For carers, the pandemic presents so many challenges – for you, the person themselves, as well as family, friends and healthcare staff.
The resources below have been created as part of our Care & Inform hub which has been specially designed for those facing dying, death and bereavement during COVID-19.
Caring for Someone at Home Nearing the End of Life
Practical information about providing end-of-life care in your home, staying in contact with services, advice for self-care and answers to questions regarding COVID-19 concerns.
What can I do when I can’t visit a loved one who is dying?
During these difficult times you may have a family member, friend or loved one who is in the last weeks or days of their life. Due to cocooning or visiting restrictions you may not be able to visit them. This PDF offers some ideas and suggestions for you to stay connected with your loved one.
Practical information: caring for someone at the end of life at home
The brief, practical information in this PDF has been adapted from the “What you can do to practically care for someone who is in their last days and hours of life” document developed by the HSE National Clinical Programme for Palliative Care and information from the Helix Centre and NHS End-of-life Care Toolkit for Carers at Home.
When someone you care about is dying in hospital: what to expect
If someone you care about is dying in hospital, this resource may help you to know what to expect in the last days and hours of their life. This can be an emotional and challenging time for you; we hope the information here will help to make this time a little easier.
When someone you care about is dying in a nursing home: What to expect
Irish Hospice Foundation continue to support those facing end of life at this unprecedented time of need. Text IHF to 50300 to donate €4. Text costs €4. Irish Hospice Foundation will receive a minimum of €3.60. Service Provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline: 076 6805278