End of life Care
Specialist End of life care in your home, tailored to your needs and wishes
End of life care at home
63% of people state they would prefer to die at home.
Our specialist End of Life and Palliative care services offer compassion, comfort and dignity to help people live as well as possible as they near the end of their life and enable them to die with dignity and respect in the secure comfort of home.
Being supported to die at home in a place filled with the memories you have made throughout your life and surrounded by the people you love can make a huge difference in your final days. Choosing to receive end-of-life and palliative care at home has an impact on the whole family ensuring a safe, peaceful and familiar environment to be together during an emotional and distressing time.
What is end of life care?
End of life and palliative care is for people considered to be in the last year of life.
It is an important part of palliative care which is given to people suffering from terminal illness. If required, palliative care can be provided from the first diagnosis throughout the progression of their illness.
Choosing to receive our specialist palliative care and end-of-life care services at home offers significant improvements for quality of life. During this time, our priority is to provide a high standard of holistic care and compassion to ensure a ‘good death’.
What is included in end of life and palliative care?
Christies Care offers person-centred care supporting a range of needs, providing comfort, dignity and respect.
Looking after someone with a terminal illness requires a special type of person who can carry out tasks quietly and calmly, with thoughtfulness and respect. Christies Carers are skilled active listeners, trained to spot cues and understand the needs and emotions of those in their care.
Having tailored end of life care at home helps improve quality of life and provides invaluable support for the whole family, alleviating stress and providing continuity of care without the disruptions and restrictions you would expect in a hospital setting.
Our end-of-life and palliative care plans include:
Average Rating: 5 out of 5
“I cannot speak highly enough of the care given to my husband. Such dedication shown to him during his last days before his death and also respect given to myself and our family. I will forever be in the carer's debt for the support given to me in what was the most devastating time of my life.”
Arranging end of life care
It is difficult to predict how long end of life care will last, a person’s needs can change dramatically within months, days and even hours.
Our team will discuss your requirements and communicate regularly to ensure changing needs are met with professional, compassionate and practical support. Throughout this time, your carer will work with multidisciplinary teams, including district nurses and other health professionals to enable the best standard of care is delivered.
In all my years I have never seen any care at home so superbly offered. Liz treated my patient with the utmost respect, great love and affection and a tenderness as if she would be a family member. She knew the patient inside out and is very flexible with her care as this lady suffers from severe cognitive impairment and can be at times very non-compliant. My patient’s daughter tells me that the 3 other carers from your agency are of a similar calibre and attend to her mum with the same care and attention to detail as Liz.
I would like to congratulate you on not only finding but also training carers with such expertise, human kindness and a desire to provide excellent care. Should I ever need any live-in carer support for my family or myself I would hope to be able to employ your agency”
Christies Care Ltd actively supports the Dying Matters movement to encourage people to speak openly about death and dying to ensure that more people can be in a good place when they die.
Effective communication is paramount to achieving the best standard of care and ensuring a dignified and comfortable death but most people do not talk about death or dying which can make the experience even harder when the time arrives. Having an advance care plan in place stating a person’s wishes and preferences for how and where they want to be cared for at the time of their death, can help ease the anguish a family may feel when critical decisions need to be made.
Speak to our specialist end-of-life care team to implement your own advance care plan statement. Call 01728 605107.
For more information on Dying Matters visit: www.dyingmatters.org