Your Department's Role in End of Life Support

Your Department's Role in End of Life Support

User Profile By Haley Burress   United States

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Many Activity Professionals are not sure what they can do to support end of life care. Here are some ideas to get your team started.

Working with seniors has plenty of meaningful moments, and not all of those moments are spent in group activities and events. Time spent with residents who are at the end of life, as well as with their family members, can be even more important than planning fun activities.

However, many Activity Professionals are not sure what they can do to support end of life care. Here are some ideas to get your team started.

In this article we cover:

  • Activities and End of Life Support
  • 5 Meaningful 1:1 Interactions
  • Keep Independent Leisure Materials Available
  • Remember the Family
  • Working with Hospice
  • After Death


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Susan 10th Jun 2021 Activity Director
Hi Mauricia
Thank you for sharing your insight
Susan 9th Jun 2021 Activity Director
Hi Robert
When a resident is terminal I like to refer them to hospice and ask hospice what I can do
Also clergy of their religion are helpful
Robert 8th Jun 2021 Retired
1. How many elderly enquire as to what happens to them after their life has ended?
2. If and when they do enquire, what explanation is given to them?
Mauricia 9th Jun 2021 Dir Of Activities And Social Services
I do believe our response must be relevant to their spiritual beliefs. Therefore we should get familiar with their beliefs when this time seems to be approaching.
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