End of life care
Our homes provide specialist nursing care for people who are at their end of life, including those living with a terminal or life-limiting condition or illness.
When someone is near their end of life, and is no longer able to stay at home or in hospital, we help them to live as well as possible and die with dignity.
A personalised approach
Our approach is personalised to the individuals that we support – we work with them, their loved ones and professionals to design a care plan that’s tailored to their needs.
We ensure that the transition to our care home is as comfortable and dignified as possible, and work with multi-disciplinary teams, including General Practitioners, local Palliative Care Teams and Macmillan Nurses, to make people as comfortable as possible.
Holistic care in a community-based home
Each of our homes have a skilled in-house team of Nurses, Support Workers and Life Skills/Activities Coordinators, as well as access to in-house Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Consultant Psychiatrist and Mental Health and Behaviour Support Specialists, which enables people to access holistic care in a community-based home that’s closer to their friends and family.
- Life skills – our Life Skills Teams support people to rebuild their everyday living skills such as cleaning, washing, money management and cooking, and take part in meaningful activities to improve their wellbeing.
- Occupational therapy – our Occupational Therapists help people to overcome the effects of their learning disability or autism, by considering their physical, psychological, social and environmental needs.
- Behaviour support – our dedicated Behaviour Support Team work with individuals and care teams to understand the reasons for people’s behaviour, and implement strategies to reduce the frequency and duration of incidents of challenging behaviour.
- Psychiatry – our Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Marshall, supports people to manage their treatment and provide a range of therapies for people living with complex needs.
High dependency nursing
People with a learning disability and/or autism may also have other conditions or illnesses, such as epilepsy, mental health needs or diabetes, or require high dependency nursing care, such as a tracheostomy and ventilated care, or feeding regimes including PEG and Dysphagia.
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