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End of life care

End of life care

St Denis Lodge is currently implementing the Gold Standard Framework for End of Life Care. This is a process to ensure a better and continuing care for our residents and allows each individual to prepare for their final days in accordance with their own and their families wishes.

As part of your admission process, residents are invited to an Advanced Care Planning Discussion which can involve other family members if you choose to do so. You will have the opportunity to discuss, what it is that makes you happy at this time in your life? And “What elements of care are important to you and what would you like to happen in the future?” and most importantly “What would you NOT want to happen? Is there anything that you worry or fear about happening?” This allows you to take control of your own future by making us aware of your choices, You and your family will be supported and be treated with dignity and respect at all times. We will be there to offer advice and guidance.

We find that as a result of the Advanced Care Planning treatment and care can be planned and co-ordinated with our local Medical team which means fewer crisis admissions to hospital allowing an individual to be cared for in the home by the staff that you have grown to know and trust.