Palliative Care

 

Palliative Care is caring for a loved one who has a terminal illness to which there is no anticipated cure.

The aim of Palliative Care is to maximize the quality of the resident’s life by facilitating a comfortable, peaceful and dignified death.

Treatment provided at Fullarton Lutheran Homes is in accordance with the Palliative Care Act and good palliative care principles.

The Home provides symptom management and care that is coordinated through the registered nurse and doctor. Palliative Care is a Team Approach where the resident is central to the care provided. To ensure the best possible quality of life it is sometimes necessary that other health professionals become involved with the resident’s care. This is based on individual needs of the resident and family.

At all times the Home encourages residents to remain within their familiar environment and cared for by familiar staff and surrounded by family.

Fullarton Lutheran Homes prides itself on its Mission statement which is “To be a Christian service organisation ministering holistically to the elderly” and in particular to residents at the end stages of their lives.