We want people to live well with us, making the most of every single day. If that means being together until the end of life, we want them to die well with dignity with us too, as fully supported as possible.
Care at the end of one’s life is an important part of what we do. We bring to palliative care the same commitment to individual dignity and comfort as we do to every other aspect of our care. We also pay close attention to the needs of family and friends.
Through advance care planning, with the resident and family we pay careful attention to the needs of residents and their loved ones. We aim to ensure that the last days of life or the ongoing management of a life limiting illness are as peaceful and comfortable as possible. We provide the care at the end of life the resident wants.
Our home teams are skilled to help residents and their families at this difficult time in a homely, loving and dignified environment in which future wishes are respected.
To further improve our capabilities, we work closely with a number of hospices local to our home.
“In terms of their kindness, empathy, respect for their residents and approachability, nothing was too much trouble.” – J L, DAUGHTER OF RESIDENT AT WHITECLIFFE HOUSE
Reflecting our strong belief that good end of life care should extend to supporting families and friends afterwards, we hold an annual Celebration of Life Day involving all of our homes.
This an opportunity for relatives, friends, current residents and staff to get together in person and reminisce about those who have passed away in the previous year.
Held every summer since 2017, it is typically a heartfelt event featuring poems, music, hymns, readings, prayers and the posting of written messages on ‘memory trees’.
Our nurses are available for all residents, at all times. We believe that’s the bedrock of a safe and happy home, providing nurse-led care to manage complex medical conditions, whilst ensuring all residents can stay within their familiar and comfortable home setting should their care needs change.
Our care teams assist with all aspects of daily living for our residents, from personal care to taking regular medications, working flexibly to promote independence providing support to maintain the physical care and comfort of residents.
Dedicated Dementia Care
At Colten Care we offer a completely different dementia care experience, guided by our philosophy of ‘living well with dementia.’ Our dedicated dementia community promotes a stimulating and engaging environment where residents who are living with dementia can live life at their own pace, maintaining a sense of purpose, independence and belonging.
Our residential care service is designed to provide a comfortable and relaxed home environment where home maintenance, laundry, cooking and housekeeping are taken care of on your behalf.
Short Stay & Respite
We offer the same high quality care services enjoyed by our long-term residents on a short-term basis. Whether it’s for a short period of recovery, a respite break or simply a trial run for those looking for a permanent move, we offer a home from home where residents can live their life, their way.