No one likes to think about the end of their life, let alone talk about it, but it is important to share your wishes with your family and those close to you. If you or a loved one is approaching the end of life, decisions such as where to spend your last days, funeral wishes and who you would like to make decisions on your behalf about your care should be made.
To help you make these decisions and to find out more about local services available to you please use the below resources:
Death Happens: Plan for it - a simple guide to help you plan
Legal advice and making a will
End of life care
Katharine House Hospice
Katharine House Hospice provides a range of services offering help, care and support for people with advanced life-limiting conditions across mid-Staffordshire.
Donna Louise Children’s Hospice
We are a registered children's charity caring and supporting children with life-limiting conditions and their families across Cheshire and Staffordshire.
Douglas Macmillan Hospice
Douglas Macmillan Hospice provides all hospice services free of charge to adults with life limiting illnesses in the North Staffordshire area and also provides supportive care for their families and carers.
Care Homes within Stafford and surrounds
Hilderstone Hall care home provides care in a magnificent Grade II listed building set in nine acres of breath taking grounds
Manor House is a Nursing facility set within 4 acres situated on the edge of the village of Hyde Lea near the County Town of Stafford.
Sister Dora dates right back to 1882 - it began life as a convalescent home for injured miners, opened in memory of Sister Dora, a caring nun who worked to improve their situation. Today a dedicated care team continue her tradition, providing tender care for elderly people and people with dementia.
Under new management, contact details not available at the moment.
Limewood is a new dementia care home in Stafford, providing dementia care for every stage and every age.
Standon Hall care home in Stafford is a magnificent manor house providing residential and specialist dementia.
0808 250 1309
Links to useful organisations that can provide help and support around end of life care
At Macmillan, we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything and we’re here to you support you through.
0808 808 00 00
We're here for people living with any terminal illness, and their families.
0800 716 146
We provide Admiral Nurses, specialist dementia nurses who give practical and emotional support to families affected by dementia.
0845 257 9406
Alzheimer's Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
0300 222 11 22
End of life care: www.nhs.uk/planners/end-of-life-care/pages/end-of-life-care.aspx
Main website: www.nhs.uk
NHS Organ Donation
Guidelines for end of life care for adults.
Compassion in dying
If you need to make decisions about your healthcare, understanding your rights and planning in advance can give you peace of mind. We are here to ensure your wishes will be respected.
The Patients Association
The Patients Association’s motto is ‘Listening to Patients, Speaking up for Change’
Dying Matters is a coalition of 30,000 members across England and Wales which aims to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life.