Caring for a loved one who is nearing the end of their life is never easy. It can be emotionally challenging, physically demanding and you may have less time for others and for yourself.
Our carers are specially trained to deliver end-of-life or palliative care at home so your loved one can stay in familiar and comforting surroundings, rather than in a hospice or care home. If you need a break from being the primary care giver, we can offer respite care either for a short time, or support you longer term if you need an extra pair of hands.
If you’re looking for end-of-life care in Blackburn, Choice Care understands the importance of continuity of care and is committed to bridging the gap between nursing and traditional homecare so your loved one feels happy, safe and comfortable with their designated carer.
How we help
We’re fully accredited to provide sensitive and compassionate end of life care. We work with and are supported by East Lancashire Hospice, McMillan and Marie Curie nurses, as well as GPs and other healthcare professionals to ensure our palliative and end-of-life carers use best practices and that our training is always up to date.
End-of-life care at home allows people to stay in the place they feel most content, surrounded by family, neighbours, memories and, ultimately, to retain a sense of self.
Choosing homecare also means they will experience one-to-one support from a designated and compassionate carer, on hand to deliver whatever they need at any time.
If you need short-term respite care as your loved one nears the end of their life, our smart technology can offer extra peace of mind. Our system provides full visibility of visits, including what medication has been administered and information you should know. Log in anytime, any place from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
A caring pair of hands
Caring for your loved one as they reach the end of life is a privilege for us. Our registered manager recalls: ‘[There’s] immense job satisfaction knowing you have made a difference to that person and/or family member when supporting them through some extremely difficult times. [It] makes every day worthwhile, holding someone’s hand whilst they take their last breath – I can’t describe how that feels.’
Our palliative or end-of-life care is completely tailored to the individual, and can include administering medication and support for the family both during care and after your loved one has passed. We also work with the care network to ensure care is delivered smoothly and consistently.
Advance care plan
We also offer the opportunity for those with life-limiting conditions to create an advance care plan tailored to their unique needs. This means they can make their wishes and requirements known to us should there come a time when they can no longer communicate effectively.
Family and friends can be involved in the process at the request of the individual. Plans can also be altered and updated should circumstances change, with agreement from the individual or family.
We’re here to support you and your family through this difficult time. We can also take care of tasks such as contacting the undertaker and arranging bereavement support for the family.
If you need a little extra support to help a loved one nearing their last days, give us a call on 01254 504905 and tell us how we can help.