Excellence in end of life care
Gerard Wainwright Manager, Heatherstones Nursing Home
Gerard Wainwright recounts how his team supported an older resident during the final stages of her life and won a palliative care award
Staff at a nursing home used information from the Gold Standards Framework to develop appropriate care for a 62-year-old woman with Down syndrome who developed dementia. They were able to ensure that there was a comfortable environment for the resident and her family to be together during the last weeks of her life.
Learning Disability Practice. 14, 3,30-31. doi: 10.7748/ldp2011.04.14.3.30.c8443