End of Life Support Needs
If you are receiving or planning for end of life care, there are a number of different types of support you may benefit from...
Ensuring the correct pain management is in place through your Palliative Care team.
Making changes to the home to facilitate a safe and comfortable environment as your physical abilities change.
Discussing where you might like to be (home, hospice, etc.) when the time comes.
Organising changes to bills and other legal matters and leaving work.
Drawing up a will or making changes to an existing one. See our Ask The expert session 'Everything in Place' for more.
Arranging for childcare, housekeeping etc. to give you time to rest and enjoy one another.
Talking about your funeral costs and how to meet them.
Claiming the correct financial support. See: Get benefits if you're nearing the end of life at GOV.UK
Planning special trips or activities for memory-making with your children; your Mummy's Star Support Worker can help arranging these.
Filling memory boxes, making video diaries or writing letters for the future; your Mummy's Star Support Worker can help with this.
Spending quality time with your partner.
Talking to someone about how you are feeling; being able to discuss your fear, sadness, anger etc. without shame or worry. For example, your Mummy’s Star Information and Support Worker, a health care provider, your local hospice team, a certified counsellor, Samaritans (or another anonymised listening service) or a good friend/family member.
Discussing the content of your funeral and any spiritual elements you may want to be included.
Meeting with a representative from your faith, if appropriate, to receive their support.
Exploring new thoughts/feelings around faith and belief that may arise.
Every family and individual’s needs will be unique. It is important to remember that there is no right way to approach the end of life. Being honest and open about your needs means those supporting you can do their utmost to meet them and give you the best possible care.
If you are eligible for Mummy's Star support and are receiving end of life care don't hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org to self-refer to us.