Living with mesothelioma, either as a patient or as a friend or family member of someone diagnosed with the disease, can be tough, trying and emotionally draining.
The right support is essential to help you and your family stay strong through a difficult period of time.
Palliative care could offer the additional support you require.
What to expect from palliative care
While being treated for a progressive illness, such as mesothelioma, palliative care can provide families with a service which will take into consideration both the physical needs of the patient and the emotional needs of the whole family.
A team of health professionals will be available to assist with pain management and treatment of further symptoms brought about by the progression of the industrial disease.
The service also allows patients to retain some normality within their daily lives, providing care at home so they can continue to live with family.
Care homes, hospitals and hospices also offer palliative care – the choice of location is entirely up to each patient.
It is also possible to receive palliative care on a flexible basis, visiting a care facility when symptoms are especially bad but returning home once symptoms become more manageable.
Such a service may also offer:
- Psychological support
- Complementary therapies
- Social support
- End of life and bereavement care
The families of those suffering from mesothelioma are constantly included in palliative care services and can access support groups and counselling via care providers.
Financial support for you and your family
When facing mesothelioma it is important to get the emotional and financial support you need. If your illness has been caused by exposure to asbestos while in the workplace, you could make a claim for mesothelioma compensation.
Whether you've been exposed through employment or have suffered accidental exposure due to the negligence of others in some other setting, you may be entitled to pursue a financial settlement claim which could aid the funding of further care or help to support your family if you are unable to work.
To discuss your situation or to learn more about the process of making a mesothelioma compensation claim, contact the Asbestos Claim Centre today on 0800 508 8747 or click here.