We believe that every person should experience a dignified, respectful and comfortable end to their life
End of life care supports people nearing the last months, weeks and days of their lives. It embraces the needs of the individual, and important family and friends, to ensure they are as comfortable and peaceful as possible during this important time.
We work with you and your loved one, as well as local health professionals and hospice teams, to create an end of life care plan. This ensures that every aspect of the care your loved one receives in their last weeks and days – from the way their room is arranged, to the pain and symptom relief they receive – is tailored to their needs and wishes.
We’re also passionate about supporting families. We’ll enable you to stay with your loved one in their room and provide you with food and essentials so you can completely focus on them. Some of our homes also have family rooms where you can take some time out.
What’s more, Care UK is committed to a rolling programme of training enabling our homes to achieve the nationally accredited ‘Gold Standards Framework’ for end of life care – the benchmark for high quality, person centred end of life care, supporting our teams to understand the best ways to help people at the end of their lives.
End of life care is a form of palliative care. Palliative care is specialised support for people living with an illness that can’t be cured. Its aims are to make people as comfortable as possible and support them to live an active life for as long as they can.
Find out more about how we provide palliative care.
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