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Palliative / End of Life Care

Palliative care is the active holistic care of residents with advanced progressive illness. Management of pain and other symptoms and provision of psychological, social and spiritual support is paramount. The goal of palliative care is achievement of the best quality of life for our residents and their families. Many aspects of palliative care are also applicable earlier in the course of the illness in conjunction with other treatments.

Palliative care aims to:

  • Affirm life and regard dying as a normal process
  • Provide relief from pain and other distressing symptoms
  • Integrate the psychological and spiritual aspects of residential care
  • Offer a support system to help residents live as actively as possible until death
  • Offer a support system to help the family cope during the resident's illness and in their own bereavement

All of our Hotels offer palliative care for both new and existing residents. We strive to make life as pleasant as possible even in the most difficult of circumstances, ensuring our residents are comfortable and cared for so that they can enjoy their time with us and more importantly the precious company of their loved ones.

The Scimitar Care Hotels PLC group is a member of the National Gold Standards Framework whose goals are similar to ours in that they aim to achieve the best quality of life for residents particularly towards the end of life. The Gold Standards Framework exists to help deliver a 'gold standard of care' for all people nearing the end of their lives. The GSF work in conjunction with hundreds of care homes across the UK, allowing it to team resources together to help provide the highest standards of care possible for residents and their families.

We work to achieve the 'Goals of Gold Standards Framework' for both our residents and their families by trying to provide the following:

  • Physical symptoms are anticipated and reduced where possible, before they cause problems
  • That there is a feeling of choice and control and that choices around preferred place of care are discussed with the resident then recorded, maybe in an advanced care plan or associated document
  • The resident feels supported and informed and potential problems are anticipated and reduced. This involves staff trying to anticipate the needs of a resident to be able to give the right care, at the right time and in the right way
  • Family or carers feel enabled, informed and involved in the residents care and to be supported as much as possible
  • That our staff, the GP and Nursing team confidently work together as a team, communicate well and are enabled to provide the best in care

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