End of life care in Somerset

End of life care in Somerset

End of life care is defined by the National Council for Palliative Care as “care that helps all those with advanced, progressive, incurable illness to live as well as possible until they die.” In practice, this can apply to people in the last months or years of their life, ensuring that this time is spent with as much dignity as possible. Staff assigned to provide end of life care should take into account the individual’s personal wishes and preferences, as well as supporting their family and friends.

Purpose-built in 2012 - and extensively refurbished in 2020 - St Georges Nursing Home in Weston-super-Mare operates a progressive household model, enabling the highly personalised levels of nursing required for outstanding end of life care. Established with the resident and their loved ones upon admission, a detailed programme of person-centred care is continually monitored and adapted as appropriate as the resident’s needs change.

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End of life care at St Georges Nursing Home

Privacy and dignity are fundamental attributes of compassionate end of life care and form the basis of the specialist palliative care offered by St Georges Nursing Home, in the Somerset seaside town of Weston-super-Mare. Operating an intimate household care model, the staff at St Georges are able to provide the highest levels of person-centred care, attending to each resident’s wishes through a personalised care plan, designed in collaboration with the resident, their family and loved ones.

 

Quality of life in our purpose-built home in Weston-Super Mare

The highly trained staff at St Georges Nursing Home in Weston-super-Mare are committed to delivering outstanding end of life care in the exceptional comfort of a 66 bedroom home, purpose-built in 2012 and extensively refurbished in 2020.

Compassionate, person-centred care programmes are devised with each resident and their loved ones, ensuring that the last months or years of their life are lived with privacy, dignity and respect.

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Palliative care that preserves independence

Outstanding palliative and end of life care should prioritise dignity and independence. St Georges Nursing Home, in the Somerset seaside town of Weston-super-Mare, has been purpose-built, designed and staffed to provide the highest levels of person-centred care in beautifully appointed surroundings. The highly qualified nursing team participate in ongoing training to ensure best practice and to deliver outstanding end of life care at all times.

 

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Expert staff who support residents’ needs

End of life care calls not only for the highest levels of training and professional qualification, but also outstanding personal qualities. To this end, all of the nursing and auxiliary staff at St Georges Nursing Home, Weston-super-Mare, have been personally selected for their warmth, compassion and humanity. Delivered with these heartfelt attributes, end of life care can genuinely make a profound difference, not only to residents, but to their family and loved ones.

 

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From short-term respite stays to palliative and end of life care, a balanced, nutritious diet is a prerequisite for outstanding elderly care.

Prepared and cooked on-site in state-of-the-art kitchens, menus at St Georges Nursing Home in the coastal Somerset town of Weston-super-Mare change regularly, reflecting seasonal availability and featuring fresh produce, locally sourced whenever possible. Residents’ personal preferences and dietary requirements are also prioritised, ensuring that a healthy diet is the cornerstone of a fulfilling lifestyle.

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Memorable moments for your loved ones

No matter what stage of elderly care, life is for living. That’s why St Georges Nursing Home offer a varied schedule of activities and excursions for all residents. From trips out in the home’s own minibus for shopping, cinema or restaurant visits in Weston-super-Mare to seaside fish and chips, regular excursions enable residents to remain active and engaged. Visiting entertainment, health and hairdressing services to the home also help maintain social interaction and are highlights of the weekly calendar.

 

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Person-centred care in our Somerset nursing home

End of life care calls for the highest levels of warmth, humanity and compassion. It also demands that care staff know each resident as a friend or family member would, building a strong bond that will sustain the challenges ahead. For this reason, Allegra Care’s philosophy of person-centred care is fundamental to end of life nursing. Upon admission, a personalised care plan is devised with the resident and their loved ones, with regular reviews to ensure it meets all needs as they change.