Pallative Care

At Custodian Care we provide individuals with chronic or life-threatening illnesses a proactive and concerted type of care that aims at mitigating some of the pain and suffering caused by their illness and thereby improving their quality of life. We understand that at a time like this, nursing care and reliable support can make a huge different to how one copes with the diagnosis. Our team of registered nurse and carers have sufficient training to provide both emotional and practical care for your parents and loved ones. Those who benefit from palliative care includes all those with degenerative and irreversible diseases like Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, as well as patients with advanced stage cancer.

MANAGING OF END OF LIFE COMPLICATIONS

  • Incontinence: End of Life patients generally detest all forms of bathing and may even combat their caregivers when faced with the prospect of a bath, incontinence particularly in the final stages of the disease, is always a problem for the caregivers. At custodian Care our caregivers are trained to handle this situation by:
    • Adopt a regular schedule for toileting
    • Limit client’s intake of fluids at given times, e.g. before sleep time
    • Limit client’s consumption of diarrheic substances, e.g. coffee and dairy products.
  • MOBILITY ISSUES
    • Bed sores and ulcers: Lack of mobility often produces the risk of pressure sores. To manage that particular hazard, our caregivers are trained to pay special attention to
      • Moving their loved one from one position to another, ideally every two hours.
      • Using special mattresses and pressure-distributing cushions and pillow.
      • In-place (in bed or on a chair) range of motion exercises to ensure that blood flows normally to pressure points on the body. Falls: When ambulating without help becomes difficult, the risk of falling increases dramatically
    • Falls:  When ambulating without help becomes difficult, the risk of falling increases dramatically. Our Caregivers resort in assisting client using a walker, wheelchair to provide added stability
    • Swallowing difficulties: Choking due to swallowing difficulties (dysphasia) is often fatal in persons with advanced diseases since food particles get into the lungs, causing serious infections such as pneumonia. In such circumstances, our caregivers :
      • Make sure there are no distractions when the patient is eating.
      • Cut the food into small pieces, or grind it to facilitate swallowing.
      • Crush medications when necessary (but only after consulting with your physician)

At CUSTODIAN CARE, we want you to know that your loved one will be attended to in a respectful and compassionate way. To achieve this goal, we offer a quality individually customized service that respects care recipients’ dignity and preserves their uniqueness in a compassion-rich environment. Our caregivers are coached against stereotyping anyone or indulging in condescending behaviors.  In addition, we maintain a respite rotation system that ensures that our on-the-job staff remain alert and considerate