Palliative care is a sensitive and often difficult topic to broach with loved ones. We understand that moving into a care home when living with a life-limiting illness can feel like giving up. In reality, we find it’s the opposite.
Our teams are trained to relieve the symptoms of a wide range of conditions, and it’s our express purpose to improve quality of day-to-day life.
We take a holistic approach. So, we’re not just alleviating pain and managing medication, we’re there to offer complete support for our residents’ emotional well-being, too. Making time to talk, demonstrating that everyone has real value; we’ve seen how these little details, the things that are all too easy to take for granted, have a real impact on residents’ outlook and feelings of fulfilment.
We design care plans around each individual’s physical, medical and emotional needs, and ensure their dignity is maintained at all times. That means making their priorities our priorities too. We foster a sense of community and encourage social interaction, lay on suitable activities and entertainment, and welcome frequent visitors from family and friends.
To find out more about day-to-day life at Maplehurst Nursing Home, please get in touch with our team. We’d be glad to show you around at a time to suit you.
- I strongly recommend anyone to Maplehurst who is suffering from my wife's condition, which is dementia. She has been given good care and kindness by all the staff without exception. It doesn't matter whether she is quiet or noisy, co-operative or otherwise, the care is always the same. I would also add that I visit my wife every afternoon and evening, I have always been welcomed with the same kindness that she is receiving.Neville M (Husband of Resident/Service User)