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Palliative Care at Home

An extra pair of hands to support people with a life limiting illness.

If you or a loved one has a life-limiting illness, Private Care NZ can provide palliative care (also known as end of life care) in the comfort and familiarity of home.

What is palliative care?

Palliative care focuses on maximising quality of life, managing symptoms, and giving people the chance to spend their remaining time in comfort and with dignity, surrounded by a lifetime of memories.

Palliative care can also help families make the most of precious moments with loved ones, allowing them to take breaks and focus on what matters most.

There are all kinds of options opened up by palliative care, meaning that remaining in a familiar home environment in the midst of a serious illness is still a viable, even preferable, choice.

Why receive palliative care at home?

Many people choose to receive palliative care in their own home because it’s the place they feel most safe and secure. Receiving support at home surrounded by loved ones doesn’t mean compromising on their level of care.

Choosing the type of palliative support

No matter what amount of support is best for your family during this time, our specialist trained palliative caregivers can provide compassionate support that suits individual needs and preferences.

This could include:

  • An hour or two a day: Even if you only need professional support every now and again at key moments, we’re here to help with a care plan that fits you.
  • Respite care: Take a step back while knowing your loved one is cared for: respite care allows primary caregivers the peace of mind to take a break.
  • Overnight care: This kind of support means that a dedicated carer is ready to assist several times a night with all sorts of situations, from toileting to help in an emergency.
  • 24/7 support: Designed for those requiring round-the-clock care, Private Care NZ’s 24/7 option ensures that a skilled professional is always on hand to assist.

Who provides palliative care support?

Our team of specialist caregivers provides in-person support while a dedicated Care Coordinator arranges care plans, schedules, and acts as your key point of contact.

When is it the right time to receive palliative care?

Palliative care isn’t just for the final days and weeks of someone’s life. Getting support earlier can make the journey less challenging, even if it’s just getting help with simple tasks like cleaning around the home.

Our team can also provide expert advice around the type of carer needed at different palliative stages, and can help you and your loved one navigate the complexities of the healthcare system, so you can make informed decisions about care.

How do I arrange palliative care at home?

It’s fast and simple to arrange the right carer for your family, thanks to a dedicated Care Consultant. They’ll help you navigate support options, recommend caregivers, provide helpful advice, and can even arrange additional support like premade meal delivery.

How much does end of life care cost?

Every family has different circumstances, needs, and preferences. Talk to our team about options, pricing, and what you need – and we’ll work with you to make a care plan that’s right for you and your loved one.

What’s included in our palliative care services?

Palliative care isn’t just about relieving physical symptoms, though that is a key part of this service. Our skilled, compassionate caregivers also look to emotional, social, and spiritual needs, addressing wellbeing holistically.

Symptom management: Private Care NZ’s expert carers are here to make sure your loved one is as comfortable as possible in their own home. With compassion and expertise, they will use all the tools available to them to relieve and reduce stress wherever they can.

Emotional and social support: Facing a serious or life-limiting illness can sometimes lead to anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues. Palliative care can provide both emotional and social support, working to make this time not only physically comfortable but also emotionally safe.

We can also help you and your loved one navigate the complexities of the healthcare system, to better understand treatment options and make informed decisions about care.

The benefits of our palliative care

No one should have to leave behind the place they feel safe to receive personalised care: that’s why we provide our palliative care services in the comfort of home. Here’s what you can expect from the palliative care provided by the Private Care NZ team:

  • Specialist trained palliative care staff
  • Sensitive, empathetic home-based care
  • A choice of service options to suit individual needs
  • Our carers will provide an extra layer of support when you need it most

Extra support

Depending on your needs and preferences, our dedicated team can also arrange more helpful add-on services such as medical alarms, pre-made meal delivery, home-assist equipment, and supported travel to and from appointments and activities.

Get in touch

Contact our compassionate team today to find out more or discuss support options.