End of Life Care

Lilian Faithfull Care work to the high standards of the Gold Standards framework for our end of life care.

Our nursing home St Faith’s is leading the way, looking to complete the rigorous accreditation within the next few months. This is a reflection of our staff’s training, experience, compassion and our commitment to offer the very best care for those nearing the end of their life.

During this time our experienced staff work in a close knit team with GPs, specialist nurses, the rapid response team and other supporting agencies and families to ensure the care provided fully meets and respects each residents needs and wishes. This ensures unnecessary hospital admissions are prevented at this time and all the associated distress that this can cause.

Advanced Care Planning

In every home each resident, with their families, will have the opportunity to consider and discuss their wishes and thoughts about their final days with our staff, through the preparation of their ‘Advanced Care Plan’.

This is to help clarify a person’s wishes, needs and preferences, which will help us to ensure the care we offer meets these needs.

Essentially, it describes what they want to happen, what they don’t want to happen, and who will speak for them. It guides our staff, and everyone involved in that person’s care, in making decisions about their medical condition. It also ensures that spiritual beliefs are respected and that personal preferences, both before and after their death, can be followed.

For further information talk to the home managers and look out for our end of life care leaflets available in the home.

‘Thank you very much for all your support and being there at the end of my Dads life. You helped me so much.’

Royal Court, 2016