Project Description

END OF LIFE CARE

End of life care is the care of people with an illness where recovery is not expected. 

We deliver 24-hour specialist care in comfortable, single rooms. 

Our multi-disciplinary team works with residents, families and friends, GPs and hospice nurses to provide holistic care. 

Our Registered Nurses are trained in Palliative Care and help manage physical symptoms such as pain, sickness, tiredness or loss of appetite 

Our Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care Team is onsite 7 days a week to address the spiritual or religious needs of residents and families. They also provide grief, loss and bereavement support to residents and families/whanau before during and after death. 

We make use of the Last Days of Life Care Plan, nationally recognised guidelines for providing care to those at the end of their lives. 

Mercy Parklands is a member of The National Advance Care Planning Cooperative 

Advance Care Planning (ACP) is a process of discussion and shared planning for future care. It is focused on the patient and involves both the resident and the health care professionals responsible for that person’s care. It may also involve the person’s family/whanau and/or carers if that is the person’s wish. The planning process helps residents identify their personal values and preferences and incorporate them into plans for their future care.