End of Life Care

Dedicated support when you need it most

Passing away peacefully, with dignity and within familiar surroundings, is what many of us would wish for. End-of-life care at home allows you – or a loved one – to do just this, in the place you feel most comfortable and safe.

Change can be disruptive and unbalancing, as can the process of settling into a completely new environment such as a hospice or hospital. Fully-managed end-of-life home care lets you or a family member stay at home, surrounded by loved ones and special comforts.

Even if you are currently in hospital, your local Helping Hands care manager can arrange for the right level of support to be put in place for a smooth return home, allowing those final days to be spent in the environment you know and love best.

In many cases, dedicated end-of-life care can be arranged to start within 24 hours. Call our team today if you’d like to discuss the options and to set-up a meeting with your local care manager.

What is End of Life Care?

End of life care provides the support that is needed towards the end of someone’s life, allowing them to pass in the most peaceful and comfortable way. While some people spend their final days in a hospital, hospice or nursing home, end of life care at home has become a preferred option for those who wish to spend their last moments within their own home, and surrounded by their loved ones.

A fully trained carer can offer regular support with many tasks to make you or a loved one feel comfortable and safe during what can be a distressing time. This includes:

  • Personal care – supporting with bathing and showering
  • Support with toileting, including changing continence pads or using a commode
  • Mobility support, such as help moving position in bed and help with standing or sitting – and using hoists when required
  • Administering or prompting medication, and supporting with pain management
  • Changing bedding and housekeeping duties
  • Preparing meals and snacks to taste and dietary requirements
  • Complex care such as changing catheters, stomas and PEG feeding
  • Ongoing companionship and emotional support

Person Centred Care at Home

There are bound to be areas or tasks that you or a loved one will want to do yourself.

At Circle of Care, we focus on promoting independence and respecting your dignity and privacy. Your dedicated care manager will work with you and your family to understand what your specific needs are and how the chosen carer can maintain those important boundaries.

As well as the practical areas of care, our carers can also provide reassurance and comfort, both to you and your loved one. Alongside supporting other customers at the end of their lives, many of our carers have also had the personal experience of caring for their own family member. They offer a valuable source of support and comfort, having that personal understanding of what can be a distressing and difficult time.

Whatever your goals are our services will respond flexibly and try to help you do everything you want. So, get in touch today on 0208 829 9830 for a friendly chat or a free care assessment.