What is End of Life Care?
End of life, or palliative care, helps your loved one to live as well as possible when their life is at an almost end, allowing for them to pass away with dignity, in a peaceful way. End of life care can last for days, or even months leading up to the passing of your loved one. It can help with many duties and even complex needs such as: personal care, administering medication, companionship, and ongoing emotional support for your loved one and family involved. Reducing much of the stress and worries you will be having to cope with at such a difficult time, whilst respecting boundaries and privacy.
How can Clarity Homecare be there for you and your family?
We aim to arrange end of life, or palliative care, to start within 24 hours of your enquiry. We prioritise the wishes and preferences of your loved ones to create a bespoke, end of life care plan to ensure all your loved one’s worries and needs are taken care of by us and delivered with compassion. The care plan is regularly updated ensuring your loved one is taken care of in the way, that best accommodates their personal wishes, even after they pass away.
We understand that it’s an incredibly tough time, and we believe that reliable and trusted support at an emotional time to a loved one when their life is almost at an end is crucial. Our end of life care allows your loved one to stay in the comfortable and familiar surroundings of their own home, so family and loved ones can make the most of the precious time together.
“We will continue to be here, for you, always”
How does End of Life Care with Clarity Homecare work?
With over 26 years’ experience, we believe high quality end of life care involves compassion, honesty, and sensitivity. Where consent is given, we do our best to maintain communication between your loved one and those involved, to keep you informed in a sensitive, and empathetic manor. If your loved one is currently in hospital, our dedicated Care Managers can also arrange a smooth transition back home with the appropriate amount of care in place to consistently meet personal wishes and needs.
We work in accordance with official CQC guidelines, but also in line with our own family-orientated values, to provide high quality, trusted care in a way that’s right for you and your loved one. We believe that nothing is ever too much, and we are here to make things as peaceful as possible, in a distressing time. We will continue to be here, for you, always.
End of Life Care services provided
- Personal care – supporting with washing, bathing, and possible grooming requirements
- Ongoing Pain Management, and our carers work in partnership with clinical professionals
- Psychological, social, and spiritual support for you and your loved ones
- Administering or prompting medication
- Home keeping duties, to ensure your loved one’s environment is clean, odour free and comfortable.
- Meal and food preparation suited to personal taste and dietary requirements
- Diversion therapy to design and facilitate leisure and recreational activities where possible
- Ongoing companionship, and emotional support for your loved one and family during and after they pass away.
What are the care options for End of Life Care?
Home visits at set times:
Your local Clarity Homecare office can provide visits at set times each day, lasting as little as 30 minutes, to several hours at a time, depending on personal circumstances and requirements. Homecare visits also offer a valuable sitting service, for if a loved one living with, or caring for the care recipient needs a few hours to rest for themselves.
This service can also be used for extra support with home keeping duties, or even meal preparation, allowing for family members to spend their time focusing on the precious final moments with their loved ones. We will work with you to ensure the care is offered in a supportive and empathetic manor that respects your wishes, privacy, and boundaries.
Your loved one may need constant support, so overnight stays are most suitable. It provides a valuable service for if you or a care giver living with or caring for the care recipient to have much needed rest.
We understand it is an incredibly difficult and emotional time, and it may be daunting for you to think about talking to someone about your loved ones circumstances. Be assured that a compassionate and experienced senior member of our care team will be on hand to pick up the phone and discuss arrangements and concerns with you, in a way you feel most comfortable. We’re here for you always.