Developing Excellence in End of Life Care for Residents with Dementia Living in Nursing Homes


Short Title End of Life Care in Nursing Homes
Category End of Life
Organisation St Michael's Hospice
Contact Name Sue Martin
Contact Email Susan.Martin@stmichaelshospice.org.uk
Web Link http://goo.gl/pj58vm
Sector Education Nursing/Care Home
Region Hampshire
Postcode RG249NB
Active Yes

Aim to enable care home staff to achieve excellence in delivering end of life care for people with dementia; support them to live and die in their normal place of care; prevent avoidable hospital admissions at end of life; enhance relative/ carer experience of EOL care.

6 nursing homes; 2 dementia EOL champions in each.

Outcome

One home experienced 36% reduction in acute admissions during project.


Improved confidence and staff knowledge in all homes and increase in advanced care planning including DNA-CPR.


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