How to care for someone dying from COVID-19

Hospice UK how to care for someone
During this challenging period there are going to be times that are very difficult, whether they be decisions that need to be made or respecting the decisions of others. Professor the Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, FRCP FRCGP FMedSci FLSW FHEA Hon Professor of Palliative Medicine, Cardiff University and Bevan Commissioner, Vice President Hospice UK has written a guide for people who may have to look after a member of their household who is dying from coronavirus. As stated in the guide:
‘This decision should only be used where it is absolutely clear and recorded in the person’s clinical record that he or she does not wish to be transferred to a hospital’.
The guide covers practical tips for home care, what to do when the person isn’t responding, how to tell if a person has died and what to do after the death. For a pdf of this helpful guide please click here. Rosedale Funeral Home is conscious of the impact self-isolation is having on how people respond to grief and as a result have moved their usual bereavement support online and can now offer GriefChat, an online service created by bereavement counsellors as well as opportunities to speak to one of our bereavement group facilitators. For more information please click here.