At Kings Lodge we treat people with conditions including stroke, ABI, spinal cord injury, and long-term degenerative conditions like Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis.
Palliative care focuses on symptoms such as pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping and depression. It also helps clients gain the strength to carry on with daily life. It improves a person’s ability to tolerate medical treatments. And it helps them have more control over their care by improving communication so that they can better understand their choices for treatment.
Our person-centred approach ensures all care programmes are specific to individual lifestyles and requirements and are seen in the context of the person as a whole, incorporating the family dynamics and change in social settings.
The team works with the client and their family in partnership not only to control the symptoms, but also to help the client to understand their treatment options and goals. We work with clients to make a plan for living well, based on their individual needs, concerns and goals for care. Interdisciplinary meetings evaluate a client’s progress, arrest any deterioration and adapt care accordingly. We provide an on-going assessment of a client’s progress in their abilities and level of independence in daily activities (i.e. dressing, walking etc).
Our patients will be taken care by a multi-disciplinary team that will help them reach their full potential and make the best out of their stay at the Kings Lodge. Each patient is unique, and so every team is different, depending on their needs. The core team will be comprised of: