End of life care
The main objective of our end of life and palliative care service is to provide practical, empathetic and holistic support to people when recovery is not expected.
As a team we understand how difficult and emotional this time can be for the person, family and friends, which is why we provide respectful, dignified care during this difficult time.
Whether you are living in a hica care home, or receiving support in your own home, please be assured that we will do everything we can to meet the exact needs and wishes of you and your family.
In producing an individual end of life support plan, we work in partnership with the individual, family members, GPs, district nurses and community support teams to deliver care and support that reflects choice and needs. In particular, the plan will focus on:
- How pain and other symptoms might be managed to provide maximum relief
- How emotional support can help cope with complex feelings about death and bereavement
- Understand wishes in advance, should health deteriorate rapidly, and communicate these wishes to support the individual and family
- Help family members make decisions about care options
- Help those involved to know what to expect
- Provide dignity and respect at all times
- How cultural and spiritual support can be provided
- Supporting family members in coming to terms with bereavement