End of Life Care

Each individual will be encouraged to express his/her own needs and desires during the end of life transition. Staff specially trained in End of Life care shall provide 24-hour support (i.e. nursing, social services and volunteers). Residents and families will have access to grief counseling, pain management, and meal service. Individual cultural/spiritual preferences will be respected and honored and resources will be pursued as requested by resident/family.

In order to achieve excellence in maintaining the resident’s quality of life it is important to focus on the individual as a whole being. Encouraging and supporting each individual during their End of Life transition offers residents and their families significant opportunities for meaningful interaction on their journey together in celebration of a loved one’s life.