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Palliative Care

At Longbridge Deverill, we have created a palliative care service at our care home in Warminster to help support individuals in the final stages of their life and their families who are also going through a difficult time. We are extremely proud to support our local community and our healthcare professionals are here to make sure that our residents who receive our palliative care services have a comfortable experience.

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care is a service for those who are living a terminal illness or are in the final; stages of their life.

When someone is receiving palliative care, it is important to make sure that they are in a safe and comfortable environment. The main aim of this service is to make sure as much pain as possible is reduced.

Palliative care services are not only there to support specific individuals but also their families, giving them the opportunity to spend as much time as possible together.

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Palliative Care at Longbridge Deverill Home

Longbridge Deverill Nursing Home has a dedicated team of Care and Nursing staff 24 hours a day to ensure residents needs are fully met and individuals are supported to achieve their goals and maintain comfort and quality of life. Staff undergo training in palliative and End-of-life care, and we have dedicated ‘End of Life’ champions appointed within the team to ensure we provide an effective service.

Our Nursing staff support an individualised anticipatory care plan to ensure that palliative care is person-centred and identifies individual needs. This considers physical, emotional, spiritual and holistic needs to ensure values and wishes of individuals are upheld.  We work closely with our multi-disciplinary team (MDT) including our GP practice and Dorothy House Hospice to ensure comfort and support 24 hours a day.

We implement therapeutic and medicinal treatments to ensure pain and distress that may be experienced at this stage is reduced. Therapies offered include therapeutic touch such as gentle massage, aromatherapy, music, pet therapy and sensory activities. Medicinal treatment will be prescribed by the GP/clinician and our Nursing team is highly skilled in administering medications including the use of a syringe driver to deliver medications to manage any distressing symptoms. Our activities team is equipped to offer complementary therapies and activities suitable to individual needs.

Furthermore, we extend our support to families, friends and carers at this difficult time to ensure they are supported with an understanding of what to expect at this phase in their loved one’s life. We have no restricted visiting times and welcome family members to spend meaningful time with their loved ones, have use of our facilities and feel at home with us.

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‘The manager Ben was very helpful and understanding and managed his staff well. We found all the staff helpful and caring.’

 

‘Staff communicated well at this time, staff upheld comfort and were attentive they were all brilliant and I highly recommend them. Staff were all on the ball in relation to informing us of processes leading up to and following my wife passing away. I would recommend this care home 10/10’

What You’ll Find at Longbridge Deverill Nursing Home

Our residents are at the heart of the home here at Longbridge Deverill Nursing Home, which is why we have purposely built our care home to provide a variety of features and facilities that ensure comfort and convenience for our residents.

Customised Care Plans

Nursing Beds

Nurse Call Systems

GP Access

Optician Access

Dentist Access

Chiropodist Access

Physiotherapist Access

Palliative Care FAQs

Palliative care can be provided in various places like care homes, hospices, hospitals, or even at your home. If you decide on a care home, you’ll have experienced carers providing around-the-clock care in a home-from-home, friendly environment.

Longbridge Deverill Nursing Home is aware of how tough it can be for families when their loved ones need extra care as they approach the end of life. We’re here to assist you, listen to any worries you may have, give advice, and provide all the support you need to make the right decisions for you and your family.

We realise that families will value the time together when a loved one is receiving palliative care, so we welcome visitors as often as they’d like.

High Standards of Care Personalised to Your Needs

Our nursing home in the local community of Warminster, Wiltshire is proud to provide specialist care and support in a variety of ways. We endeavour to provide the highest standards of care, offering support and companionship whilst encouraging independence for elderly people.

 

Contact Us

Longbridge Deverill Nursing Home
Church Street
Longbridge Deverill
Warminster
Wiltshire
BA12 7DJ

01985 211511info@longbridgedeverillcare.co.ukBook a TourDownload a Brochure

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