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Palliative Care

Find quality Palliative Care in the comfort of your own home.

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What is Palliative Care?

Palliative Care at Home is specialist care for people with a serious or terminal illness, such as dementia, cancer or Parkinson’s. It’s designed to ease your burdens while maximising comfort during challenging times.

Stay home for longer

As many as two thirds of people would like to spend the end of their life in their own home. We work alongside appropriate medical teams to try and make this possible. You or your loved one stay home surrounded by familiar items and special memories.

Maintain dignity

You and your family are in complete control and we work hard to meet different needs, preferences and final wishes. We are also committed to being unobtrusive and sensitive, always delivering our services with respect. 

Receive specialised support

Our Palliative Care Workers are specially trained to provide support in the face of serious and terminal illness. We deliver Palliative Care compassionately and professionally. We look after physical and mental health needs and are also trained in the specific needs of individual illnesses. 

Whether you need pain management, Personal Care, meal preparation or company, we can help you feel safe and cared for. It doesn’t matter how much or how little help is needed, we’re here to help.

Your home. Your care. Your choice.

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Why choose Alina Homecare?

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Our Team has many years’ experience. We understand the challenges and we’re ready to help you every step of the way. Our entire service is designed to be simple and less stressful.

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Excellent Training

Our Carers are carefully selected and receive training through our exclusive Alina Homecare Academy. We do not use an agency or freelance staff to maintain our quality reputation.

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Quality Care

Strict performance guidelines, Care Quality Commission (CQC) ratings and transparency via our care monitoring app., give added peace of mind and quality assurance.

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Personalised Care

Our personalised care is unique to each client. Palliative Care is flexible when circumstances change and always delivered with compassion, dignity and respect.

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What does Palliative Care at Home include?

For many people, Palliative Care at Home is their preferred option to moving into a care home, nursing home or hospice. It offers the chance to stay home in familiar surroundings, close to your local community and cherished memories. We work with you to set up a personalised care plan that suits your individual needs. This could include:

Visiting Home Care

A Care Worker visits your home at agreed times.

Live-in Care

A Live-in Carer moves in to provide 24 hour support.

Whichever service you choose, we can help with:

Managing Pain

Our Carers make sure you receive medication on time as well as any other treatments. Our care monitoring app. sets digital reminders to keep you on schedule.

Monitoring Symptoms

Our Palliative Care Workers monitor your symptoms and work with your healthcare Team to alleviate and manage them. This can be 24/7 care.

Pet Care

We can help you take care of your much loved pet, from feeding to daily walks.

Running Errands

Our Care Workers can collect your prescription or do the weekly shop.

Maximising Comfort

From making your bed the way you like it to simply being there when you need it, our Care Workers are dedicated to making you comfortable.

Providing Companionship

During challenging times, we provide emotional and psychological support to you and your loved ones. A friendly face and listening ear can be all important during difficult times.

Bedding & Light Housework

Our Care Workers help you keep on top of light housework like vacuuming, dusting and doing your laundry.

Planning End of Life

Our Care Workers support you as you make end of life decisions such as funeral arrangements. This includes both practical and emotional support.

Specialist Care

We can help anyone. Many of our clients have conditions ranging from dementia to Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Mobility Assistance

Our Care Workers can help with moving around the home, whether it is gentle support to get to the bathroom or using a hoist.

Preparing Meals

We help prepare meals as well as assisting with eating and drinking.

Supporting Continence

Whether you simply need help getting to the toilet or with changing continence pads, managing a stoma or catheter, our Care Workers are ready to help.

Who can benefit from Palliative Care at Home?

Many people with different conditions can benefit from Palliative Care. These include:

For Cancer

Palliative Care for cancer can improve quality of life if you or your loved one has been diagnosed with cancer. Our Care Workers provide emotional support as well as everything from medication reminders to Personal Care. We’re ready to help.

For Parkinson’s

If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, our Palliative Care services can help address physical problems like pain, breathlessness, loss of appetite and immobility. We also provide personal, social and psychological support.

After Stroke

We help you and your loved ones cope with the challenges of living after a stroke. We provide support for side effects, emotional support for stress and respite for loved ones. If stroke leads to brain injury, we can also help with mobility assistance and more.

For Heart Failure

If you or your loved one has suffered heart failure and is near the end of life, Palliative Care can help manage symptoms. This includes emotional support for depression and anxiety, as well as physical support with mobility, toileting, hygiene tasks and more.

For MS

Palliative Care can help make life easier if you or your loved one has Multiple Sclerosis. Our Care Workers understand Multiple Sclerosis and how it can impact a person’s life. We work with you and your support network to ensure care is tailored to your exact needs.

For Dementia

We provide a wide range of Home Care services for dementia. From supporting the person with dementia and helping maintain their routine, to providing respite and support for their family. We help make life easier during challenging times.

For Chronic Pain

Our Palliative Care for chronic pain can include pain management, medication reminders and more.

Advantages of Palliative Care

Stay Home

Many people want to spend their remaining days at home. Palliative Home Care is one of the best ways to do this. Our services enable people to spend their final days surrounded by loved ones with privacy and respect.

Less Disruption

Receiving Care at Home, where everything is familiar means less disruption than moving into a care or nursing home. Round the clock care means that any changes in condition will be noticed and responded to quickly.


Palliative Care varies according to your needs. It can begin with modest care delivered with dignity and respect, increasing as time passes. This could mean remaining at home, without going to a hospice or hospital. 


We provide valuable reassurance. Focus on each other and what matters, whilst we take care of daily essentials like meal prep and housework. We also provide emotional support and a shoulder to cry on if you need it.

Maintain Routine

Facing terminal illness is already difficult and moving away from home can make it harder. Our clients find Palliative Care at Home helps to maintain some normality and loved ones can visit outside of specific visiting times. 


Palliative Care at Home can mean continuity of care too with a dedicated team of Carers assigned to clients so they get to know them and their preferences.

Palliative Care at Home is not appropriate for everyone. Each person’s health needs are different and going to a care home, hospital or a hospice may be unavoidable and the best place for someone with acute medical needs. We always work with families and relevant health professionals to make informed decisions each step of the way. 

What to expect from Palliative Care at Home

Our Palliative Care at Home service is provided by a fully trained Palliative Care Professional Team. They’ll help you or your loved one with any domestic needs around the home when things become a little too much.

From preparing balanced meals to light household tasks, or even just being a friendly face when you need it most. At Alina Homecare, we make life easier.

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Palliative Care reviews

We’re proud to serve our clients across the South of England. Learn more about how our Palliative Care services have benefited them with these independent reviews on

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Dedicated Team

Our experienced local Teams know their communities inside out. From your local GP to your local supermarket, their knowledge helps make life easier. With central support, you can enjoy added peace of mind.

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Quality Team

Our central Quality Team sets us apart from agencies and self employed Carers. Our award winning care is reliable, regulated by the CQC and reinforced by our unwavering commitment to high quality care.


Exclusive Training

All our Care Workers are carefully selected and receive excellent training through our exclusive Alina Homecare Academy. We don’t use agency or freelance staff to protect our quality reputation.

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Care Monitoring App.

Enjoy full transparency via our care monitoring app., allowing you and your loved ones to track Palliative Care as it happens. The app. monitors all aspects of care from mood changes to medication for added confidence.

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About our Team

Our care is regulated by the CQC and we’re proud winners of the Top 20 UK Home Care Group Award 2021, 2022 & 2023. We are extremely proud of the standard of care we deliver and we’re passionate about making what we call the ‘Alina Difference’ to people’s lives.

It’s no wonder why 99.7% of clients say they’re satisfied with our care and support!

Palliative Care pathways

We know planning a palliative or end of life pathway for you or your loved one is an incredibly difficult task.

It’s important to have an open, honest and frank discussion about you and your loved ones’ needs and preferences. Communication is vital throughout. That’s why we don’t just provide support for the person receiving care, but also their loved ones.

All our care plans and pathways are personalised. When dealing with life limiting and serious illnesses, support must remain flexible. As symptoms change and conditions progress, our Care Workers adapt to your needs to provide the best possible support.

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Cost of Palliative Care

The cost of Palliative Care varies considerably according to your needs, condition and where you live. The price is often comparable to moving into a care home and sometimes less.

For many of our clients, Palliative Live-in Care is a particularly cost effective option. This is because Live-in Care includes all our Home Care services, including Companion Care, Personal Care, Domestic Care and more.

Complete our cost calculator to learn more about the cost of Palliative Care.

Quick Questions

About our Palliative Care service

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative Care at Home is specialist Domiciliary Care designed for people dealing with a life limiting illness. The primary aim of this support is to make you or your loved one feel as comfortable as possible in those final days. This involves managing pain or any symptoms. It can also include psychological and emotional support, such as providing companionship or a friendly face.

Find your local Alina Homecare Team to learn more about how we can help you.

When can Palliative Care start?

Palliative Care can be started as soon as you are ready, not just at the end of life. Whenever you choose our services, we will aim to provide excellent quality care that puts you at ease, makes you more comfortable and preserves your dignity. You can rest assured that you will always be in good hands.

We know the symptoms of serious conditions and terminal illnesses are subject to change at a moment’s notice. We understand this and always endeavour to provide timely, dedicated support whenever you need it. To get started, simply call us if you’d like to discuss the options. We can also support you with Palliative Care at short notice. To get started, find your local Alina Homecare team.

What is the difference between end of life and Palliative Care?

Palliative Care is a type of care available for people with a life limiting, terminal illness. This care can last for months or even years. End of life care is a specific form of Palliative Care you receive when you’re close to the end of life. As with all Palliative Care, end of life care ensures loved ones enjoy the highest quality support in their remaining days, maximising comfort and dignity. 

What is the difference between Palliative Care and hospice care?

Palliative Care can begin at any time that you and your loved ones decide. This is different to hospice care, which is usually delivered when it is no longer possible to treat the life limiting illness.

About Palliative Care costs

How much does it cost?

As with all Care at Home services, the cost of Palliative Care varies according to your individual needs. Some people may only wish to receive an hour or two of support whereas others need 24/7 Palliative Care. The best way to price your requirements is to contact your local Team.

How can I fund Palliative Care?

There are many ways to fund care. Learn more by reading our guide to funding Home Care.  

Is it right for me?

How can I arrange care?

To arrange Palliative Care, find your local Team and call today. Our Teams are ready to discuss your options and help with arranging a package of care.

How can I choose between different Palliative Care providers near me?

Choosing a provider for Palliative Care might feel like an intimidating decision. We are passionate about providing excellent quality care and are committed to full transparency so that you make the best decision for you, whether that be Palliative Care at Home, in a hospital or a hospice. 

We believe that we stand out from other providers because of our commitment to quality and always putting our clients’ needs first. 

What does a Palliative Care home visit involve?

If you’re considering Palliative Care, we recommend arranging a free home visit from your local Team to discuss your care needs.

The reason for an initial home visit is to ensure a Palliative Care plan is tailored specifically to your needs and preferences. We take time to get to know you, understanding your likes and dislikes so we can provide care that’s all about you.

We’ll work hard to find opportunities to promote independence, supporting you or your loved one to do as much as you can. When this isn’t possible, we will be there to help and support as much as needed.

Arranging care for the first time, or switching providers, can be stressful. There are often a lot of questions that need answering, and our local Teams are ready to chat when you need them. To get started, find your local Team.

What Palliative Care services can I receive at home?

The amount and type of Palliative Care you or your loved one needs will vary according to your circumstances, such as your illness, symptoms and preferences. Some conditions can be managed at home but it’s important to note that others need more specialist attention.

For this reason, Palliative Care at Home is not appropriate for everyone. Each person’s health needs are different and going to a hospital or a hospice may be unavoidable and the best place for someone with acute medical needs. We’ll work with you, your loved ones, and relevant health professionals to make informed decisions.

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How do you compare to an agency?

Agencies are not regulated and quality cannot be guaranteed. We provide fully regulated services that are inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). We also provide full and exclusive training for our Care Workers, whereas private and agency Carers do not have comprehensive training. In addition to this, our services are also backed up with central support; this means you can count on us even if your Care Worker is sick or needs time off, as we can source a replacement to ensure continuity of care.

Where can I find Palliative Care near me?

We provide care across the South of England. Find your local Team.

How is Palliative Care monitored?

Like all our services, our Palliative Care is regulated by the CQC. The CQC is an independent regulator that inspects our services to ensure our quality standards are maintained. This includes checking that our care is focused on our clients as individuals, as well as that we keep you safe and secure at all times.

In addition to this, we are proud to partner with Birdie. Birdie’s innovative care technology enables us to digitally log and monitor the support we provide. The Birdie Family app., with your consent, also allows full visibility of care at any time for you and your loved ones. It’s a great way of providing added reassurance that you’re receiving the highest quality care.  

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1. Marie Curie, “Final Moments Survey”, Reviewed 20 February 2023.

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