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Palliative care

Palliative care

Palliative care

Palliative Care, also known as end of life care, is a crucially integrated part of person-centered health service. During a terminal and serious illness, palliative care focuses on the person and the family - on improving the quality of life by emphasizing on relief from the symptoms, pain, physical stress, and mental stress.

Relieving serious health-related suffering of an individual, be it physical, psychological, social, or spiritual, is a global ethical responsibility. Thus, whether the cause of suffering is cardiovascular disease, cancer, major organ failure, drug-resistant tuberculosis, severe burns, end-stage chronic illness, acute trauma, extreme birth prematurity or extreme frailty of old age, palliative care may be needed and has to be available at all levels of care. (Source: WHO)

Palliative care at Epoch

Palliative care at Epoch

Most of the elderlies who come to Epoch, stay in our assisted living homes for life. Ageing is a natural process and occurs over a period of time, many-a-times with comorbidities, and/or chronic/terminal illnesses. As years go by and they age, many of the elders at our Epoch homes may have to be switched to a palliative care plan.

Our Epoch care team/consultant geriatrician advises and guides the families in planning and managing the end of life care of their elderly loved ones. In all these years at our 3 Epoch homes, many times, we have stood by the side of our elder residents and their families, and have comforted and supported them, as the elderies pass away gently & peacefully.

Our palliative care/end of life plan is philosophy based. It focuses on preserving the elderly’s quality of life as much as possible, keeping in mind the individual’s/family’s wishes and preferences. Our aim is to ensure that they are comfortable, free of pain, surrounded by a lot of warmth, love and care. At the end of life stage, dignity and respect for the elderly is absolutely critical to all of us.

In our palliative/end of life care, we focus on:

  • Relieving the resident’s pain and other symptoms.
  • Addressing the resident’s emotional and spiritual needs.
  • Fulfilling any last wishes (conveyed to family or team).
  • Helping the elderly and their family understand the disease and its diagnosis.
  • Helping the elderly and family clarify treatment goals and options.
  • Understanding and supporting the resident’s ability to cope with their illness.

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Our senior care team members share their on-ground experiences, based on their expertise and personal perspectives:

"End of Life care" is a natural progression of the work we do at Epoch since most of our elders move-in for life!"

End of Life care doesn't mean we lose hope. Instead, we ensure that their wishes are fulfilled, and it’s this time when we focus more, on doing everything that we can to make the resident as comfortable as possible...

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Saju Thomas

Facility Manager, Monet house

"End of Life care" is a natural progression of the work we do at Epoch since most of our elders move-in for life!"

End of Life care doesn't mean we lose hope. Instead, we ensure that their wishes are fulfilled, and it’s this time when we focus mor...

Click to read full article.

Saju Thomas

Facility Manager, Monet house

The families of our residents have expressed their feelings and shared their perspectives about Epoch's care throughout their journey.

Sharing from Epoch's experience, some blogs and articles that explain the importance & management of end-of-life care.

Importance of quality of end-of-life care

Saju Thomas, Facility Nurse, Vermeer House

I have been with Epoch Elder Care as a Facility Nurse for almost 2 years now and it gave me the opportunity to work with elderly very closely which involved not only taking care of their health and medicines but also to understand the needs of this venerable group. PCC (Person centered care) is one ...

Dementia- types, stages and end of life care management

Dementia is a complex disease often draining family members and stripping elders of their identity thus leaving many devastated. Contrary to popular opinion labeling it as a mental health issue, dementia actually occurs when...

Range of care & services at Epoch

Range of care & services at Epoch

We provide long term and short term care & services for elders who require assistance. You can consider the following services as per your loved one’s requirement.

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Recovery & rehabilitation

Range of care & services at Epoch

Range of care & services at Epoch

We provide long term and short term care & services for elders who require assistance. You can consider the following services as per your loved one’s requirement.

          

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