End of Life Care
In 2006 just over half a million people died in England, about 99% of them adults over the age of 18, and almost two-thirds adults over the age of 75. About three-quarters of deaths could be considered "predictable" and followed a period of chronic illness eg heart disease, cancer, stroke, dementia etc.
In all, 58% of deaths occurred in an NHS hospital, 18% at home, 17% in residential care homes (most commonly people over the age of 85), and about 4% in hospices. However, the majority of people would prefer to die at home or in a hospice, and according to one survey less than 5% would rather die in hospital. . One study estimated that 40% of the patients who had died in hospital had not had medical needs that required them to be there.
End of Life Care provided by Care4u2day is a support service not only for our clients and their families when they are entering the final months or years of their lives, but more broadly care of all those with a terminal illness or terminal condition that has become advanced.
Seniors with progressive illnesses may feel that they have become a burden on their family and friends. Similarly, family members may be suffering emotionally due to a life limiting prognosis.
Care4u2day’s service means that your loved one can remain in the place that they feel comfortable and surrounded by their memories, with all the professional support and care needed. Our care does not focus solely on the medical and personal needs – it is also about offering emotional support and companionship during a difficult time. It has been proven that empathetic care significantly improves the wellbeing of people in the later stages of life.
Our specially trained End of Life carers work with families, other health professionals and support groups to maintain patient comfort and the highest level of care in the later stages of life, helping them to maintain dignity and self-respect at all times.
They were always efficient and unhurried but above all, every one of the team were always cheerful, kind and gentle. They made the last weeks of my husband's life as happy and comfortable as possible. I will always be grateful to them and highly recommend them to anyone needing home care.