Palliative Care is often associated with a terminal illness, but it is a systematic and organized approach to optimizing the quality of patients’ life. This care is needed when the diagnosis is profound, complex, or spread to multiple functions. It often requires a multidisciplinary approach that needs informed action-based steps on medical advice, a high level of compassion, good listening skills, and empathy for the one suffering. Physical ailments in this care include chronic diseases such as cardiovascular, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes, neurological conditions, etc. Care extends beyond managing the physical distress with medication to emotional and spiritual support. Even palliative care for kidney failure in the elderly is often in demand. The need is likely to go on a consistent rise in the coming times, and we need more assisted living facilities.
Palliative care includes managing pain and symptoms like nausea, loss of appetite, depression, giddiness, immobility, inability to communicate, etc. The focus is on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of illness. While ideally, it requires a specialized team of doctors, nurses, and other specialists, if long-term, one needs to manage it at home or in an assisted living facility. If one has the time-bandwidth or available family members who are always at home and care, then home is the best place for them. But today, it is hard to cope as the financial responsibility of care also needs to be considered. Hence, more and more people are exploring Assisted Living Facilities for this care.
Palliative Care needs an ecosystem of experience, specialized skills, and compassion. At PapayaCare, we have experience of more than six years of, but also the medical skills, patience, and constant monitoring protocols in place to achieve the level of care needed for elderly and palliative care. Five reasons to consider PapayaCare for senior these care are:
Palliative care of the elderly is not walking towards the sunset of life or the end of the road. It is about making the journey comfortable with good roads, views, navigation, company, and small joys. It needs to be a process that makes life easier and more comfortable. Here along with medication, we take care of emotional challenges. Assisted facilities like PapayaCare that provide senior palliative care are a boon to families who have the most interests of their dear ones in their hearts. There is peace of mind that they are continuing with the quality of life they deserve.