Palliative Care

Palliative care helps people live their life as fully and as comfortably as possible when living with a life-limiting or terminal illness. The management of symptoms in palliative care is important for supporting the client’s functioning as they progress through their illness. Our nurses receive extensive training in order to be able to provide holistic care and support to you and your loved ones through these difficult times.

When planning your palliative care needs and management, Vital Home Health Services will take into consideration your End of Life Directive and will provide services and supports based on your wishes. If at any time your wishes or needs change, Vital Home Health Services will tailor the services and supports provided to you to allow for these changes.

At Vital Home Health Services, person centred care is at the heart of our services, where each client receives a service that is personalized, tailored and that takes into account each and every aspect of the person’s life, personal surroundings and preferences.

Some of the holistic palliative care services our caring team provides include:

  • Personal care (such as washing and feeding)
  • Pain management
  • Medication management
  • Symptom management
  • Constipation management
  • Continence management
  • Pressure area care
  • Wound management
  • Mouth care and prevention of ulcers
  • Domestic care (such as cleaning and preparing meals)
  • Auxiliary care (such as shopping and transportation)
  • Social care (such as emotional support and conversing)
  • Social care (such as emotional support and conversing)
  • Planning care (such as coordinating support)
  • Support for family members
  • Bereavement counselling
  • Psychological support
  • Spiritual support
  • Affirming the end of life process

Quit smoking information and support.

Quitting smoking is helpful even after you have been diagnosed with cancer. The following resources provide useful information and support to help you quit smoking. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist about any other questions you may have.

Call Quitline on 13 QUIT (13 78 48