Palliative care is a term used for specialised medical care for people with fatal illnesses. It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. Palliative care is provided by a specially-trained team of doctors, nurses, social workers and other specialists who work together with a patient’s doctors to provide an extra layer of support. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness and can be provided along with curative treatment.
Palliative care can improve the quality of life, provide you relief from pain and other distressing symptoms and offers a support system to help people live as actively as possible until the final stages.
As the care progresses, many people’s requirements change and often in the final stages, many want to be at home with their families. Bathrooms and stairs present many difficulties, thus Nilaqua allows you to wash in a relatively pain free manor, minimising discomfort around tubing, from the comfort of your bed. Nilaqua offers a specialist antimicrobial skin cleanser that is great for low immunity and keeps the skin clean and healthy too. This is particularly useful after chemotherapy.
Washing the hair is a common difficulty and the Nilaqua Shampoo is a particular favourite, providing dignity, especially when family are visiting and you want to look like yourself.