End of Life Care

Lilian Faithfull Care offers the highest standards in end of life care to people in all our care homes in Gloucestershire

Each resident, with their families, will have the opportunity to plan their journey for their final days with our experienced staff to ensure that the plan is fulfilled and they die with dignity and respect.

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. Our care wraps around friends and family to offer support through this difficult time.

In addition The Fairhaven Suite at St Faith’s offers specialist end of life care. Separate from the main nursing home, it offers privacy for adults wanting to receive palliative care for their final days, weeks or months. The Fairhaven Suite has grown out of the experience and expertise of the St Faith’s nursing team who have guided the design. There are nine spacious suites, each with an ensuite wet room.  A key part is the support, space and facilities it offers to families and friends, enabling them to spend quality time with their loved ones.

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End of Life Care
End of Life Care
The Fairhaven Suite

The Fairhaven Suite

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.

When my father was discharged from hospital into the care of staff at Resthaven he was in a very frail state…. But from the moment he arrived, the staff cared for him with great kindness and compassion. He was treated with real dignity in his final hours, as he died the following day. The family was with him and the staff were just as kind to us, always ensuring we had refreshments and were comfortable. We all wished my father had longer in their exceptional care.

Resthaven, Febuary 2020