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Supporting better lives for older residents

Supporting better lives for older residents

Our ‘Better Lives, Better Endings’ resource suite helps extra-care teams provide better outcomes for residents during the last years of their life.

7 March 2022


We’re proud to have partnered with London housing and care provider Octavia to create a bespoke resource aid for care teams working in extra-care housing; in order to facilitate a better quality of life for people towards and at the end of their life.

The ‘Better Lives, Better Endings’ resource has been co-designed by Octavia and St Christopher’s, and guides care teams through the application of a number of available resources – enabling them to be more confident in dealing with end-of-life care and in supporting residents to ensure their wishes and preferences are met. It also helps address the challenges that extra care providers face with communicating, understanding, sharing, documenting and advocating for individuals’ wishes about how they want to live their later years, in addition to coping with death, dying and loss.

Liz Bryan, Senior Associate of St Christopher’s CARE, said: “With more and more people choosing to remain at home for their last few days, months or years, it’s become increasingly important to empower them to make choices about the care they receive and what they want from their life and death. It is therefore equally as important to ensure that care providers are able to explain and facilitate these choices to the best of their abilities. This suite of resources is intended to help those providers prepared to have difficult conversations, and enable people to make decisions that they wholly understand and are comfortable with, leading to an increased quality of life up to and including at the end of life.”

7 March 2022

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