An end-of-life care plan contains everything a carer needs to know about their customer.
An end-of-life support plan includes specific instructions about caring for someone in their last days before they have passed away, and in the days following their death. The support plan is created during the customer’s assessment with a care manager.
Due to the nature of end-of-life care, support plans are flexible and can be altered when a customer reaches the last days of their life. If a customer is unable to leave their bed or becomes nil by mouth, amendments can be made to reflect both the customer’s and their family’s wishes of keeping them as comfortable as possible. An end-of-life support plan also acts as an agreement between the customer, their carer and their family, enabling the customer’s wishes to be respected before and after death.