Terminal Cancer Care at Home

At Arbour Companion & Care we provide terminal cancer care at home. We are here to provide you and your family with support and care. Facing the diagnosis can be horrible and the next option may not be so clear, we at Arbour Care are here to help. Our carers will go the extra mile to ensure that you and your loved ones are well looked after. We also have a team you contact anytime, either by telephone or email.

Being confined to a hospital room or nursing home may not be suitable or a desirable option, we offer terminal cancer care at home. This means that your loved ones will be well cared for and be surrounded by friends and family in the comfort of their own home.

By having a live in care professional stay with you or your loved one, it will provide a huge number of benefits. It will give your loved one their independence, but also offer support if they need it. Our professional live in carers will be on hand to help out with anything that needs doing. Our carers are dedicated to making end of life care the best as possible. We have had many years in caring for those with terminal cancer and can tailor our service around the individuals and the families requirements. We also are here to offer our support if you have any questions about our care.

How can Arbour Care help with terminal cancer care at home?

Our carers will spend 24 hours with your loved one, If you have any questions about the services that we provide or any of the activities that we carry out then please get in contact with a member of our team today. Here are some examples that will be able to help you with:

  • Helping your loved one to use the bathroom
  • Encouragement of social activities
  • Taking care of household tasks such as washing, ironing, and tidying
  • Encouragement of exercise by partaking in walks or excursions
  • Meal planning – ensuring that your loved one is eating
  • Establishing a regular routine

Our team focuses on providing any treatment and care which focuses on managing their symptoms and maintain their quality of life. This is called palliative care. The aim of this is to make the person feel supported and provide them with excellent care.

Terminal cancer care at home: What we do

We understand that this may be a difficult time for you and your loved ones. We are also aware that everyone's situation will be different, Arbour Care has a team of highly trained professionals dedicated to providing the best care. We sit down with our clients and carefully outline their needs to understand what the best approach would be to help. If you’re looking for a live in carer for your loved one suffering from terminal cancer, then please feel free to get in touch via the contact form above or by ringing 0845 838 1090.

If live In Care is more than you need to fulfil your care needs, we also offer Domiciliary Hourly Care.

We help people to live the life that they choose – and you will very much design your own service and stay in charge of your care. We work with people’s strengths rather than focusing on what they can’t do. Our services are all "managed", i.e. we supervise each contract, quality assure our carers' work and keep accurate records of what we would be doing to support our clients.

Frequently Asked Questions

Generally, terminal cancer shortens someone's life expectancy. But someone's actual life expectancy depends on several factors, including the type of cancer they have, their overall health and more.

Our Terminal Cancer Care at home is designed to ease everyday life for those in need, the aspect of inevitable death is not usually something a patient is aware of. We seek and encourage positivity as part of our terminal cancer care at home.

At Arbour Care, our experience in terminal cancer care at home excels in a number of ways. We believe the most important aspect of care is contentment and ensuring the patient is continuously seen to. This along with other variable methods we utilise can increase the general happiness of patients, even in dire times.

Although, due to the general nature of their condition, it may be difficult for patients to spark interest in certain aspects of life or have moments of joy. Rest assured, our terminal cancer home carers are highly trained and experienced, ready to aid in any way possible.

Often, those dealing with terminal illnesses actively seek and welcome help to continue with their everyday life. But in some rare cases, some patients may find it difficult to accept help, as well as the reality of Terminal Cancer Care at home.

Our carers are highly trained and motivated, along with the experience needed to aid those with a hard time accepting the reality of terminal cancer care at home. They will help assure the satisfaction of the client in a variety of ways.

Most certainly, it is an extremely sensitive time to receive news of terminal illness and there are a range of things that could provoke a reaction from a patient. Due to extensive training and experience, our carers promote great flowing conversation on a regular basis without mentioning certain topics.

We understand that during such a morbid time, patients need to surround themselves with the aspects in life that make them feel better, rather than worrying about the future.

At Arbour Care, we encourage our patients to be as active as they feel comfortable with, along with the provided guidance in doing so. We understand that during this time, a patient may not feel motivated to continue with daily activities, even though they may be physically capable of doing so.

Through various methods and encouragement, we ensure that physical activity is explored as much as possible, but will never push the patient into tasks they aren’t comfortable with.

  • "The carers have been very good, one even using her free time to visit the husband in hospital and really going the extra mile."

    ED Westcott

  • "The  care that Jola provides is fabulous in every respect. I cannot praise her highly enough for the patience she shows with. It was a happy day when she came to us "

    RL Englefield Green

  • "As far as I am concerned, Roberta has been an absolute rock for our family. Completely unselfish in her care and invaluable."

    CB Guildford

  • "We are absolutely delighted with Karolina she is gentle and kind I love chatting to her and really enjoy her company."

    JH Cambridge

  • "Arbour provided live-in carers for my wife for six years from 2017-2023 including the pandemic. My main impression is of a very professional organisation in which owners and staff worked all the time to provide the support the client needed at as high a standard as possible. They gave equal attention to statutory requirements, care plans and staff training and never cut any corners."


  • "The support that we have had from Arbour Care has been, quite literally, lifesaving. They found an amazing carer to look after my elderly and disabled husband, who is very experienced, kind and thoughtful. She has made an enormous positive difference to the quality of our lives and I will always be grateful to her and cannot thank her enough."