At The Elms, we understand that our residents’ needs may change, along with their health generally, as time passes. As such, we are happy and equipped to offer palliative care to existing residents who find themselves nearing the end of their lives. Part of this care means liaising with Social Services, GPs and District Nurses, as is required.
Palliative care incorporates all elements of the daily life of a person nearing the end of their life. This includes personal care: strip and/or bed wash, mouth care, incontinence care, feeding, and aspects of daily life.
The Elms recognises that the delivery of quality end of life care services to individuals, their relatives and friends require effective communication, empathy and understanding of the needs of the persons being cared for and the emotional expectations of their family members. Our care services ensure that these expectations are met through careful observation and monitoring and appropriate feedback.
The Elms provides a dignified, sensitive and person-centred support, to meet the total needs of the resident.