End of Life Care
How does end of life and palliative care work?
End of life care or palliative care at home is provided for you or a loved one to stay in their own home surrounded by the people they love as they head towards and enter the latter stage of their life.
It is an honour and privilege to provide end of life care and support to people and their families. We work closely with family, friends and community healthcare providers (nurses, GPs etc.) to ensure end of life care needs and preferences are met with compassion and dignity.
We are experts at supporting people with end of life or palliative care. Our care workers are experienced in caring for people with vision and hearing impairments, mobility issues and cognitive impairments that may appear at this time in their lives.
Palliative care includes such areas as:
- Personal care
- Companionship, housework and other domestic jobs.
- Pain management
- Monitoring physical symptoms
- Medication support management
- Respite support for your full-time carer
Our palliative care specialist
Aghileh is our palliative care expert. She trains all our care workers in how to support people in the last months and weeks of their lives.
This specialist training ensures our care staff can support people to remain as comfortable as possible as they approach the end of their lives. As the final days draw near, the care plan will be reviewed daily and the care management team will support you and your family to ensure everything is how you want it to be.
Read more about Aghileh and other team members in our About Us page.
Other considerations around palliative care at home
Lasting Powers of Attorney play an important role in making sure that you are cared for and provided for according to your preferences. We recommend that our clients talk to a solicitor to find out more about the benefits of appointing attorneys.
If you live in and around Chiswick and Ealing and would like to talk through end of life care or palliative care, or feel ready to start setting up a care package, get in touch to talk it through with us.
Chiswick resident who received end of life care at home
Julie had been in hospital for a number of months and had a terminal diagnosis. Julie and her family knew that she didn’t have much longer to live and she wanted to return home for her last few weeks.
We supported Julie’s son and worked with the hospital team to ensure she was discharged safely from hospital. This meant having all the correct equipment in place such as a hospital bed, a commode and hoisting equipment. Care Concern liaised with the hospital discharge team to understand Julie’s care needs to ensure the right package was in place to meet her care needs and support her safely.
Julie returned home and was able to spend her last few weeks in her home environment. She died peacefully at home with her son at her side and her favourite music playing in the background.
Client’s granddaughter, June 2021
“Thank you all for the care you showed my grandmother throughout the many years she had care from Care Concern. With your care, compassion and support she was able to stay at home and pass away peacefully with her family around her which meant so much to us all.”