[ January 5, 2016 ]
At Shaw, we provide compassionate care for those whose long-term or terminal illness no longer responds to treatment.
We tailor our services to the individual and their loved ones, providing a variety of support services to help you through this most difficult of times. Many people do not die in the way they would wish, and it’s worth bearing in mind why this is.
Many people are uncomfortable about talking about dying and death, but everyone deserves a “good death” where their wishes are respected and they pass in the manner that they want to. Many people have a few ideas, such as having friends and family near them, being pain-free and being treated with dignity and as an individual.
We treat all our of clients with the dignity and respect they deserve, making sure we also respect their wishes and supporting them to live out their days with us the way they want to. We provide support to the loved ones as they go through this difficult process, over the course of the person’s illness and into the period of bereavement.
Our care homes have specially trained palliative nurses and care staff who use active methods to improve pain control and improve quality of life, making the person as comfortable as possible in accordance with their wishes.
We work closely with GPs, Community Nurses and other support groups such as Macmillan Nurses, as our care homes form part of the local community palliative care services.