Palliative Care

An at-times tremendously upsetting and difficult experience for all families and loved ones, end-of-life or palliative care is a vocation for every one of us at Loveday. Following as we do the accredited Gold Standards framework, it is a service we are all truly proud to offer in both our residences but also as part of our home care service.

We provide palliative care to those with and without Dementia, including  cancer and other conditions that require a unique level of care that Loveday is proud to offer. 

Loveday work across the medical and surgical specialities in both in-patient and out-patient settings and provide a comprehensive level of support alongside the primary treating teams. Our team is led by specialists nurses who, due to our nursing care registration, can provide comprehensive palliative care and pain relief. The Loveday team work closely with the members own trusted providers or can liaise with our own team of doctors, therapists, counsellors and religious consultants.

Loveday also offer advance care planning with the aim of co-designing care plans that reflect individual preferences and priorities of both the member and their family.

Loveday’s specialist team provide advice and support to members, and those who are important to them, living with illnesses which may not be curable. We aim to treat everyone with respect, compassion and dignity and to focus on what matters most to our members. Our service aims to support quality of life, living well and to lessen suffering by supporting the emotional, physical, spiritual and social needs of our members, their family, friends and carers.

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative Care is the term used to describe the care needed when a loved one has an illness that cannot be cured. Its purpose is two-fold, firstly providing comfort, pain management and medication, alongside emotional and spiritual support – for both Members and their families. 

This type of care can be delivered in several ways.

  • Residential care – This option enables you and your loved one to access the full suite of facilities available, with round-the-clock professional support.
  • At home – If appropriate for the Member, at-home care can provide the additional benefit of familiar surroundings.

We strive to co-design care plans with our members and their families for such a time, however, this is not always possible. In these circumstances, our experienced team will work with you to develop an appropriate care plan in earnest.

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When is Palliative Care Appropriate?

Palliative Care covers a spectrum, which is broader than end-of-life care. An incurable illness may require Palliative Care for several years, enabling the Member to live well for as long as possible. How soon this kind of care may be needed wholly depends on the Member, their illness, family situation and of course own personal preferences.

Palliative care can take the form of residential care, home visits, or day club membership, and may be frequent or infrequent depending on the needs of the Member and their family or support network.

Developing a care plan early on can help to reduce the stress of dealing with an incurable illness, it can also ensure a care team is on hand, who has experience with both the Member and their health and family circumstances.

End-of-life care falls within the Palliative spectrum and is usually planned with Members and families along their care journey with Loveday. Sometimes advance planning is not possible, at which point our specialist team are on hand to support in earnest.

How to choose the right Palliative Care option for you?

Palliative care can be part of a short, medium or long-term care plan depending on the Member’s needs. Typical factors to be considered include:

  • Family situation – The support network around the Member, their availability, work situation and own health should all be considered.
  • Member wishes – Members may want to improve their social setting, be keen to get outdoors more, or try new experiences – These personal preferences can all be taken into account when designing their care plan.
  • Medical needs – There are often medical parameters that need to be accounted for, whether medication to be administered within a certain schedule or particular equipment required for medical support.

End of life care planning could be considered similar, however of course this is the end of our Member’s care journey, so family and Members should consider where your loved one wants to be. This is often either within the residence where they’ve lived well and established friendships over a given period or at home with memories and extended family. Our team work closely with families to establish the right care plan, to be delivered at the right time for our Members.  

Our beautiful locations

As a result of our extensive research, every Loveday residence lies in one of London’s most prestigious and highly-sought-after neighbourhoods, united by their inimitable and thoughtful elegance, style and cachet. Each idyllic location is mere minutes from chic boutiques and exclusive eateries in historic streets and squares.

Loveday Chelsea Court Place
234A King's Road

Loveday Kensington
2 Kensington Square
W8 5EP

Loveday Abbey Road
41 Abbey Road

Loveday Notting Hill
74 - 76 Prince's Square
W2 4NY

Frequently Asked Questions

Essentially, a person receives palliative care to help them live well with a condition or illness that cannot be cured.

You can receive palliative care at any stage during your illness, and for any length of time during that stage. Palliative care is designed to help your loved one live as well as possible, and so the approach to care should be designed around those needs.

End of life care is a form of palliative care, that helps to maintain well-being, reduce pain, and provide compassion, comfort and dignity to individuals and loved ones at this highly upsetting time. End of life care is typically described in the context of the last few weeks of life.

Palliative care is provided to patients with an incurable illness to help them live well for longer, it does not mean that the individual’s life is near the end. End-of-life care is part of this process, typically the final weeks and days.

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