Palliative & End of Life Care
Palliative & End of Life care is the best choice for residents with life-limiting illnesses (one that cannot be cured). At Gold Care Homes we help our residents to manage the pain, physical symptoms, and mental stress of a serious illness, helping them to enjoy a good quality of life. Our staff are trained using nationally recognised guidelines to provide residents with a 24-hour personal palliative care plan in a dignified and peaceful environment.
It is our priority to create a dignified and peaceful environment where residents will receive a personalised care plan and emotional support. We understand that this is also a very difficult time for residents’ loved ones, our trained staff can help with general advice, recommend legal services, and provide support.
Depending on your care needs, our nursing team can provide help with day-to-day tasks like washing, dressing, meals, and moving around the home. Special activities are also offered to help residents to stay mobile, active, and independent.
At any time during their residency, a request from either the individual or their loved ones can be made to introduce End-of-Life care. Introducing this plan early enables us to work with other medical professionals and therapists to treat a resident’s medical condition whilst providing psychological, spiritual, and social support for them and their family members.
Gold Care Homes End of Life care includes:
• A person-focused approach to assist with the psychological and emotional requirements of residents and their families.
• Understanding and respecting each resident’s choice in customising their care and support, according to their preferences and wishes, and at what point they would like to include changes.
• Providing practical advice and support through our trained, experienced and qualified staff and management team.
• Managing the process and liaising with external services and agencies as required such as hospitals, prescription services, GP’s, etc to remove the stress and emotional aspects of these conversations.
Every one of our residents is an individual and deserves the best care. This ethos is at the heart of Gold Care Homes.