Palliative / End of Life Care

Every Porthaven care home has a skilled nursing and care team who are knowledgeable, experienced and passionate about providing the very best palliative care.

What is palliative care and how can we help?

Palliative care, or end of life care, is a multidisciplinary approach to caring for those with a terminal illness. It focuses on providing residents with relief from the symptoms, pain, physical stress, and mental stress of a serious illness whatever their diagnosis.

At Porthaven, our carers and nurses receive training in how to care for and support residents who are approaching the end of life, supporting both medical and emotional care needs.

Through personalised care planning, involving the resident and their family, we can tailor a package of care to ensure we attend to the express needs and wishes of each resident, whilst delivering skilled care with the utmost dignity and respect.

All Porthaven homes have numerous features to help deal with any physical or nursing requirements of end of life care, but the overriding ethos of Porthaven is to maintain warm, homely and non-institutional environments. Every resident receiving palliative care is able to relax in his or her own spacious private bedroom and en suite wetroom, or participate in as many of the social activities a Porthaven home has to offer as each resident chooses.

It’s not just the surroundings which make a huge difference to caring for people living with MS. Our chefs are trained to produce fresh, home cooked, nutritious meals which encourage our residents to eat and participate in the very social activity of enjoying food; our activities and wellbeing coordinators and care staff are all trained to provide stimulating individual and group activities. When excellent care combines with good nutrition, physical and mental stimulation, well-being and contentment are promoted, and that is what we wish to achieve for each and every Porthaven resident.

We understand how difficult it is to have to think about end of life care for a loved one, let alone talk about it, but when you call or visit a Porthaven care home, you will be met with a friendly and supportive ear that will put your mind at ease.

If you would like to find out more about your nearest Porthaven home, and whether we can help care for you, or your loved one, please call any of our homes and arrange for a visit at your convenience. Click here for a list of contact numbers or to send us a message.


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  • Fully trained, committed and caring nursing staff
  • High staff to resident ratios
  • Nursing care provided 24 hours a day
  • Personalised care plan and medication management
  • Comfortable private rooms with fully accessible en-suite wetrooms
  • Telephone and internet connectivity
  • 24 hour access for visitors
  • Regular communication with families
  • Spacious, safe, beautifully-designed and elegant buildings
  • Excellent menus featuring well-sourced seasonal produce

“My Mum is living here for end of life nursing care, I looked around nine nursing homes that I compared to this one. From my first phone call I was put at ease, after months of hospitals I finally felt someone really wanted to give Mum the help she dearly deserves. They make me feel I am 100% part of her care, I’m always welcomed by warm, smiling, attentive staff, nothing is ever too much trouble. They care for Mum’s every need, giving her care, support, dignity with true kindness and love. I have met dozens of staff and each and everyone deserves my thanks and admiration, they are truly in the right profession for the right reason. I feel extremely lucky to have found such an inspiring home for my amazing Mum to spend the rest of her life in.”

Extract from a review given by a Porthaven resident’s relative