Residents and staff at Moate Nursing Home in Westmeath set out their vision of what the best end-of-life care means to them.
The project is part of their involvement with our Compassionate End of Life (CEOL) programme for residential care centres and nursing homes across Ireland. The programme supports staff and residents to have open conversations together about death and dying, so that staff can deliver more person-centred care to residents and their family members.
Jaya Ninan, the Assistant Clinical Nurse Manager there, said it was hugely important that residents and staff collaborated on the project. “We were very keen from the start that the residents would be included in creating this vision. We already had good end-of-life care practices but our participation in CEOL has empowered us to further enhance our skills to support our residents and staff. We would like all our residents to be comfortable in discussing their end-of-life care wishes with any member of staff and our vision will help us achieve that goal.”
Every year, over 7,500 people in Ireland die in residential care centres and nursing homes in Ireland. Thanks to your support, we are able to work with more centres around Ireland to build a culture that puts the needs of residents at the heart of every decision for their end-of-life care.