End of Life Care
At Community Integrated Care we believe that people who are nearing the end of their life should receive comfort, have their wishes met and be treated with dignity. We are committed to supporting our service users who are approaching the end of their lives to live as well as possible until their death.
Our end of life care respects the personal, cultural and spiritual values, beliefs and practices of the people we support. We also respect the thoughts and feelings of the person's family and friends.
Older People's Care
Community Integrated Care has a national policy for End of Life Care called the 'Community Integrated Care End of Life Care Pathway'. We also support our Senior Care services to follow the NHS Gold Standards Framework, the government's programme aimed at delivering best practice in supporting people near the end of their lives. In each region that we provide Senior Care we have an End of Life Care Lead, who oversees best practice in our services.
We believe that people who are dying from progressive or chronic conditions should have the choice about where and with whom they spend their last days. We aim to ensure that the people who live in our Senior Care homes can die within the familiar setting of their care home. With our specialist knowledge, we are able to avoid the need for hospital admissions, whenever possible.
Learning Disabilities, Mental Health & Autism Services
Community Integrated Care has developed an end of life strategy for people supported by our Independent Living services in conjunction with Teeside University called, 'The Learning Disabilities End of Life Pathway'. CIC offers specialist training to staff, so that they can meet the specific needs of the people they support nearing the end of their lives. We make every effort to ensure that the people we support can die in their own home rather than in a hospital setting, should they wish.
We also work with the people we support to help them to understand and come to terms with their prognosis and make their final preparations.