End of life Care
End-of-life care (also known as palliative care) is the care of people with a life threatening illness where recovery is not expected. Dealing with a resident holistically to ensure their wellbeing is important, whilst controlling pain and other symptoms. We aim to provide the best quality of life for both residents and their families during an often difficult and emotional time.
Safe Harbor offers active, compassionate care for chronically and terminally ill people, aimed towards improving their quality of life.
We offer 24-hour specialist care in a comfortable and homely environment. Our multi-disciplinary teams work with residents, family, carers, friends, GPs and community nurses to provide a holistic care package. In particular, palliative care focuses on:
- Relief from the suffering of physical symptoms such as pain, sickness, tiredness or loss of appetite
- Psychological care and emotional support to cope with the complex feelings around death and bereavement
- Practical support and advice
- Spiritual care by discussing any spiritual or religious needs of a resident and their families
- Understanding the wishes of a resident in advance should their health start to deteriorate
- Family care, offering practical and emotional support both before and after the death of a resident.