ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT END-OF-LIFE CARE:

As heartbreaking as it may sound, it is a bitter reality that everyone has o pass away. Living with grace is one thing, and dying with dignity is something only a few get. End-of-life care involves people in their last stages of the disease or on life support with chronic illnesses or problems that don't allow them much time.

This care is all about asking about the wishes and preferences of the patient to make sure that they are making the most of their last time. The people providing your care should ask you about your wishes and preferences and consider them as they work with you to plan your care. These patients deserve high-end care and comfort, with all their wishes fulfilled and rest as their highest priority.

Depending on your needs, other health and social care professionals may be involved in your end-of-life care. For example, hospital doctors and nurses, your GP, community nurses, hospice staff, and counselors may all be involved. It entirely depends on the individual and their requirements with the type of disease they have. This care can also affect social care staff, therapists, or physiotherapists. The end of life is different for everyone, and it can begin in the last few days or months.

Death is undoubtedly unpredictable; however, in some chronic illnesses and situational diseases, there is quite a possibility that you can tell how long a patient is going to survive. This includes people who have:

  • Have an advanced incurable illness, such as cancer, dementia, or motor neuron disease.
  • They are generally frail and have co-existing conditions, meaning they are expected to die within 12 months.
  • Have existing conditions if they risk dying from a crisis in their state.
  • Have a life-threatening acute condition caused by a sudden catastrophic event, such as an accident or stroke.

Planning ahead of time is the safest remark in this situation. A patient who knows that they only have limited time should consider that their death can come with many problems which should be addressed before they pass away. This includes succession and taking care of your assets. This means dividing and balancing all situations to plan for a safer future for your family. The job of your caregiver is to understand and support your needs and help you understand the ongoing process of the given situation. You can ask about all sorts of help – for instance; there may be particular night-time services they can tell you about.

People in lots of different situations can benefit from the end of life care. Some of them may be expected to die within the next few hours or days. Others receive much life care over many months, so the stance is entirely unpredictable; however, it is the middle part of both life and death and requires a lot of courage to tackle the situation reasonably.