End of Life Care
We understand how distressing it can be to see how a terminal illness is affecting a loved one. That’s where we can help.
Dignified, tailored end of life care, right in your own home.
People have the right to choose where they wish to spend the last days of their lives. For many people, this will be to remain at home in familiar surroundings, supported by friends and family.
We understand how distressing it can be to see how a terminal illness is affecting a loved one. That’s where we can help. Bluebird Care provides essential end of life care and support to enable individuals and their family to make the most of their time together at home.
Why Choose End of Life Care at Home?
We are dedicated to providing a comfortable, professional and compassionate care service for customers during the final stages of life. We design an end of life care plan that puts individual requirements at the centre. We can work to ensure family and friends are included in this process too if it’s what the care recipient wants.
Our domiciliary care service will then be tailored to meet specific needs and preferences. We value and respect each person’s spirituality and their right to dignified care at this time of their lives.
At Bluebird Care, our team works with health professionals and other people involved in providing an individual’s care. We manage a care recipient’s symptoms, maintain their dignity, and keep them as comfortable as possible. We will work with an individual and their family to ensure they feel safe and supported around the clock.
If you’re looking for end of life care for a loved one, then our trained care team will be with you every step of the way. We put the choices and priorities of our customers at the centre of our end of life care planning and delivery.
We pride ourselves on open and sensitive communication. We ensure the individual and their friends and families are well informed about the range of options and resources available to them, and they will be involved with end of life home care planning.
Get in touch today to find out more about how we can help you and your family with end of life care services.
What is End of Life Care?
End of life care is the term used to describe the care of a person with a terminal illness. This type of care focuses on providing relief from symptoms, pain and the stress of a serious illness – to keep the person as comfortable as possible at all times.
At Bluebird Care, our ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life for individuals while they approach the end of life. We treat our customers as if they were they were our own family, and build our end of life care at home plans around personal requirements and preferences.
How Long is End of Life Care?
End of life care can begin as soon as you or your loved one needs it and can last a few days, months or sometimes more than a year.
People in a variety of different situations can benefit from end of life care. These include people who:
Have co-existing conditions that mean they are expected to die within 12 months.
Have a life-threatening acute condition caused by a sudden catastrophic event, such as a stroke or accident.
Have an advanced incurable illness, such as cancer or dementia.
Have existing conditions whereby a sudden crisis in their condition could result in death.
What’s the Difference between End of Life Care and Palliative Care?
End of life care offers treatment and support for people and their friends and family when they approach the end of their life. It is usually offered to those who are thought to be in the last year of their life.
Although it can include end of life care, palliative care is much broader and can last for longer. Some people receive palliative care for years to help manage their illness that cannot be cured.
Our Approach to End of Life Home Care
One of the main benefits of receiving end of life care at home is that it allows your loved one to spend their remaining time in the place where they feel most at ease and safe. It also gives peace of mind to friends and family as they know their loved one is being well cared for in the safety of their own home.
Having end of life home care instead of hospice or hospital care is less disruptive for everybody and can make this difficult period more manageable. Round-the-clock care means that any changes in your loved one’s condition will be noticed and responded to quickly.
Our fully trained carers are on-hand to provide support to improve their quality of life while remaining at home.
Our care can involve:
Companionship and supporting independent home living.
Help to move around the home, whether it is gentle support or joisted
Preparing meals to individual tastes and washing up afterwards.
Medication support including prompts or administering medication.
Support with pain management.
Running errands to collect prescriptions or do food shopping.
Our care assistants are fully trained in end of life care and are supported to develop further knowledge and skills to help you through difficult days.
How to find the right care for you or your relative
1. Find your local office
Bluebird Care delivers care from locally based offices, find yours to start your care journey today.
2. Get in touch with us
Fill in our call back form or give us a call to find out how we can help you.
We’ll come out to you to find out what you or your loved one needs to help stay independent at home.
4. Care team chosen & care starts
You'll be cared for by our specially trained team to support you to remain at home for as long as possible.