Home Care

We provide Palliative Care that includes Home Care to improve the quality of life of patients and their families while also saving money for health care systems by reducing unnecessary hospitalization.

Skilled Nursing Visits ... Our Palliative trained nurses visit the home of the patient to administer medications, clean dressings, and check certain vital signs, along with other similar nursing procedures, depending up on the care needed and the physician orders.

We

* Provide patients with hospital cots, water beds, air beds, wheel chairs, bed pans, urinals, walkers and Commodes.

* Train volunteers, family and patients in basic nursing care and Infection control

* Advice on nutritional requirements.

* Allow patients to ventilate feelings and emotions; help identify patient and family

* Assist the patient to regain maximum independence and thereby meet self-care requisites

* Empower the patient and the family by helping them finding strength in themselves and to make informed choices.

Three elements of home care in CPPC:

At Chennai Pain and Palliative Care, a group of health care workers who are members of different disciplines professions like Physicians, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, etc. provide specific services to the patient. The team members independently treat various issues a patient may have, focusing on the issues in which they specialize.

The activities of the team are brought together using a care plan. This co-ordinates their services and gets the team working together towards a specific set of goals. Sometimes the person has a key worker, who becomes the main point of contact for the person.

Our skilled specialists work in partnership with your own doctor to provide an extra layer of support for you and your loved ones. We work closely with you to discuss your needs, evaluate options, and offer expert recommendations for symptom management, taking time to ensure you feel supported throughout the process.

Our palliative consult can provide you:

  • • A better understanding of your diagnosis and prognosis;
  • • Personalized review of your care and treatment options;
  • • Comprehensive assessment and recommendations for symptom management;
  • • A goals of care discussion with family and loved ones;
  • • Assistance with advance care planning;
  • • Coordination with your provider(s) regarding recommendations for your care;
  • With enhanced clarity about options and goals, patients and families receive higher quality of life and experience decreased rates of unwanted interventions and hospital visits.

Pain is still a significant problem for many patients with cancer, despite numerous, clear and concise guidelines for the treatment of cancer‐related pain. Pain management is one of the primary goals of home care and hospice care.

Not all patients experience pain at end of life, but recognizing it and treating it effectively is essential. Our home care team evaluates a patient’s pain on every visit using pain rating scales and the expertise of the clinician.

The Numeric Pain Rating Scale goes from a zero = no pain to ten = worst possible.

Numeric Rating Scale

Rating Pain Level
0 No Pain
1-3 Mild Pain (nagging, annoying, interfering little with ADLs)
4-6 Moderate Pain (interferes significantly with ADLs)
7-10 Severe Pain (disabling; unable to perform ADLs)

Our trained nurses and care givers provide professional care for loved ones at home. We only select qualified locals to join us as volunteers and care givers through rigorous interviews and training.

There exist many factors that give rise to dissatisfaction, disgust, anxiety, depression, and mood swing among people who require palliative care, and hence, psychological care is an essential part of palliative care. The moral support provided to the patients and their caregivers by CPPC are well received and appreciated by the beneficiaries. Stress alleviation could be felt by the patients and caregivers.