Though Linda was an active 82 year old lady she did need some help with some aspects of daily care and had one of our care professional morning and evening to help her manage. All our service users are offered the opportunity to discuss their future care and so we arranged to meet Linda with her family to develop an advanced end of life care plan. This was
completed and communicated to those whom she had selected.
Linda was diagnosed with cancer and had exhausted all available treatments, some of which had an adverse affect on her resulting in varied ranges in her physical and mental capabilities, and we adapted her care to meet her changing needs. Her condition deteriorated quickly and she could not easily communicate her wishes. As the end of Linda’s life approached we continued to liaise with the local hospice, her GP, McMillan and District Nurses to ensure that we had implemented the advanced care plan and that we were doing all we could to manage her care. Some of Linda’s relatives wished to do some of the care for their Mother themselves, we understood this and stepped back, remaining close enough to assist should we be needed.
Linda died peacefully a few days later with her family around her.