END OF LIFE CARE AT HOME
Our End of Life Care at Home Service
At Rivendell, we provide expert end of life care, guidance and support within the comfort of your own home. Book an end of life care at home assessment to find out how we can make your life easier.
Rivendell’s team of personal care assistants and support workers are trained in-house and have been handpicked because of their personality, experience and desire to care for people. We are able to home care for your range of needs and are committed to ensuring the well-being of all our clients and peace of mind for their families in these most difficult of moments. Care visits can range from one hour of support to full-time end of life care at home.
Our plan is to deliver support to those at the end of their lives. We aim to make you as comfortable as they can be, by taking care of the less important stuff, such as paperwork and housekeeping in order for as little stress as possible to make its way to you.
Rivendell Care also provides support for friends and family caring for loved ones at the end of their journey. We understand that everyone is an individual with different needs, and we recognise that our service users have varying levels of requirements. To identify the levels of care necessary we make sure our home visits are comprehensive and our home assessments are carried out with due diligence.
Our End of Life Care at Home Plans
When creating our end of life care plans, we encourage guidance from family members, friends and medical professionals. Our tailor-made assessment grants us to look at a person as an individual to plan the care around their lifestyle, dietary requirements, preferences, religious and cultural beliefs and more.
We understand that each person is unique, with different requirements which is why we take the time to create a tailor made nutritional plan that takes dietary requirements into consideration. Any dietary requirements can also be inputted into our mobile care app. Ensuring our clients are as comfortable as possible while we care for them is of utmost importance.
PAIN AND STRESS MANAGEMENT
Certain conditions can cause pain and discomfort, especially as people near the end of their life. Creating a comfortable environment can help to alleviate these symptoms; this can include playing quiet music or partaking in simple activities with the client. We always make sure to involve clients in these decisions so they are as comfortable as possible.
Being at home alone for long periods of time can feel very lonely, especially when close to death. This is why we employ staff that love the support and end of life care they provide, they take the time to add sparkle into each client’s life. Our staff are available to call loved ones, engage in a hobby or take part in community activities.
Many individuals who receive end of life care at home will need support with personal hygiene tasks such as bathing, showering or brushing their teeth. We can help clients keep a daily routine that includes these tasks while still providing freedom where possible.
Having a clean and tidy home is a very important aspect of feeling happy and safe. Our team provides support with dusting and vacuuming, cleaning the property, changing the bed linen and towels, laundry and ironing, cleaning floors and other housekeeping duties. Where necessary, we can also offer support with correspondence and help with shopping.
Why Choose Our End of Life Care at Home Service?
Choosing your end of life care provider can be a tough decision, so here are a few reasons why Rivendell Care could be the right choice for you or your loved one:
Every member of our expert team has completed an enhanced DBS check to make sure they are suitable to work with vulnerable people.
We contact our staff’s last employers to ensure they are reliable, trustworthy, hardworking and of good character.
As experts in all kinds of care, our staff have a varied experience of working in nursing and other care professionals.
During our interview process, we ask scenario based questions, questions relating to skill, theory based questions and questions relating to ensuring the carer is of good character and suitable to take care of you or your loved ones.
WE LOVE CARING FOR PEOPLE!
Our care team has been employed because we believe they can help brighten our client’s days. Each carer has been through the “grandpa test” – would I let this carer care for a family member?
BOOK AN END OF LIFE CARE AT HOME ASSESSMENT
The quality of our end of life care is of utmost importance to the whole Rivendell Care team, which is why we work hard to make sure each member of our team is passionate and ideal for the role. Find out more about our end of life care services by getting in touch today:
End of Life Care at Home FAQs
What is End of Life Care?
End of life care is for individuals that are nearing the end of their life, often when they have a terminal illness or are in a critical health condition. The care is delivered at home and the purpose is to ensure that the person receiving the care is comfortable during their final days. Carers will assist with personal care, repositioning, monitoring, fluid and food intake and ensuring that the individual passes with dignity. This can reduce the stress for the client’s family at a difficult stage.
How Long is End of Life Care at Home?
Commonly defined as the period when an individual has a terminal illness or is in a critical health condition, the duration of the palliative stage can vary. Some individuals may receive end-of-life care at home for days, while others may receive it for weeks, months, or longer. It depends on factors such as the individual’s overall health, the progression of their illness, and the available support and resources.
What is an End of Life Care Plan?
An end of life care plan begins with a home care assessment to determine the needs of the individual. Guidance from family members, friends and healthcare professionals can help to create a tailored plan. Nutritional care, pain and stress management, companionship, personal hygiene and housekeeping are all very important aspects of this plan.
What is the Difference Between Palliative Care and End of Life Care?
Palliative care is a broader term for individuals who require care for serious illnesses. However, these illnesses are not necessarily terminal. End of life care, on the other hand, is care for people who will pass away relatively soon.