Palliative Home Care

ConsidraCare's PSWs and caregivers are experienced in providing palliative care at home to those afflicted with chronic diseases

What is Palliative Care?

The term "palliative care" refers to a type of medical treatment for those who are suffering from serios diseases like cancer, dementia, COPD, or heart failure. Palliative care aims to supplement standard medical treatment by improving patients' and their loved ones' quality of life.


1 in 3 family caregivers in Canada who are providing palliative care to a loved one report extreme distress.


Which diseases require palliative care ?

Palliative care was initially created for those reaching the end of their lives. However, in the recent decade, it has evolved into specialty care that also concentrates on serious or life-threatening illnesses.

Palliative home care is available for people with serious chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, chronic lung disease, AIDS, Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis, and ALS.

Palliative care at home helps patient deal with thier condition in the comfort and dignity of their own home, while surrounded by family and friends. It can supplements medical therapies by reducing pain and other symptoms.

What kind of sympotms can palliative care at home alleviate ?

In palliative care, symptom control, for both the disease and the therapies, is a priority. For example, chemotherapy drugs can produce nausea and vomiting. Opioids can cause constipation.

Some of the symptoms which palliative care can help manage include:

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How can ConsidraCare help with palliative care ?

ConsidraCare can provide palliative care to seniors who need help living at home.

We start by understanding the condition of your loved one and building a customized care plan which also includes the daily tasks needed to be performed by our caregivers. The care requirements for palliative patients differ from one individual to another and depends on their condition and history.

Our matching process makes sure that the caregiver is the best person for the job by taking into account things like your loved one’s needs and personality. This allows our caregivers to provide personalised care and companionship.

Our caregivers keep track of your loved one’s vitals using our state-of-the-art app, while keeping you updated on the care delivered in real-time. We check in regularly to update the crareplans and guide the family and caregivers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Palliative Care is centered around comforting patients with less or no hope of life alongside clinical care. The length of Palliative care depends on the condition and the need of the patient. It can last between 4-5 months to 1-2 years. During this period, live-in caregivers provide physical and emotional support to improve their quality of life.

Hospice Care or end-of-life care focuses on improving the quality of life of patients who have a non-curable chronic disease and are approaching the end of life as well as providing emotional support for the family. Live-in caregivers can facilitate patients and their families for up to six months.

Palliative care provides care and assistance to patients who are undergoing some sort of medical treatment with or without curative intent.

There are various organizations that provide live-in hourly care but they charge high amounts. At ConsidraCare, we have different pricing and plans for hourly care that can be customized according to the needs of the senior. Seniors with non-chronic medical issues who only need assistance for a few hours a week are best served by hourly care. Our standard 24-hour live-in care costs around $28.99/hour.

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