The Six Steps to Success in End Of Life Care Programme: Training and Support for End-of-Life Care

02 September, 2021  ·  Less than a minute read

Throughout August, we showed our support for end-of-life care by taking part in the Six Steps  to Success in End Of Life Care Programme delivered by Princess Alice Hospice Education team.


Here at CHD Living, it’s important to us that we deliver exceptional care across all our homes, outlets and services.


One of those services includes end-of-life care within the care home service. To further show our support, we wanted to take part in the Six Steps Programme.
CHD Living team at The Summers presenting funds raised from Six Steps Programme

Support for End-of-Life Care: What is the Six Steps Programme?

In previous years, there have been concerns about the end-of-life care delivered across the board; and as such an important service, it had to be doe right. 


The Six Steps to Success in End Of Life Care Programme was developed by the Cheshire & Merseyside Clinical Network and the Greater Manchester, Lancashire & South Cumbria Clinical Network, with support from the National End-of-Life Care Programme. They created this programme with the view to train and support care homes to deliver exceptional end-of-life care for their patients.


This meant not only supporting them in the final stages of their life, but also their families, and the staff involved.


The course aims to train and support the care residence staff in delivering exceptional care and ensure they can demonstrate this in their practice.


The Six Steps:

 

1. Discussion as end-of-life care approaches

2. Assessment, care planning and review

3. Coordination of care

4. Delivery of high-quality care in care homes

5. Care in the last days of life

6. Care after death

Staff at The Summers presenting cheque for funds raised from Six Steps Programme

The Summers Care Home Completed The Six Steps Programme Provided by Princess Alice Hospice, Esher

One of our care residences, The Summers, took part in the Six Steps to Success in End Of Life Care Programme over 16 weeks. We’re delighted to announce that they passed the course and are now Six Steps accredited.


This is a wonderful achievement for us here at CHD Living, and we’re honoured to now be able to demonstrate to our future and current families that we can support them in their journey through end-of-life care in the most caring, safe and effective way, that is responsive to their needs and well-led. 


In that time, they completed 3 days of training and had lots of visits within their setting from the trainers to help them embed the new processes into their daily caregiving practises. 


They took part in workshops and video conferencing, enabling them to review their systems and build resources that they could use in their end-of-life care setting. These processes included how to plan and deliver end-of-life care effectively, how to care for the families throughout and after the process, and how to discuss end-of-life care with compassion and sensitivity.


During those 16 weeks, The Summers pulled together a portfolio detailing the evidence of how they’d implemented the training in order to qualify for their accreditation.


Owner and The Summers manager presenting funds raised

Support for End-of-Life Care: What Does the Six Steps to Success in End Of Life Care Programme Aim to Achieve?

 

The Six Steps Programme aims to open up the discussion about end-of-life care and ensure that care residence staff  are equipped with the tools, knowledge and resources to implement high-quality care.


The focus is on ensuring that end-of-life care is delivered respectfully, taking into account the needs of the patient and their family and that it’s safe, effective and well-led. The programme also brings to light the importance of caring throughout the process; a simple yet effective way of delivering exceptional end-of-life care for those in the final stages of their life.


We were delighted to be able to further show our support for end-of-life care. If you’d like to speak to a member of our team about our services, please get in touch.

 

If your loved one is reaching the final stages of their care journey, take a look at the helpful tips in our previous blog on managing the symptoms of stress.


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