Southood Healthcare Ltd

End of Life Care

We realise how upsetting it may be to witness the effects of a fatal disease on a loved one. That's where we come in, providing specialised end-of-life care to ensure your family makes the most of their time together.

End Of Life Care

End-of-life care at home allows you to remain in the place where you feel most at ease, surrounded by memories and the people you love. You may get professional support and symptom alleviation for a serious illness anytime you need it with one-on-one support from a caring carer who is skilled in end-of-life care.

We provide a wide variety of services for those living with diseases, such as coping with cancer or nausea and vomiting, whether you are searching for a full-time live-in carer or occasional visits from a local care team. Our hospice and end-of-life care professionals adhere to national end-of-life care standards.

Nurse feeding elderly senior man to eat breakfast at nursing home

carer or occasional visits from a local care team. Our hospice and end-of-life care professionals adhere to national end-of-life care standards.

Our end-of-life care professionals help with personal care, pain treatment for neurological and physical symptoms, giving medications, taking care of food, and being a friend.

Please contact a member of our care specialist team if you want to learn more about our end-of-life care service or how we can support you. We’re available seven days a week to discuss your choices and can set up a meeting with a local care manager when you’re ready to start receiving health and social care.

What exactly is end-of-life care?

End-of-life care is specialised medical care for those suffering from serious or terminal conditions such as dementia or advanced cancer. The support focuses on relieving the symptoms, suffering, and stress of a serious disease and making you as comfortable as possible. The ultimate objective is to enhance the patient's quality of life as well as that of their relatives and friends, while also lowering the emotional impacts of diseases.

End-of-life care at home

While some people receive palliative care in an inpatient hospice or residential nursing home, getting palliative care at home is becoming a more common option. Many people want to remain in their home setting to manage their emotional responses to their symptoms; this is sometimes referred to as hospice care at home.

End-of-life care options

Live-in care, also known as “24-hour care,” entails assigning a professionally trained live-in caregiver to provide daily support based on your needs.

This carer, carefully selected based on your personality and care needs, will live with you at home and assist you with your daily needs. Your carer will most likely become a fantastic friend or companion, promoting your freedom and assisting you in making the most of your life with end-of-life care.

We will give the appropriate degree of care if you want support visits at specified times of the day or overnight. Our support services vary from a weekly half-hour visit to many visits per day or nighttime support.

One of our fully trained carers can support you in staying independent at home, giving you and your loved ones total peace of mind that you’re receiving care that’s tailored to you.

If your regular carer needs a break, we provide respite live-in care for as little as three days.

We can provide rapid support to provide emergency care, whether you’ve been let down by your normal carer or they’ve been unwell.

The Advantages of End-of-Life Care at Home

One of the primary advantages of getting end-of-life care at home is that it allows people to spend their last months, weeks, and days at the place where they feel most at peace and safe: their own home. While receiving end-of-life care, they will be in the company of someone they know and trust.

Knowing this can provide peace of mind to families and close friends as well as the individual getting care. As a result, end-of-life care and hospice care are frequently used interchangeably.

Having care delivered at home rather than at a hospital or hospice means less disturbance for everyone. Round-the-clock care ensures that any changes in condition are detected and addressed as soon as possible.

You may also be certain that the person giving care has been evaluated to high standards and has received specialist end-of-life care training, allowing them to provide practical and emotional support to you all.