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End of life care refers to the care of people who are in the final stages of their life due to a diagnosis of a life limiting illness.
It allows them to live in as comfortable and dignified a way as possible until they die.
It is also about providing support which meets the needs of the person who is dying, their carers, and the people close to them.
The NHS website has produced a comprehensive guide to end of life care. It covers what to expect from end of life care, sorting out money and benefits, planning your future care, and looking after your emotional and physical wellbeing.
View End of life care.
End of life care would include a number of things, for example:
Plans will be made in collaboration with the person's GP, healthcare team or social worker and will provide all the information and support the person needs.
This would also include signposting to a range of services in the local area, such as:
The following organisations have useful information for people on all subjects related to end of life care, from having difficult conversations to all aspects of planning:
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