End of life care
End of life care should help the person you care for live as well as possible until the last years / months of their life, and to die with dignity.
The people providing care should ask them about their wishes and preferences, and take these into account when they work with you to plan their care.
The person you care for has the right to express their wishes about where they want to receive care and where they want to die. End of life care could be provided at home or in a hospice or hospital.
Anyone approaching the end of their life is entitled to high quality care, wherever they're being cared for.
Local palliative care services
In Reading palliative care services are provided by the NHS and charities. Click here for the palliative care and support services listed on the Reading Services Guide.
The “Dying Matters” website provides advice and guidance to help you and the person talk about their wishes for their end of life care.
Planning ahead also makes the legal and practical consequences of illness and death much easier for everyone to deal with.