End of life care at home

End Of Life Care At Home

Our end of life care service benefits individuals in the final stages of terminal illnesses who want to remain in their own homes, surrounded by the people that are important to them in their last days. We understand that at such a stressful and sensitive time, support from trusted specialist Care Professionals can make a huge difference to everyone.

End of life care is better at home

Being told that you are in need of end of life care can be immensely upsetting, emotional and stressful, not just for you but your loved ones around you. Our Care Professionals can support you and your loved ones with practical and emotional support with care tailored around your individual needs, allowing you to stay at home until the end.

End of life care at home allows individuals to remain in a familiar and comforting environment, surrounded by loved ones, which can significantly enhance emotional well-being and provide a sense of peace. Remaining at home rather than going to a hospice or hospital ensures that personalised, compassionate support is fully tailored to the individual’s needs, ensuring comfort and dignity during their final days.

The key to our end of life care is making sure your loved one is comfortable and living life as they choose during those precious last few weeks and days.

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Holistic end of life care

Our specialist end of life care is delivered in the comfort of your own home, surrounded by familiar settings and provided by trusted professionals. In the coming weeks and months, we offer support not only with practical needs like home assistance and personal care, but we also collaborate with your healthcare team to ensure you remain as comfortable as possible.

  • Support to live your life the way you want to live in your final days
  • Observant to health complications and prevent the need for hospital admissions
  • Assist with your health needs as well as end of life symptom management
  • Work with you and your health care team to ensure that you’re always receiving the best possible treatment options to minimise discomfort

Not sure if you need end of life care?

Finding and arranging care for yourself or a loved one can seem overwhelming, but we’re here to take those worries away by handling the stressful bits for you, especially at a time already laden with stresses and difficult emotions. We listen more than we speak, and our decades of experience in providing award-winning care at home means we’re in the perfect position to advise and support you through the process of sorting out the right end of life solution for your needs.

So give us a call (or ask us to call you back) and we’ll help you find the answer, with no pressure to make a decision right away.

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What is end of life care?

End of life care is dedicated support for those in their final days, ensuring comfort, dignity, and quality of life. It involves managing symptoms, providing emotional support, and helping with practical needs, all while allowing individuals to spend their time in a familiar and cherished environment.

It is sometimes confused with palliative care, which is designed for anyone with a serious illness, regardless of the stage or prognosis, and aims to improve quality of life by managing symptoms, reducing pain, and providing emotional and psychological support. Palliative care can be provided alongside curative treatments and is not limited to those nearing the end of life.

End of life care is a specific aspect of palliative care that focuses on individuals who are in the final stages of life, typically expected to live for six months or less. The goal is to ensure comfort, dignity, and support during the last days and weeks, addressing both physical and emotional needs as patients prepare for the end of life.

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Benefits of end of life care

End of life care at home provides numerous benefits, including ensuring the individual’s comfort and dignity during their final days. It helps manage pain and symptoms effectively, offers emotional and psychological support to both the patient and their family, and allows for personalised care in a familiar environment. This holistic approach enhances the quality of life, even in its final stages, allowing for a peaceful passing and helping to preserve the best memories of a loved one after they are gone.

Why choose end of life care at home?

We believe that end of life care is better when delivered at home because it allows individuals to remain in a comforting and familiar environment, surrounded by loved ones, rather than in strange or clinical settings like a hospital or hospice. Remaining at home can significantly enhance emotional well-being and provide a greater sense of peace and dignity. Homecare offers personalised attention tailored to the individual’s unique needs and preferences, ensuring more focused and compassionate support, while being in a familiar place with family and friends can strengthen emotional connections, offering both the patient and their loved ones invaluable moments of togetherness and closure before the end.

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