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People on low-incomes who suffer from chronic diseases, as well as older adults and other patients with disabilities may require long-term health services, care, and support which is often costly for hospitals and health care centers.
Some of the services that the above groups may require include nursing care, rehabilitation and additional therapies such as pain management, as well as home care.
This approach offers several benefits to a patient in that a more holistic approach to a patient can be taken. This means that a person’s emotional and spiritual needs can also be catered for.
These home services dramatically improve the life quality of a patient, often on a daily basis, many of them are having ongoing treatment for serious health issues. The services are tailored to each individual patient needs and offer pain relief, symptom control and enrich and improve the quality of life of the patient.
In palliative care situations, the family of the patient are also considered a part of the palliative care plan especially when the whole program is on-going for lengthy periods of time.
This site aims to provide a brief introduction into the support and care needed for those with both chronic and terminal illnesses. We will be examining what these terms actually mean and some of the unique issues that those facing incurable conditions face on a daily basis. Also we will look at the particular challenges presented to the care givers, medical practitioners and families of such patients.
History of this site
This site used to be Comcare Health Services, who are still active today and are a Canadian company who offer affordable health care services to clients.
The interdisciplinary services provided included:
- Personal Support at home
- Occupational Therapy
- Social Work
- Speech Therapy