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Palliative Care

At Westerton, we provide palliative care at our care home in Glasgow which has been designed to provide around-the-clock, compassionate care for people who are in the final days, weeks or months of their lives. We also support their families during this time in what is understandably an emotional time.

We provide comprehensive care and support for people in the community and our care staff go above and beyond to ensure residents receiving palliative care have a dignified and comfortable experience.

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care, also referred to as end-of-life care, is a care service offered to those who are living with a critical illness or health condition and who are nearing the end of their life. This could be due to natural deterioration that comes with old age or because someone has a terminal illness or life-threatening health condition.

Ensuring a person is as comfortable as possible is the main goal when palliative care is provided in a care establishment, by reducing an individual’s pain and symptoms, as well as ensuring dignity is maintained, and any wishes are fulfilled.

Loved ones are also supported by care staff, and residents can spend time with their families whilst everyone receives adequate support to help get them through this undeniably difficult time.

Palliative Care at Westerton Care Home

Our care home in Glasgow has a dedicated team of qualified nurses and care staff who provide exceptional care on a 24-hour basis and who treat every resident with dignity and respect.

We have a holistic approach to care and work alongside local healthcare professionals to ensure that we can meet the needs and wishes of our residents. Our team provides a high standard of care and support that’s tailored to a variety of care needs.

We support both residents and their family members as we understand just how much of a hard and emotional time this can be, therefore we enable visitation at any time so that families can spend valuable time together.

Westerton Team
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Is Palliative Care in a Care Home Right For Your Loved One?

Palliative care can be provided in a variety of ways. Someone can receive palliative care in care homes, hospitals, hospices or even in their own home. Palliative care provided in a care home means an individual can receive 24-hour care from a team of care professionals within a warm and pleasant environment.

We at Westerton understand how difficult it is for families during this period of angst. Our staff is available to answer any questions or concerns you may have, as well as provide guidance and alleviate stress to help you determine the appropriate next steps.

How We Provide Care For Our Residents

Westerton Care Home was formed on the belief that as a care home, we should do more than just provide basic care needs; we should also look after the health, well-being, and interests of our residents as a whole. Our team takes pleasure in the exceptional person-centred care we provide each and every day, working closely with our residents and their families to develop a detailed and individualised care plan that takes into account health case needs as well as lifestyle preferences.