Palliative care treats the physical and emotional symptoms that occur during the last stages of life. It includes treatments such as medicine, physical therapy, nutrition management, counselling, and coordination with hospice, mental health providers, and more. In addition to making the resident as comfortable as possible, palliative treatment includes support groups, planning resources for family members, and other emotional support.
Ultimately, we all want to end our lives in quiet dignity, free from pain, in a place where we feel at home, surrounded by family or friends. At Sunrise, our palliative care services are provided with the care, compassion and professionalism that both the resident and their families need during this final challenge in everyone’s life.
The final stages of a person’s life can be even more of a complicated and emotionally overwhelming experience for the family of someone with late-stage dementia or a terminal illness. Sunrise team members work with medical staff, hospices and other professionals whenever needed in order to provide a comfortable environment for the resident and to relieve suffering as much as possible.
Due to the latest national restrictions, we continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis, following public health advice. We’ve a detailed set of criteria to inform when an individual home can be reopened safely to limited visiting either by families or existing residents. The majority of our homes are open for new residents.
At Sunrise Senior Living UK, the health and happiness of our residents is of the utmost importance. It’s why over 90% of our care homes are rated as Good or Outstanding by the CQC. That’s why we’ve put in place a range of rigorous measures to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection within our homes, and to protect the physical and emotional wellbeing of our residents and the team around them.