Support for end of life care at home
We believe that everyone approaching the end of their life or dealing with a life-limiting illness deserves to receive high-quality care in the place where they feel most comfortable and safe. That’s why we provide end of life care at home.
This blog post contains helpful information on end of life care in Christchurch and the surrounding area. Read on to learn more about what end of life care involves and the support and resources available to you and your family.
What is end of life care?
Every person has the right to be cared for where they want to be and to choose where they want to spend their final moments. Rather than move into a care home, hospital or hospice, many people prefer to remain in the familiarity of their home where they are surrounded by memories and loved ones.
Because each person’s journey is different, we provide bespoke and individual care services to meet your family’s needs. This can include basic support or more comprehensive support such as administering medication, assisting with personal care or providing nursing support.
Physical and emotional support
Our services are designed to provide both physical and emotional pain management during this difficult time. Physical care services can include continence care, meal preparation, personal care, housekeeping and mobility aid for your loved one.
Our dedicated carers are also here for you and your family by providing emotional, spiritual and psychological support. We have received the Six Steps End of Life accreditation and use this approach to ensure you and your loved one receive the high-quality support you deserve.
Benefits of end of life care
End of life care at home provides a variety of different benefits. By providing end of life care at home, we support people to live their final moments with dignity and respect. Enabling a person to remain in the comfort of their home while receiving the care they need can bring peace of mind and provide privacy.
We hope to ease the process for all involved and allow your loved one to enjoy the precious time they have left as comfortably as possible, surrounded by beloved family, friends, pets and all those closest to them.
What other support is available for end of life care
Additional support for end of life care is available depending on a person’s condition and wishes. For example, end of life care services can include home visits by social care workers and specialists such as occupational therapists, physiotherapists and counsellors. A GP can also refer a registered nurse with specialist knowledge and qualifications, particularly for those with complex care conditions like cancer.
Together, this additional support can improve the overall quality of life as much as possible for both you and your loved one and by helping with pain management, providing emotional and psychological support and helping you plan and prepare for the future.
Get in touch
If you are interested in discussing end-of-life care at home for your loved one, please do not hesitate to get in touch, or phone us on 01202 800 494 with any of your questions or concerns. Our compassionate staff are happy to support you in any way we can during this difficult time.