What is end of life support?
Our aim is to enable carers to have a life of their own alongside their caring responsibilities.
Our End of Life Support Service provides emotional, practical and psychological support to carers, family and friends and to those living with cancer and other life-limiting conditions in their own homes. Our aims are to:
- help avoid unnecessary and unwanted admissions to hospital or residential care for terminally ill patients who wish to remain at home
- foster in for those for whom we care, a sense of belonging to the wider community by increasing choice and enhancing quality of life
- promote both service user and carer involvement, ensuring that their ideas and opinions form an integral part of the high quality care service that we provide
We provide support to an individual with personal care needs by following an individualised support plan. We liaise with other health care professionals to ensure effective continuity of care.
Practical support to carers and their families including shopping, light domestic duties and the preparation of meals. We aim to relieve some of the pressure on carers at a very difficult time.
A very important aspect of our work. Our staff offer a listening ear to the person with care needs and their family and we also offer a ‘signposting’ service to other local resources to further support carers to face their caring responsibilities at a very difficult and emotional time.
Continuity of care
Information is the common thread linking support from one provider to another and from one ‘event’ to another. Information can be illness or person-focused. Care and Respite Support Services not only focuses information on the medical condition, but also on the understanding of the patient’s preferences and values.
Management is particularly important given the complexity of palliative care. Care and Respite Support Services provides services that are delivered in a professional and carer-focused way. Our services are centered on quality, predictability, consistency and flexibility for people with care needs and their carers.