End of life care at home

Most people say that they want to die at home where they feel the most comfortable. Dying at home can be peaceful and allow you to be surrounded by friends and family members, however, it can be difficult as you become more unwell.

Help with tasks of daily living (washing, dressing), managing symptoms (pain, sickness) and providing equipment (hospital bed, toileting aids) is available. There are many organisations who can assist with this. Social services can aid with assessing the financial burden of caring and can provide care packages to assist throughout the day. 

District nurses and hospice at home can assist with giving pain relief and controlling symptoms. Palliative or hospice care teams include physio and occupational therapists who can assist with equipment needs as well as specialists in palliative care to answer your questions. 

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Information Product № Published 03/10/2019
Last Updated 21/05/2024 Next Review Due 23/04/2027