Contact Care - Home Support Services


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Palliative Care

Contact Care offers a range of palliative care services. We ensure our staff are fully trained in the area of palliative care in order to provide the best service possible to our clients. Our care assistants are sent on dedicated training courses where they cover the following areas in depth:


  1. Principles and philosophy of palliative care
  2. Overview of community palliative care team
  3. The role of the care assistant in palliative care
  4. Spirituality
  5. Communications in palliative care
  6. Bereavement and loss
  7. ABCs of Cancer: common cancers encountered in palliative sare
  8. Hand massage
  9. Care of the person in the last 48 hours of life and when death occurs
  10. Preparation for clinical practise