End of life care

What is end of life care?

This section contains information about what you can expect during end of life care and the things you may want to think about. These include how and where you want to be cared for, as well as financial issues.

Letting your family know about your wishes could help them if they ever have to make decisions about your care.

Knowing that they are acting in accordance with your wishes can remove some of the stress from a very difficult situation.

What end of life care involves, and when it starts

What to expect from end of life care

Where you can choose to receive your care

Care at home

Care in a care home

Care in hospital

Hospice care

Getting information about benefits and coping financially

Help from the NHS

If you are not approaching the end of your life, you may still want to think about your wishes for your own end of life care.

This could include where you would like to be cared for, where you would prefer to die, your wishes for your funeral and who you would like to make decisions about your care, if you are not able to decide for yourself.

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