The Development of End of Life Care Standards for People with End Stage Dementia (Undated)
This report documents a study comprising two phases; phase one completed a qualitative enquiry into how 16 older spouse caregivers had experienced their spouses’ end of life care in a long stay care environment in ROI and NI. Phase two involved the development and dissemination of draft guidelines to assist Nursing Homes to develop policies and practices on end of life care for residents. The draft guidelines were then amended based on feedback from health professionals based in both jurisdictions. Most spousal caregivers participating in the study were satisfied with the level of care received by their spouse. The draft guidelines focused on five key areas: person-centred care; good personal care; staff training; a partnership approach with the nursing home fully integrated into local health care systems; a shared approach to care.
Cahill, S., Doran, D. and Watson, M. (year) The Development of End of Life Care Standards for People with End Stage Dementia A project funded by the Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI)