Palliative care at home

Looking after someone at the end of their life can be extremely distressing. The Casterbridge Home Care team can offer specialised care and support which will help you to make the most of your time together.

Home care can be very reassuring for those who need palliative or end of life care, allowing them to spend their last months, weeks and days in familiar and comfortable surroundings. As well as being less unsettling for the person who is nearing the end of their life, accessing care at home can also reduce the burden on the family.

Our palliative home care team focuses on providing relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of a terminal illness, while our end of life care also offers support for the elderly in their final days. As well as providing help with practical day to day tasks and care, we understand the power of a friendly smile, a kind word and taking the time to chat.

Support for palliative and end of life care at home

At Casterbridge Home Care, we understand that everyone’s needs are different. Caring for someone and supporting their loved ones during their final days is something that we take extremely seriously. We work closely with the people we support and their families to develop a personalised support plan which meets their specific needs. Our palliative home care support packages can be anything from a couple of hours a week, to 24/7 support.


What support do you offer people with dementia?

The type of home care we provide could vary considerably depending on the needs of the individual and on their circumstances. As well as providing relief of symptoms and making people as comfortable as possible, we aim to ensure that everyone affected by the illness achieves the best possible quality of life and support.

Our caring and compassionate team are happy to get involved in any type of domiciliary care, from helping out with meal preparation, running errands and dealing with medication, right through to just popping in to offer a friendly “hello” and a supportive shoulder to cry on.

Our home care services include

Companionship, a chat and a friendly smile

During difficult times, kindness and companionship can make a huge difference. Our palliative care at home team will provide emotional support for you and your family, offering a friendly face, a listening ear and someone who can offer empathy, compassion and reassurance in the final days.


Help with washing, dressing and personal care

As people near the end of their lives, personal care can become a challenge. Our team is able to help meet physical needs, including personal and oral hygiene and continence care, in a gentle and respectful way.

Cooking and serving meals

Our home care team can help by offering support with meal planning and preparation. We’ll work with the person we are caring for (and their family) to determine how much help is required, as well as identifying likes and dislikes. We will tailor the support to the needs of every individual, including meeting any dietary requirements associated with their condition, including supported nutrition and hydration if it is required.


Help with domestic and housekeeping tasks

Families caring for people nearing the end of their life may not want to spend time managing household tasks, running errands or doing shopping. Our home care team is more than happy to provide support with domestic and housekeeping duties, from cleaning and washing dishes to changing beds and doing the laundry.

We will aim to involve the people we support where appropriate, encouraging independence and cultivating a sense of purpose around completing day-to-day tasks for those that wish to.

Help with collecting and taking medication

For those receiving palliative care, medication and pain management can be crucial to their wellbeing. Casterbridge home care team can support with managing and collecting repeat prescriptions, ensuring safe storage of medicines, timely and safe administering of medication and also observing any changes which might mean that medication or pain relief might need to be adjusted.


Support to be comfortable and fulfilled

Our aim is to support people to achieve the best possible quality of life during their final days. Our carers are chosen for their compassionate nature and take a holistic approach to care, offering physical, emotional and practical support at home.


Respite care for families

Sometimes, families and carers need a break. We can offer respite care for people who need palliative or end of life care, giving families an opportunity to take a break and recharge.

Palliative home care you can trust

Our palliative home care services are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), offering all of our customers peace of mind. CQC is the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. Their job is to make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, and high-quality care.


Find out more about our palliative and end of life home care

If you would like more details about our palliative and end of life care at home in the Dorset area, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our team will be happy to answer any questions you might have.