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The family caregivers’ guide to the final days of life

A cornerstone of Hospice in the Weald’s fifth service, Cottage Hospice, the Informed Guide is there to empower those looking after their loved ones who are in their final days of life. The guide is there to lessen the anxiety of “I don’t know what to do”. It is presented as a suite of ‘pick up and put down’ materials presented in both video and written format.

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Who is the Informed Guide for?

We use the term ‘family caregiver’ to describe the people who will be looking after their loved ones in the Cottage Hospice, but the Informed Guide is full of really accessible and useful information. It can be used by anyone caring for someone at the end of their life, in their home, a hospital or hospice.

Pick up and put down

The Informed Guide is presented as a suite of ‘pick up and put down’ materials presented in both video and written format. We say ‘pick up and put down’ because the materials don’t have to be used from beginning to end, in one go. It’s not meant to be a training course, and it acknowledges that everyone learns in different ways. The idea is that you will be able to get straightforward, practical information, as and when you need it.