End of Life / Palliative Care

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End of life care requires an active, compassionate approach. An approach that treats, comforts and supports individuals to enable them to live as well as possible until they die. It includes physical care, management of pain and other symptoms such as nausea, tiredness and loss of appetite.

We understand that at this intensely emotional time the provision of psychological, social, spiritual and practical support is also important, and that this support encompasses families and friends up to and including the period after death.

Our homes support the NHS End of Life Care philosophy and have received the full Six Steps to Success End of Life Care Programme delivered by the Rossendale Hospice. We have fully implemented and are committed to upholding the Six Steps to Success Programme.

Palliative care is the active care of residents whose condition no longer responds to treatment. Its main aim is to control pain and other symptoms, easing suffering and enhancing the life that remains. This palliative care programme integrates the psychological, social and spiritual aspects of care to enable patients to live out their lives with dignity and respect, as well as offering support to families.

The primary aim of palliative care is to promote both physical and psychological well-being. It is a vital and integral part of all clinical practice, whatever the illness or its stage.

Our staff are experienced in providing the appropriate nursing, social and personal care. Specialist training in pain management, symptom relief and bereavement is provided to all members of the care team.