Home Healthcare Programmes Residential Care A Journey of Change Level 1: Building Excellence in End-of-Life Care

Level 1: Building Excellence in End-of-Life Care


Level 1 – Building Excellence in End of Life Care will offer you:

  • a range of practical resources and information materials
  • access to training and education days
  • an opportunity to stay informed and connected on matters relating to end of life care and developments in your region

Membership includes:


1. The End-of-Life Toolkit for Staff Working in Residential Care Centres for Older People

  • This includes information and guidance on key aspects of end-of-life care, including:

– Policies and guidelines

– Care planning and advance care planning

– Communication

– Supporting residents on admission

– Recognising & caring for a person who is dying

– Dementia & end-of-life care

– Supporting families

– Care after death

– Supporting staff

2. End-of-Life Care Resource Pack including:

  • Dementia palliative care guidance documents
  • dementia fact sheets for carers on late stage loss and grief
  • An end-of-life spiral symbol suitable for hanging on a door or wall
  • DVD reflecting importance of end-of-life in residential care centres
  • An end-of-life care poster
  • Bereavement leaflets


3. Reduced Rate Training Days 

  • What Matters to Me – reduced group rates

These one-day highly-interactive education workshops are delivered on-site for groups of 15 staff members.  Level 1 members can avail of these workshops at a discount of 20%


4. On-line support including:

  • Regular e-bulletins on best practice in end of life care
  • 4 webinars  on topics relating to end-of-life care in residential centres

– Communication at End of Life – September 2015

– Ethical Decision Making – November 2015

– Topic to be Confirmed – April 2016

– Topic to be Confirmed – September 2016


4. The Irish Hospice Foundations Dementia Palliative Care Seminars 

  • One free and discounted spaces

These one-day conferences each include an afternoon workshop specifically on dementia end-of-life care in residential settings.

– November 2015

– March 2016

– October 2016

5. Certificate of Recognition recognising your centre’s commitment to continuous quality improvement in end-of-life care.


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