time with your loved one and get some sleep. You can rest assured that someone is taking care of your loved one while you sleep. Read more about our 24-hour care here.
Palliative relief for the incurably ill in their own home
With private hospice care in their own homes, Privat Sygeplejerske ApS can provide care and relief for the sick. Our private nurses are trained to focus heavily on relieving the challenges of the dying person. This can include relieving pain, shortness of breath, restlessness, anxiety, or other issues.
We can be present in the home as often as desired, possibly as a supplement to municipal home care. We can administer medication and pain relief treatment when needed, so the dying person does not have to wait for an emergency team or home care nurses.
By having a private nurse in the home, we can ensure a sense of calm for the patient and family, so that all parties can avoid unnecessary hospitalizations or other situations that could develop in the wrong direction.
Margit Egeskov talks about palliative care, where we offer our nurses to be present with the dying patient 24 hours a day.
Support for relatives of palliative patients
Dying or losing someone you love is a painful process. Therefore, we focus heavily on providing spiritual care for both you and the dying patient. Conversations can prevent anxiety and provide insight into wishes, concerns, and attitudes regarding the final days.
This can help ensure that the patient receives the desired care and treatment. As the dying patient approaches the end of life, you as relatives should be aware that:
• In the final days, the dying patient does not need food or drink but may benefit greatly from having their mouth and lips moistened with water/soda and lip balm.
• The dying patient will need to hear and feel that you are present and holding their hand, even if they may not be able to communicate with you in the last few days. Our team of private nurses will ensure that the dying patient is positioned comfortably and receives the desired care. The necessary medication will be administered to ensure optimal pain relief. Interdisciplinary collaboration with relatives of palliative patients Our private nurses will coordinate the palliative care process in collaboration with you, the patient, the general practitioner, hospitals, etc., regarding medication, aids, and other practical matters that may seem overwhelming to handle on your own. We have been through these processes many times and can guide you and help you make decisions through conversation. This will free up more time for you during the final days.
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If you have any questions or would like to know more about what Privat Sygeplejerske ApS can do for you in your particular situation, please feel free to contact us. Through a no-obligation conversation, we can track down the needs in your situation and how we can best assist.