Palliative care is for those who have been given a terminal diagnosis, and a cure is not available. It is not exactly ‘End of life’ care, as this term usually applies to those with around a year to live. In either case, it is worthwhile to study the options available, from various providers.
Bear in mind that palliative care does not have to take place in a hospice, and you may need both general and specialist care as your needs change.
The Palliative Hub
This helpful guide shows you how you can plan ahead and make choices about your future care if you live in Northern Ireland. It is for anyone who wishes to plan ahead, whether they have a serious illness or not. The Palliative Hub website also has separate sections for children and adults.
NI Hospice is a charity which provides specialist respite and palliative care for adults and children.
Marie Curie is a charity providing free hospice care to patients.
Residential & Care Homes
NI Direct contains details on various types of residential/nursing homes, as well as financial implications regarding your home, assets and benefits.
A benefit check is important if you or someone you know has been given a terminal diagnosis.