End of life care with Juniper includes palliation which is provided with the utmost empathy, respect and compassion.
Palliative Care is not a means to end or prolong life.
It involves careful medical, social, spiritual and other interventions so that a person’s pain and other distressing symptoms are best managed for their comfort in the final years or months of life.
Palliative care at Juniper is an inclusive and positive response to end of life where loved ones and family members are supported in a caring and professional manner.
We aim to make this time as comfortable and fulfilling as possible by promoting quality of life while supporting family and significant others.
What does palliative care involve?
Our high standard of nursing and care promotes quality of life while respecting and supporting individual choices. We talk with families to tailor our palliative care responses.
We regard one’s end of life as a profound natural event, so we seek to positively respond by working together to:
- Affirm life and dying as a normal process
- Provide relief from pain and other distressing symptoms
- Neither to hasten or postpone death
- Combine psychological and spiritual responses to care
- Support people to live as actively as possible until death
- Help family members and friends cope during their loved one’s illness and in their own bereavement.
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What Constitutes Eligibility?
Each resident will receive palliative care and end of life (terminal) care. This is based on a sensitive and caring professional assessment. As well as implementation and evaluation of their individual care needs, wishes and requirements.
What Does Palliative Care Include?
We aim to improve the quality of life for people with life-limiting illness by reducing their suffering.
Our skilled and caring staff work to identify, assess and treat pain and other problems. This is to maximise function, improve comfort and meet social, psychological and spiritual needs.
Our inclusive, personalised approach to end of life palliative care involves family members and loved ones. We do so for people to feel secure and have access to the information and support they need.