For those not familiar with the term, Palliative Care is end-of-life care that focuses on improving quality of life by providing residents with relief from symptoms, pain, and stress.
This includes addressing physical problems for which nursing care and the treatment of pain may be required, but importantly also focuses on the psychosocial and spiritual well being of the resident and support for their family.
Palliative care is provided by the team at Brockhampton Court and includes nurses and carers, with additional external support provided by, for example, physiotherapists and the local chaplain, depending on the resident’s requirements and preferences. The team at Brockhampon Court also work closely with the local hospice.
The care team at Brockhampton Court are both highly experienced and qualified in providing palliative care to residents. Our carers have undertaken Palliative Care training courses which cover enhanced communication and the management of palliative care. We also have a number of carers with level 4 National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) in Palliative Care.