End of Life care

Linday Medicare Services end of life care aims to support someone in the later stages of a life-limiting condition to live as well as possible until they die. It also aims to support family and carers during this time and after the person dies.

End of life care may last for weeks, months or occasionally years – it is often difficult to know exactly when a person with dementia is approaching the end of their life.

Especially for someone living with dementia, this extra support within the home environment can be invaluable in maintaining routines and living with a good degree of independence.

End of life care should support the person to live as well as possible until they die. It supports all aspects of their wellbeing, especially:

  • their physical needs (including pain relief and management of other symptoms)
  • how they are feeling
  • their relationships with others
  • their spiritual beliefs and needs.
  • For many people, a ‘good death’ means:

  • being treated with compassion and respect
  • being kept clean, comfortable and free from distressing symptoms
  • being in a familiar place surrounded by those close to them.