End of life & Palliative care

A1 Care: Your Trusted Provider for End of Life Care in Dorset


One of our missions is to ensure you trust us as your loved ones end of life care service provider throughout Dorset, Dorchester and Hampshire.


We understand how challenging this time can be, and we are here to offer you and your loved ones support, dignity, and comfort during these precious moments.

Understanding End of Life Care

End of life care is designed to support individuals who are approaching the last stages of life. This critical care is provided when a cure is no longer possible, and the focus shifts to ensuring the best quality of life for the individual in their final days. 


It is about comfort, support, and maintaining dignity.


Palliative care is a crucial aspect of end of life care. It is specialised medical care for people with serious illnesses, focusing on relieving the illness's symptoms, pain, and stress. 


It's about managing physical symptoms and addressing psychological, social, and spiritual needs. Palliative care can begin at any stage of an illness and seamlessly transition into end of life care as the individual's condition progresses.

Who is End of Life Care for?

End of life care and palliative care is for anyone living with a severe illness that is progressive and life-limiting. Such as cancer, heart disease, lung disease, kidney failure, dementia, or neurodegenerative diseases.


These services are not only for those in the final days or weeks of life but also for those requiring pain management and other symptoms at any stage of their illness. It's about enhancing the quality of life and helping individuals to live as well as possible for as long as possible.

Funding End of Life Care in the UK

Understanding how to fund end of life care can be a complex matter. In the UK, funding can come from various sources, including the NHS, social services, and charities, depending on individual circumstances and eligibility. Please read our page here about at-home care services funding. 


NHS Continuing Healthcare is care funded entirely by the NHS for individuals with significant, ongoing healthcare needs, and it's free, regardless of who provides your care. 

Eligibility is based on assessing your loved ones' care needs rather than your ability to pay. 


Your local council can provide funding support for individuals not eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare, depending on your financial circumstances and care needs. You may also have the option to self-fund your care.

You can also read our guide to affording at-home care and the options you have.

A1 Care - End of Life

Immediate rResponse with our Rapid Access to End of Life Care

A1 Care recognises the importance of time and swift action regarding end of life care. Our prompt response service allows us to provide immediate care for those who need it most in the comfort of their homes. 


We are equipped to carry out quick, thorough assessments and promptly establish personalised care plans designed to meet the unique needs of each individual, whether they're in Dorset, Dorchester or Hampshire.

Expertly Trained Carers at Your Service

A1 Care is proud of its team of dedicated and professionally trained carers, available throughout the Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, and Dorset areas.

Our carers have the skills and expertise to manage the unique challenges that arise during the end of life stage. They offer compassionate care, managing pain and other symptoms while providing emotional support and reassurance to the individual and their family.

Our staff have a bespoke in-house training system and monthly refreshers. This way, they are up to date with all training and regulations. We also have carers who specialise in end of life and palliative care.

Personalised Care Plans for Every Individual

Each individual's journey is unique, and that's why we believe in creating bespoke end of life care plans for each person we care for. 


We take the time to understand every individual's needs, wishes, and personal circumstances, crafting a care plan that best fits their situation. We ensure that all care plans prioritise the comfort, dignity, and peace of your loved ones.

Compassionate Care to Ease the Journey

Our compassionate team is committed to helping individuals live their final days with grace and dignity. Providing end of life care is not just about addressing medical needs - it's about providing comfort, emotional and psychological support and easing the burden for families. 


We aim to help maintain the highest possible quality of life for your loved ones during this time, focusing on their comfort and ensuring their individual wishes are respected.


To learn more about how A1 Care can support you and your family during this time, get in touch with our friendly team today.

We also provide Domiciliary Care services and Live-in Care services.