Renal Palliative care refers to advanced medical care that specializes in relieving pain and improving quality of life in patients suffering from Chronic Kidney Diseases (CKD). It is a specialty that works as supportive care along with the primary line of therapy. It includes a team of medical professionals who help patients overcome symptoms and stress during the course of treatment.
The ultimate goal of renal palliative care is to boost the quality of life for the patient and their families. It alleviates the stress and battle that families face when their loved ones are diagnosed with chronic renal disease. It’s a myth that renal palliative care is meant for patients suffering from cancer. The benefits of palliative care can also be gained by patients undergoing dialysis, those who want to forgo dialysis, acute kidney injury, chronic kidney infections or on renal replacement therapy.
A recent study conducted revealed that the approximate prevalence of CKD in India is 800 pmp and incidence of ESRD is 150-200 pmp. It is also estimated that only less than 30 percent of patients suffering from end-stage kidney disease manage to receive dialysis in India, where almost 200,000 new patients need dialysis every year.
What do we offer at Nightingales?
Nightingales Renal Palliative Care consists of a team of experts who work together with your treating doctors to provide the support and care throughout the course of treatment. Our team consists of a physician, nurses, bedside caregivers, biomedical engineers, physiotherapist, and phlebotomist. The team provides assistance to achieve your treatment goals by improving the quality of life.
- Initial Assessment: Our experts visit the patient for a complete assessment of their condition and a detailed description of the first line of treatment.
- Care plan: A customized care plan is made based on patients requirements and limitation
- Palliation supportive infrastructure at home: This step involves equipping the house with the infrastructures and machines required for the treatment.
- Staff deployment: A team of qualified and experienced expert is allocated based on the requirements.
- Ongoing communication with treating the doctor: Our team of experts works closely with the treating doctor to understand the prognosis or deterioration of the condition
- Tracking of clinical outcome measures: Continuous monitoring is done to understand the effects of the treatment and to avoid emergency room visits.
- Tracking of customer satisfaction
Why choose us?
A holistic approach to the patient and family: The palliative approach to patients with chronic kidney disease includes both the aspects i.e. physical and emotional dimensions of the illness. We understand each patient is different and so are their requirements; hence we provide personalized care plan that caters to your specific needs.
Over two decades of experience: Being a trusted home health partner and pioneers in the industry, we come with an experience of over 22+ years and ensure a best in class service for all your home healthcare needs.
Nursing-sensitive quality indicators tracking through EMR measurement tool: Nursing-sensitive quality indicators tracking helps in continuous monitoring of a patient, which helps in setting clinical benchmarks and in understanding prognosis and deterioration of the first line of therapy.
Reduced chance for hospital-acquired infection: Patients with renal diseases are highly vulnerable to infections due to low immunity and anemia. Home-based renal palliative care is personalized and customized as per patient’s requirement which reduces the chances of cross infection or hospital-acquired infections
Reduced incidence for emergency hospitalization: Emergency situations have better control as the staff is well equipped with the setup of medical tools and infrastructure at home. With the care team at home, symptoms are well managed as fluid and diet are well controlled. This greatly reduces the incidences of emergency hospitalization and also cuts down on ambulance costs.
The family is the biggest support system in one’s battle against chronic diseases. The comfort of being by the side of the family and in a homely ambiance makes the patient feel better and recover faster