This Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) guide is about enabling people to die at home when they wish, and improving the quality of their care. Sections of the guide, online, comprise:
- Choosing to die at home.
- Dying a good death.
- Meeting carers’ needs.
- Coordinated care.
- Accessing equipment and services.
- Costs of dying at home.
- Practice examples.
- About this guide.
“In the context of this guide, ‘home’ means the place where a person usually lives. This includes ‘extra care’, sheltered housing accommodation and tenancy-based accommodation such as supported living, but not care homes”.
Read more: Dying well at home. SCIE.
SCIE (2013). Dying well at home: the case for integrated working. London: Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), May 2013. SCIE Guide 48.
SCIE (2013). Dying well at home: research evidence. London: Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), May 2013. SCIE Guide 48.
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 7, May 2013].
The palliative care charity Sue Ryder has reported that the NHS is failing to provide access to 24-hour support for patients dying at home in England.
Dying at home patients ‘lack 24-hour expert support’. London: BBC Health News, October 15th 2014.
For further information, see “Dying doesn’t work 9 to 5”.