In home palliative care is a specialized form of medicine designed to help people manage the symptoms of serious illness. It provides relief from pain, reduction in troublesome symptoms, and improves the quality of life for both a patient and their families and can be provided alongside any number of other treatment options.
What is Palliative Care?
Palliative care is a unique medical subspecialty that focuses on symptom relief from serious illnesses, regardless of your prognosis. It can help people living with illnesses such as:
Often, palliative care is confused with hospice care. While they have much in common, hospice care is specific treatment for people approaching the end of their lives – and implies that the focus of medicine shifts from curative treatments to managing symptoms.
Palliative care is intended to be used at any point in the course of serious illness. It can be used in addition to curative treatments and can provide substantial relief to people who experience painful or disruptive symptoms, either as a symptom of their illness or a side effect of treatment. Several studies have shown that incorporating palliative care can lead to increased quality of life and mood, and even disease survival.
Too often, people with serious illness receive medical care that is so singularly focused on fixing the problem, that their symptoms and side effects get brushed to the side. A cancer patient’s doctor may want them to increase chemotherapy, regardless of the pain and discomfort that it causes. A person awaiting a bone marrow transplant may have to suffer significant side effects until a donor is found.
This single-minded focus can leave many patients distraught, searching for medical care that can simply help them feel better. This is exactly what palliative care services aim to accomplish and can make a dramatic difference in your quality of life despite serious illness.
Benefits of In-Home Palliative Care
Palliative care at home provides several benefits, whether used alone or in conjunction with other treatments. This includes:
- Targeted pain management
- Improved mental health symptoms
- Reduced risk of hospitalization
- Quality of life improvement
- Convenient access to medical services
By providing palliative care services at home, Kinkaid Private Care brings these supportive treatments to the place where our clients already feel most comfortable. This can ease the burden of both the person living with serious illness, as well as their families, caregivers, and loved ones.
Goal of Palliative Care
- Easing the mental burden of serious illness
- Providing comfort care to help reduce stress
- Helping patients understand and manage their symptoms
- Alleviating pain and discomfort
- Reducing the severity of treatment side effects
- Easing the symptoms of serious illness
- Providing a better and more active life for patients
In-Home Palliative Care Services
Palliative home care services include both medical and behavioral interventions. No two patients seeking palliative care have the same set of needs, and the team at Kinkaid Private Care tailors our treatment approach to each individual patient.
Services offered with in home palliative care may include:
- Prescribing and administering medications
- Behavioral health treatments and therapies
- Help with the activities of daily living
- Nursing case management services
- Education about your illness, symptoms, and treatment progress
If you’re already receiving curative treatment from an outside provider, our team can help communicate your treatment progress and symptomology to them as well, providing your overall care team a better opportunity to help you heal.
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Who Provides Our Care?
The palliative care team at Kinkaid Private Care is made up of licensed professionals with decades of experience in the medical field. Our nurses, case managers, and clinicians have been extensively trained to provide the highest level of quality care available, all while ensuring outstanding communication with our patient’s families.
In-Home Palliative Care Coverage Areas
We service patients in California.
In-Home Nursing Care Services for Palliative Care
Our in-home nursing care services throughout the state of California including:
LOS ANGELES METRO AREA:
- Los Angeles
- Beverly Hills
- Bel Air
- Pacific Palisades
- Santa Monica
- Holmby Hills
- Cheviot Hills
- Culver City
- Beverly Glen
- Includes Costa Mesa
- Newport Beach
- Newport Coast
- Huntington Beach
- Laguna Hills
- Laguna Niguel
- Laguna Beach
- Mission Viejo
- San Clemente
- San Juan Capistrano
- Yorba Linda
- Chino Hills
- Dana Point
SAN DIEGO METRO AREA:
- San Diego
- La Jolla
- Chula Vista
- Del Mar
- San Francisco
- Daly City
- Palo Alto
- Mountain View
- San Rafael
- Walnut Creek