What is End-Of-Life Care?

End-of-life care is a specialised healthcare approach designed for individuals expected to pass away within a year. The primary objective is to enhance their quality of life until the end, fostering a transition marked by dignity and respect, unlike care which is focused on curative outcomes.

At our Hospitality Lodges, our experienced team is well-versed in end-of-life care, encompassing:

  • Supporting Quality Time Choices: Assisting individuals and their families who opt to discontinue disease treatment, choosing quality time over quantity.
  • End-Stage Life Circumstances: Providing care for patients who have reached a life stage where illness or medical conditions indicate an impending end of life.
  • Management of Extreme Symptoms: Addressing the needs of patients facing severe symptoms requiring attentive care such as pain and pressure sores.
  • Pressure Care for Immobility: Offering 24-hour pressure care for non-mobile patients to prevent agonising pressure sores.
  • Palliative Care: Recognising the emotional toll and dignity compromises associated palliative care for a loved one at home we offer a homely environment without the additional stressors.
  • Comprehensive Family Support: Acknowledging that families often require substantial support, particularly in dealing with the anticipatory grief they may encounter, we have good relationships with social workers who specialise in this.
  • Pain Management: Playing a pivotal role in pain management, assisting patients with the correct medication and pain control.
  • Management of COPD and Breathlessness: Addressing episodes of extreme breathlessness, common in terminal diseases like COPD, requiring the expertise of an experienced caregiving team.
  • Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Support: Recognising the importance of a variety of therapists, such as social workers, in supporting the entire family during the palliative journey.
  • Differentiated Approach from Hospice Care: Acknowledging that hospice care can often be clinical and impersonal, with facilities that may lack modern amenities and consideration for the patient’s dignity and comfort.
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Our team also brings extensive experience in assisting patients facing a range of challenging conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Various types of Cancer
  • Heart failure
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Liver failure
  • Renal failure
  • Stroke with significant complications
  • ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Advanced stages of HIV/AIDS
  • Advanced stages of Parkinson’s disease
  • Advanced stages of Multiple sclerosis
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Amyloidosis
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • Motor neuron diseases
  • Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP)
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Systemic sclerosis (Scleroderma)
  • Brain tumors
  • Glioblastoma multiforme
  • Sarcomas
  • Severe malnutrition in the context of a terminal illness

Our comprehensive expertise ensures tailored and compassionate care for individuals facing diverse medical challenges during their end-of-life journey.

Our Approach

At our Hospitality Lodges, our dedicated team is committed to providing exceptional care to ensure your comfort throughout your stay.

Our primary goal is to establish a meaningful connection with you, enabling us to understand your unique needs and preferences. We assist not only in the medical aspects of end-of-life care but also extend our support to address the emotional dimension. Families navigating the complexities of this challenging time often require additional support, as the knowledge of a loved one’s impending passing is accompanied by sorrow, stress, anxiety, and feelings of being overwhelmed. We provide a safe space for processing anticipatory grief, acknowledging the nuanced emotions involved.

Once settled in, our experienced team attends to your well-being by monitoring vital signs, scheduling treatments, and meeting ablution needs. Importantly, we prioritise treating you with kindness, dignity, and compassion, ensuring that your emotional and psychological needs are thoughtfully addressed.

Understanding the unique considerations around nutrition during this stage of life, we meet you where you are, focusing on delightful tastes and textures to provide enjoyment in your final days. Fluid intake is encouraged for comfort, and we respect your autonomy, never forcing you to drink when swallowing becomes challenging. With a call button available 24/7, we aim to eliminate any feelings of anxiety, ensuring you never feel alone or vulnerable.

Our team shares a common goal – to create an environment where guests feel safe, loved, and in control. With no restrictive visiting hours or schedules, you have the freedom to decide when friends and family can visit, empowering you to determine your needs on your terms.

Recognising that palliative care involves symptom management and facilitating a dignified passing, we adapt to the family’s preferences, accommodating stays, and even welcoming pets for visits.

An Overview of End-of-Life Care

Our Focus

We focus on you and your loved ones, making sure you get the best possible outcome,
recovery or 24/7 support on your medical journey.

Uniquely patient

You are in control of your routine, your care and your visiting hours. We know this is happening to you and we understand that our role is to make this journey as beautiful as possible for you.

Called to
compassionate care

24/7 care by a team of permanently employed staff members who are honoured to have received a vocation to walk along people who are facing medical challenges

An accommodation solution to your journey

We can provide accommodation and support when you are simply going for tests and having a few consultation through every stage right to your end-of-life accommodation, support and care.

Our Patients are our Passion

All patients seeking care at our Hospitality Lodges can anticipate a seamless booking process, ensuring a compassionate and supportive environment for their journey toward wellness.